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    Re: Diy - freshen up leather seats for $20 - no more ugly seat bottoms

    Quote Originally Posted by greg-sls View Post
    I was just looking at the SEM website - maybe this picture of GM colors will help:
    http://www.vinylproleather.com/store...assic%20GM.jpg
    Thanks for the link. However, I don't really see the beige/tan color of our 01 SLS interior. Lt neutral is the closest. Maybe it is just my monitor.......

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    Re: Diy - freshen up leather seats for $20 - no more ugly seat bottoms

    You really have to look up the trim codes. The colors on the screen never look like the car and the colors in the car are very different than what you think they are.

    Order carpet samples some time. When you get them, I promise the one you think would never match your car, is the one.

    Especially these greys and shale and neutral they have. They're very deceiving.

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    Re: Diy - freshen up leather seats for $20 - no more ugly seat bottoms

    Quote Originally Posted by codewize View Post
    You really have to look up the trim codes.
    I know, just haven't had the time. I have ordered multiple carpeted mats in the wrong color, now I do get samples.

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    Re: Diy - freshen up leather seats for $20 - no more ugly seat bottoms

    Quote Originally Posted by greg-sls View Post
    I was just looking at the SEM website - maybe this picture of GM colors will help:
    http://www.vinylproleather.com/store...assic%20GM.jpg
    Who can tell me the code for a 94 Fleetwood Brougham with the tan interior?

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    Re: Diy - freshen up leather seats for $20 - no more ugly seat bottoms

    TSS - I suggest going to a local automotive paint store that carries SEM interior dyes. That's what I'm going to do when I re-dye my seats. The color of the lid on the can should be a match to your interiors. I have to agree that Lt neutral is close to my interiors too - more of a light mocha tan.

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    Re: Diy - freshen up leather seats for $20 - no more ugly seat bottoms

    Quote Originally Posted by greg-sls View Post
    TSS - I suggest going to a local automotive paint store that carries SEM interior dyes. That's what I'm going to do when I re-dye my seats. The color of the lid on the can should be a match to your interiors. I have to agree that Lt neutral is close to my interiors too - more of a light mocha tan.

    Good idea Greg - thanks. I have a superb auto paint supply store nearby. Problem is, I hardly ever drive the SLS during the week unless it needs to be taken to the dealer for service. Then, my wife and I trade for the day. But, that is definitely what I need to do.

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    Re: Diy - freshen up leather seats for $20 - no more ugly seat bottoms

    Quote Originally Posted by ocmdiaz714 View Post
    Who can tell me the code for a 94 Fleetwood Brougham with the tan interior?
    Use the RPO lookup tool to tell what color you interior is... on my 2000 the sticker is located on the spare tire cover. The interior color (3 digit code) was in the lower right corner after the exterior paint color.


    http://www.cadillacfaq.com/rpo/index.php

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    Re: Diy - freshen up leather seats for $20 - no more ugly seat bottoms

    Ok so I received my can of SEM Classic Coat today in the mail and immediately went out and tested it on my seats. Amazing! That's all I can say. It blended right in with my seat color (BTW the seat color for a Pewter Seville interior is Medium Dark Pewter from SEM). The difference is night and day! My seats look 10x better than before, and saved me a good $300 from buying a new seat bottom cushion. Next up is conditioning the seats, and then it will be like a brand new interior.

    Amazing product for sure.

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    Re: Diy - freshen up leather seats for $20 - no more ugly seat bottoms

    Sweet, I really want to 2 tone my seats to match the 2 tone interior panels

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    Re: Diy - freshen up leather seats for $20 - no more ugly seat bottoms

    Hey ryannel2003 ,

    How do you "recondition" the seats? I am doing the SEM combo on my ebony seats tomorrow, and I would be interested in making my seats feel better. Has anyone doe this before on ebouny(black) seats? When you look at the color chart on the SEM website there is only one black. So I guess there is no other option to choose for black or ebony seats. But if anybody has any suggestions from doing an ebony interior vehicle, please let me know.

    The dealer fixed a cigarette burn in the back seat, and although you cannot tell it was there by looking at it, it is very very rough about 8 inches by 8 inches all around where it was. I can't even wipe leather cleaner/protector on that part of the sea because the microfiber towel,or any towel sticks to the rough seat so bad I have to peel it off. Anybody got any ideas on fixing that one? Bet you the guy didn't use a flexible coating like the SEM we are all talking about. Think I could carefully take some 4000 grit to it very lightly and then hit it with the SEM paint? Only thing I could think of, but don't know if I would try without someone elses advice.


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    Re: Diy - freshen up leather seats for $20 - no more ugly seat bottoms

    I haven't done it to my seats yet, but i've heard nothing but good things about Leatherique.

    http://www.leatherique.com

    Buy the Rejuvinator Oil and Pristine Clean and it should soften your leather like brand new. Never heard one negative comment about the duo.

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    Re: Diy - freshen up leather seats for $20 - no more ugly seat bottoms

    Add me to the list wholeheartedly endorsing SEM Classic Coat. I did my '91 DeVille first to make sure I did it right before doing the Seville. For a nearly 19 year-old-car with 257,000 miles on it, the DeVille's leather wasn't in terrible shape, but it definitely had some wear:



















    The color is a bit lighter, but since I did all of the seats, it won't matter. And they look a lot better.

    The Seville's seats weren't nearly as needy, but the left bolster on the bottom of the driver's seat definitely had some wear:













    Easy to do, inexpensive, and I'm very happy with the results.

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    Re: Diy - freshen up leather seats for $20 - no more ugly seat bottoms

    ^^^ NICE!!!! Hey, can you tell me the color used for the 01 Seville? That is exactly my color.

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    Re: Diy - freshen up leather seats for $20 - no more ugly seat bottoms

    It's Shale. SEM has the correct GM color code

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    Re: Diy - freshen up leather seats for $20 - no more ugly seat bottoms

    Quote Originally Posted by gdwriter View Post
    it's shale. Sem has the correct gm color code
    thx!

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