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At the 16 year mark, my leather is beginning to show its age, so I would like to use one of the dye products available to spruce them up. The problem is getting the correct color. I have always thought of my 2000 Cab as having the lighter of the two gray options. From browsing on eBay, I became convinced that Graphite Grey was the darker of the two, as it certainly looked darker than my leather in eBay ads. Unfortunately, the good folks at SeatDocs.com did not have a formula for a lighter, unspecified grey. At LeatherMagic, they have a Space Grey ... but it appears very dark ... certainly darker than my color. Finally, the tag under my hood says "CE" where the interior color code is located. I believe (but cannot recall where) I read that leather code "C" denotes Graphite Grey. So ... I am thoroughly confused Any help / enlightenment would be greatly appreciated. Kim
I bought a beautiful 2000 Boxster S a couple of years ago, and now the leather has shrunk in two places and is on its way out in a couple of others. I have purchased two cow hides, one black and one graphite gray and planned to do the door panels and dash myself, and have my local car upholstery guy do the seats. Has anyone ever recovered the door panels with new leather? It appears that the door panels are plastic welded or plastic riveted together. I was hoping that the door panel could be disassembled, but, it doesn't appear the be the case. Has anyone ever done this before? I'd love some tips or tricks to make my life easier, maybe pictures....... At this point, it looks to be a pretty straight forward job, albeit difficult if the panels cannot come apart and be reassembled. Also, is there anyway to remove the cover for the airbag and put it back together? I bought some absolutely beautiful new leather, and it is leaps and bounds better than the original, but, it appears that these are covered in leather first, and THEN assembled and the plastic "rivets" melted after the leather was put on the pieces. Is that true? Any tips or tricks would be appreciated. Thanks, B