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Recovering Dopr Panels and Dash in Leather

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I am the new owner of a 15k mile 1999 Boxster. It is Guards Red with a beige interior. I like the look of the all leather interiors, but unfortunately, mine is not. Has anyone attempted to recover the door panels and dash in leather? It does not look like an easy task.

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For MY99, I believe Boxster Red was the only full leather interior option. Consider 'replacing' instead of 'recovering', you can buy door panels or dash in good condition from ebay. Cheaper & Easier.

Congrats on your near new Boxster.

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For MY99, I believe Boxster Red was the only full leather interior option. Consider 'replacing' instead of 'recovering', you can buy door panels or dash in good condition from ebay. Cheaper & Easier.

All standard interior colors (black and Savannah beige) were available in leather for MY1999.

I agree - replacing panels is the way to go, unless you have a trusted connection with an upholstery shop 'south of the border' even then, getting the car there, keeping it safe etc. adds to the complexity and the cost.

There is an occasional - full leather dash- offered on eBay. It's a big job.

I bought my 99 when new car inventories were tight, choice was low and I had intended to add leather but, the standard 'dimpled' interior has its own classic look and requires minimal care. You could say it has 'grown on me'.

Minimal care=wiping down with a wet cloth and 4x per year treatment with Vinylex and Aerospace 303 (my top is down nearly year round but the car is normally garaged and not parked in the sun for long periods). There is no noticeable degradation of the dash.

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