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Old 09-17-2011, 06:28 PM   #1
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I have a 2000 Boxster with Metropol blue interior. I am looking for a piece of leather to cover the door arm rests. Does anyone have a source for this special dark blue leather? I don't need much but finding a perfert match in a craft store is difficult. Does Porsche or any of it's suppliers sell?

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Old 09-17-2011, 07:26 PM   #2
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You may have to contact them, but here's some info:
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:49 PM   #3
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Thanks Pat,

Good lead. I really don't want to spend that much and buy a whole hide. I continue to look a little longer. I may call them to see if they have any remnents they want to sell. If not I may have to go with a vinyl.

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I would head to a local auto/marine upholstery business. They usually have, can dye or can find anything you might need.
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Call a few dealerships, and see if they have any sales samples available from the customer demo area. I purchased 3 over the years to make custom leather fuse plate covers. Sand Beige, Terracotta, and Stone Grey.
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You can recolor any piece of leather you want any color you want with a swatch of original. Go to an automotive upholstery shop and get a piece of leather with the right grain, then do some googling.

Your original leather is painted not "dyed", thus, believe it or not, you can sand, prep & repaint i just like any other painted surface. There are a handful of companies which will match your color with a swatch in a dedicated leather paint

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You can recolor any piece of leather you want any color you want with a swatch of original. Go to an automotive upholstery shop and get a piece of leather with the right grain, then do some googling.

Your original leather is painted not "dyed", thus, believe it or not, you can sand, prep & repaint i just like any other painted surface. There are a handful of companies which will match your color with a swatch in a dedicated leather paint

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Be careful. This is true only to a point. If you "sand" into the grain of your leather you won't get it smooth again. Someone seeing sanding may think 100 grit sandpaper and that won't be good here.
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:30 AM   #8
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The man to call is Bob Budd at Classic 9 Leather in Dearborn Hts, MI. He specializes in Porsche interior restoration. I have had Bob send me leather for both my beige and gray interiors with perfect matches. He sold me large scrap pieces very reasonable. $50 to $65 bucks. I just spoke to him. He said he thinks he may have a piece of Metropol Blue. Give Bob a call Monday at 313-682-1983.
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Thanks for the lead. I will try him on Monday.

Thanks to all for their help here.
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pedro does leather interior pieces; check his website.
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