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Old 12-25-2011, 11:53 AM   #1
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Leather wrapping for center console

My center console has some scratches and so are the band rests on either side. I'd like them wrapped in leather or vinyl matching the one on my dash and my door panel. Has anyone here bought them online? Any recommendations?

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Old 12-25-2011, 02:31 PM   #2
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If by "center console" you refer to the floor console, or what Porsche refers to as the "rear section center console," Pedrosgarage will cover it in leather for $180, the "non-smoker's shelf" is separate at $60. Return shipping extra, of course.

I am sending him four pieces from my car this week.
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Old 12-25-2011, 04:05 PM   #3
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I have taken a vow to do things myself! How else could I afford this and still have all the fun? I did look at Pedro's instructions but want to do them myself over the winter.
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Old 12-25-2011, 04:53 PM   #4
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Do it yourself

I did my own arm rests in leather a couple months ago. I got the metropol blue leather from a source in Detroit. It was a project but looks great. Check out my garage. I posted pic there. I also did the grab handles in leather. If my console was really scratched I would not hesitate to do it with leather myself. Just try and find a big enough piece with the same grain as your dash. Need any questions answered just pm me.
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Old 12-25-2011, 05:01 PM   #5
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Sorry Bala

The pics are not in my garage. I will try to post pics on Tuesday when I get home from holiday.
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Old 12-26-2011, 06:33 PM   #6
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Bala,

I got home and uploaded the pics of my arm rests for you to take a look at. I also did the round door pulls in leather. Mine had the black plastic pulls, not the silver ones. They had been all scratched up from what I think were dog paws. PM me if you need any info.
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Old 12-26-2011, 06:53 PM   #7
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Here are the DIY instructions: Leather Upholstering, sorry just noticed that you looked at them already
My advise:
a) The thinner the leather, the easier your job will be
b) Cut the holes AFTER you attached (glued) the leather to the console, you will have to do a lot of stretching (the leather, not you)
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Here are the DIY instructions: Leather Upholstering, sorry just noticed that you looked at them already
My advise:
a) The thinner the leather, the easier your job will be
b) Cut the holes AFTER you attached (glued) the leather to the console, you will have to do a lot of stretching (the leather, not you)
Thank you Chris. Hunt for leather has begun.
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Other members pointed me towards ebay for thin leather for projects, the guy they directed me towards was bobkitchener. I was more than happy with the product and price.
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Other members pointed me towards ebay for thin leather for projects, the guy they directed me towards was bobkitchener. I was more than happy with the product and price.
Found him. Thanks for the pointer.

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