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2003 Mini Cooper S (R53) - Day 6, Seat repair, great result!


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Love the anti rattle tip for the boot catch.  

Love the wiper arm lift devices for the repaint.  

Your Garage man, Kinell that’s smart.  The only thing I would do differently is go for deeper skirting.

Very methodical work through the oil leak issue and subsequent ‘burn off’.

£40 quid for a Rocket Box Gasket, I remember the days when a Mini RB gasket was 99p.  Although the were cork as opposed to some moulded fancy rubber job.

i couldn’t live with your Matt repair though.  Very good thinking, but the mere sight of a one of those coach head bolts anywhere near a car has me gagging like a good lateral flow swabbing and reaching for the paper bag.

 

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The Cooper's interior is fairly tidy but the driver's seat bolster was very worn.

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I bought a bottle of dark grey leather dye from Amazon for less than £8.

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I treated the worn bolster and whilst it looked much better, the dark grey was clearly not as dark as the original seat colour.

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Undeterred, I proceed to dye both front seats and I am really pleased with the results. The job took 2.5 hours and wasn't particularly difficult.

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7 hours ago, Isaac Hunt said:

Love the anti rattle tip for the boot catch.  

Love the wiper arm lift devices for the repaint.  

Your Garage man, Kinell that’s smart.  The only thing I would do differently is go for deeper skirting.

Very methodical work through the oil leak issue and subsequent ‘burn off’.

£40 quid for a Rocket Box Gasket, I remember the days when a Mini RB gasket was 99p.  Although the were cork as opposed to some moulded fancy rubber job.

i couldn’t live with your Matt repair though.  Very good thinking, but the mere sight of a one of those coach head bolts anywhere near a car has me gagging like a good lateral flow swabbing and reaching for the paper bag.

 

Thanks dude.

I like easy fixes, especially when they don't cost anything.

We bought the house because it had a double integrated garage, however once we moved in, I soon realised that the garage is only good for storing cars, not working on them. The house came with enough land to the side to build the workshop, which, apart from the concrete base, I did myself. That was 8 years ago. I've since spent many happy and some unhappy hours in there.

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