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  1. So, my interior is black, I mean pretty much everything.... Awhile back, I added some red belts to add some colour. Made an improvement. But still need more I feel. Decided to investigate getting some seat colour... I mean how many singer interior pics can you look at without doing something about it!! Man is not a camel, right? Been checking out the tartan and houndstooth look. The houndstooth is so classic and stylish, like it heaps. Very tempted. So 911R.... But for my car being all black in and out, I want more colour... more bling to lighten it up a bit. So, leaning towards the tartan. The search continued... Ive updated my exterior decals to red (was orange... was not a fan of the orange), so with my black car, I'm looking for a red/black tartan. Its been a challenge as so many tartans are loaded with blues, greens or yellows... and I didnt want the base colour white as it would be too bright for me. its been hard finding one without those other colours and with the right proportion of red, black & white. Then there's the fabric... light, heavy, pure wool or synthetic, etc... Hmmm, its hard finding out stuff. Here's my original interior, pre-red belts. A bit dull/drab, eh? I've now weened my selection down to a few: Coming in at 4th: In 3rd place: And in 2nd place... and almost got pole position: Sorry, about the lousy pic quality above. But... sitting up in 1st place... the winning entry is (drum roll pls): I got a sample of this winning entry shipped to me to be sure it looks the same as the web pic. Hello!! 20pounds postage thanks! Over $40 AUS to touch it. Ouch! Anyway, a few emails later, this only comes in a lightweight pure wool (10oz) fabric ... which is not ideal but in checking with my upholsterer he's ok with its hardiness. After all, the car is not a DD so it wont get sat in every day. Polyviscose or a heavier wool (13oz, 16oz) is better I'm told. I need about 2m in length. I'm going to replace just the centre corduroy inserts. The black sides will remain. For the head rests I'm thinking of not doing them in red tartan but just replace the corduroy with a like for like black vinyl as the sides (bolsters) are. So, the head rest will just be plain vinyl black. Booked in for early next year.. pics and update hopefully by end of Jan 2019. I'm excited.
  2. I used to go Gary Blackman in Richmond but he closed shop a few months ago.... Where would I go for reapholstering seats? Thinking of getting my cloth centres recovered. Also, where can you buy black vinyl? For re-doing RS door cards. Is it all the same shade of black? Are there different qualities, special RS door ones...? suggestions or recommendations welcome, thanks...
  3. Anyone got any suggestions for where in Australia to get some interior touch up paint done? The 'sand beige' is chipping in certain places. I assume it has a certain component of latex or similar to make it flexible? I assume early 996's suffer from the same issue. Seems to be easy enough in the US to get Home Depot to mix something: I'm going to try 'Harts Automotive Paints' in Geebung, hopefully they can assist (at the suggestion of a friend and I'll update this thread if they can) but anyone got any other suggestions? Google wasn't much help
  4. Hi all, I've had my SC a month or so now. I've been working through the annoyances that made it the bargain it was. So far I have fixed the sunroof, shift coupling, driver's window regulator, window channel seals and a few other minor things. Next is the interior seat trim, then the A/C. It's a survivor car with nearly 400,000km on the clock. While the car is in excellent condition in the original colour and trim, with no modifications at all, I'm not sure if I should try and keep it ncompletely original or not. The front seat trim is slightly different to the rear so I''m guessing someone's swapped out the front seats at some stage. I see that vinyl and leather retrimming kits are available cheaply and easily, but nothing for this tweed/berber type stuff. Anyone know if a prepackaged kit is around? If not then I'll have to send it to a trimmer, or give it some nicer front seats. Thoughts on originality on something with so many k's?

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