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      05-16-2017, 08:52 AM   #45
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I'd be in for a group buy or even just an email reply with costs from the supplier
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      05-25-2017, 09:49 AM   #46
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So I bit the bullet and ordered the dash cover at the weekend and it just arrived - nice easy install (takes a bit of pressure to get the cover seated - glad it's a nice hot day in the UK!) and looks really fantastic - really lifts the interior and very pleased!

Will post pics in a bit
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      05-25-2017, 11:51 AM   #47
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I'm always amazed that people have so much extra money to spend on such trivialities.
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      05-25-2017, 12:43 PM   #48
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So I bit the bullet and ordered the dash cover at the weekend and it just arrived - nice easy install (takes a bit of pressure to get the cover seated - glad it's a nice hot day in the UK!) and looks really fantastic - really lifts the interior and very pleased!

Will post pics in a bit
Well done Phil - look forward to the pics!
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      05-25-2017, 02:21 PM   #49
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So I bit the bullet and ordered the dash cover at the weekend and it just arrived - nice easy install (takes a bit of pressure to get the cover seated - glad it's a nice hot day in the UK!) and looks really fantastic - really lifts the interior and very pleased!

Will post pics in a bit
Top work sir... I'm also keen on the pics. Did you go Gts surround with the extra sectional stitching or the one with stitching around the edges?

The reason I ask is, I fancy the GTS with the extra stitching but I'm concerned the stitching might fade over time? Can anyone advise?

MJ
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I'm always amazed that people have so much extra money to spend on such trivialities.
Have you never specced a Porsche before?
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So I bit the bullet and ordered the dash cover at the weekend and it just arrived - nice easy install (takes a bit of pressure to get the cover seated - glad it's a nice hot day in the UK!) and looks really fantastic - really lifts the interior and very pleased!

Will post pics in a bit
Well done Phil - look forward to the pics!
Thanks- I did use your previous post for extra guidance but it's all very easy anyway. Didn't bother masking off the underside, that seems like way too much OCD for me but thanks for taking the time to post your install.
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So I bit the bullet and ordered the dash cover at the weekend and it just arrived - nice easy install (takes a bit of pressure to get the cover seated - glad it's a nice hot day in the UK!) and looks really fantastic - really lifts the interior and very pleased!

Will post pics in a bit
Top work sir... I'm also keen on the pics. Did you go Gts surround with the extra sectional stitching or the one with stitching around the edges?

The reason I ask is, I fancy the GTS with the extra stitching but I'm concerned the stitching might fade over time? Can anyone advise?

MJ
I went for the GTS and both the alcantara and the stitching look like OEM. Doubt anyone can advise on fading over time but can't say it's a concern I've heard of before.

Both versions look great IMO but the extra stitching on the GTS is a nice visible feature looking in through the windscreen as well.

Sorry no pics tonight as I forgot when I left work but I'll try and get some tomorrow
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      05-25-2017, 04:25 PM   #53
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GTS for me in alcantara, perfect choice. Hats off to you Sir...

Now to get the knife in the bottom of the piggy bank, once I see the photo's I doubt I'll be able to resist

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Terrible lighting conditions, photos and filthy car but I'll try and get some better ones over the weekend








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@bimmermasterpieces do you offer a full dash wrapped? I am a serious buyer.
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Terrible lighting conditions, photos and filthy car but I'll try and get some better ones over the weekend
Thanks for sharing. This is def going on the shortlist.
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Terrible lighting conditions, photos and filthy car but I'll try and get some better ones over the weekend

Thanks for putting these photo's up, they are brilliant and also very bad for my bank balance. As I suspected the GTS cover looks outstanding, I'm off to ask @bimmermasterpieces if they are willing to discounts for forum members?

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Terrible lighting conditions, photos and filthy car but I'll try and get some better ones over the weekend

Thanks for putting these photo's up, they are brilliant and also very bad for my bank balance. As I suspected the GTS cover looks outstanding, I'm off to ask @bimmermasterpieces if they are willing to discounts for forum members?

MJ
Yeah when I was researching it I think I read a German forum where someone had said they asked for forum discount, but they said they were selling well enough they couldn't offer a discount or something? Still worth asking I suppose!
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Thanks for putting these photo's up, they are brilliant and also very bad for my bank balance. As I suspected the GTS cover looks outstanding, I'm off to ask @bimmermasterpieces if they are willing to discounts for forum members?

MJ
I've been in talks with them to see if there's anything they could do for either a group buy, or a forum discount.
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Alcantara is actually cheap. Just go to an automotive upholstery shop and have them install the material however you want.

I've had custom headliners put in that looked better than OEM for less than $200. I've had leather seats repaired for $50-100 to like new condition when the dealer would say I needed to buy a whole new seat or charge me something outrageous to fix some dye faded no or a minor crack.
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Does anyone know if it is possible to re-upholster the Alcantara steering wheel when it eventually gets worn out?
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Does anyone know if it is possible to re-upholster the Alcantara steering wheel when it eventually gets worn out?
I am not sure how you wear it out. It's very durable. You just take a damp washcloth r equivalent with a small amount of dish soap and it's very easy to clean and bring the nap back. I had an alcantara steering wheel before and I would say it's very difficult to wear it down like leather. I also have an alcantara topped seat on my Ducati and do the same thing to that. It's four years old and still looks new. And I don't sit on that seat like I would a car seat. I move around on it a good bit.
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I have seen some rather worn Alcantara MOMO/Sparco wheels in my time.
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I commented on this video in another thread. As I stated there, the video poster is somewhat misinformed. And his steering wheel is easily cleaned and brought back to life. Nothing is actually worn off the wheel. I'd be very surprised if that were the case. My alcantara steering wheel was on my daily driver Mustang and it would start looking just like the one in the video. But a couple minutes of cleaning, and voila, it looked new again.
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I'm going to get the M Performance wheel with LED installed - so that's been a concern for me. I just wanted an OEM way of monitoring the oil and water temp and that seemed to fit.

Good to know it can be restored.

I did watch a few YouTube videos showing some guys using what looked like a toothbrush or similar tools to restore the Alcantara but the end results - while better than at the start - never looked pristine.

I was getting worried that I needed gloves to use it every day.
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That looks awesome! I am very interested in a group buy if one happens
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