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Old 01-09-2011, 02:17 PM
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Leather Seat Repair

Does anyone know of a good kit to repair leather seats? I thought of just getting some custom seat covers not sure if I want to do that yet. I think I would rather get this repaired somehow. Thanks.



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Old 01-12-2011, 07:36 PM
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Had the same thing you have going on. Today I dropped it off at a friend's upholstery shop and they pulled the seams from the hip bolsters and sewed in new ones. Left the perforated seat in the middle. I don't know what it would cost since they did me a favor. But I can't believe it'd be too much since it was in and out in less than a day. Plus, it doesn't look "patched". It looks right... OEM.
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Had the same thing you have going on. Today I dropped it off at a friend's upholstery shop and they pulled the seams from the hip bolsters and sewed in new ones. Left the perforated seat in the middle. I don't know what it would cost since they did me a favor. But I can't believe it'd be too much since it was in and out in less than a day. Plus, it doesn't look "patched". It looks right... OEM.
I got a quote from a guy here at he wants 395 bucks plus taxes... Good grief.
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that cant be repaired... Only solution is to replace the destroyed leather.
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I got a quote from a guy here at he wants 395 bucks plus taxes... Good grief.
Sorry to second that but If i had to take a guess I would say $250 $350 range to repair properly but just so you know even with the FACTORY LEATHER it will NEVER match. it will be close but not so perfect that you wont be able to tell its been repaired. :/ New leather panel surrounded by worn leather...
Seat covers are not a bad idea.
I have been 25 years in this business.
Of course you may find less expensive workers out their. but the leather will cost about 60-100 from Detroit body products. plus small amount of foam. then labor 3 hours?
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:10 PM
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Sorry to second that but If i had to take a guess I would say $250 $350 range to repair properly but just so you know even with the FACTORY LEATHER it will NEVER match. it will be close but not so perfect that you wont be able to tell its been repaired. :/ New leather panel surrounded by worn leather...
Seat covers are not a bad idea.
I have been 25 years in this business.
Of course you may find less expensive workers out their. but the leather will cost about 60-100 from Detroit body products. plus small amount of foam. then labor 3 hours?
Upholstery and leather work are great skills. I'm sure it would be worth the money to get done. Just not in my budget just yet. Maybe when the tax refund comes in.
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:13 PM
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Upholstery and leather work are great skills. I'm sure it would be worth the money to get done. Just not in my budget just yet. Maybe when the tax refund comes in.
Perhaps a well placed Towel will save the seat from further damage untill you can get it repaired properly.
If you weren't so far away I would be glad to help you out.
I see your in BC. My wife is from Victoria, BC.
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Perhaps a well placed Towel will save the seat from further damage untill you can get it repaired properly.
If you weren't so far away I would be glad to help you out.
I see your in BC. My wife is from Victoria, BC.
Victoria is a great place. I have some relatives there. I'm way up on mile 300 on the Alaska Highway and it's -48C at camp right now. I've gotta get outta here one day soon.
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