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VIN
YV1HA8724MD011565 (see owner timeline)
Model Year
1991
Engine
B230FT (4cyl turbo)
Fuel
Petrol
Transmission
AW71 (Automatic)
Exterior
019 Black
Interior
2970 Dark Grey

Seat reconditioning

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  • Turbobrick780Turbobrick780
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    My seats are pretty shot (leather dried, cracked and torn up). Has anyone brought theirs to an upholstery shop to be reconditioned? What were your experiences?

    Thanks!

    Cali780Cali780
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    My mechanic knows a reconditioned seat expert in Los Angeles. He showed me a car with seats reconditioned. The new seats looked very different, back seats were original….

    Can you use the leather from the trunk pass-through or back armrest as patches to fix your seat? My seats are torn only at sewing joints so I am considering this option.

     

    Turbobrick780Turbobrick780
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    I already had mine redone. Came out pretty good!

    Dans1989Dans1989
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    LEATHERIQUE. They have been around for many years. Offer conditioner that can restore dry leather but will take patience and some hands on work. I met the Canadian supplier and he showed me some real seats he has reconditioned. I just started to use on mine and is showing improvement. They also can supply dye matched to mfg standard or a sample from your seat.

    http://www.leatherique.com/

    Hywelhywel
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    Getting mine done this week at a place near me in Las Vegas.  They do all kinds of high-end cars and then there’s my work in progress!  Will post the before and after pics!

    Turbobrick780Turbobrick780
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    Awesome! Can’t wait to see how it turns out.

    Hywelhywel
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    Here they are…came out lovely!

    Turbobrick780Turbobrick780
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    Wow! Looks amazing. I like how they even have the little folds like the originals. Looks super comfy. What did you pay?

    Hywelhywel
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    I went to a shop locally that does exotics like Ferrari’s, Bentley’s and Lambo’s, so it wasn’t cheap by any measure (would rather not say how much it cost tbh because it was a good percentage of what I paid for the car in the first place).

    They mentioned that it was actually one of the more difficult seats they’ve had to do (glad I didn’t have the multicolour seats).  It took two hides of really good quality leather and I saved some money because they reused the leather from the seat backs (where the pocket is etc) as it was very clean.  They also re-dyed my headrests to match. Finally, I’d bought new seat heating elements that they installed for me too.

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