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Old 12-18-2007, 02:02 AM   #1
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how to renew leather seats?

The leather surface on the edges of the seats are kinda worn from entering/leaving the car. What can I do to make them look better?

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Old 12-18-2007, 12:41 PM   #2
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You can keep the leather clean and soft with conditioners and cleaners, but once it's worn away, you pretty much have to replace it. There are some kits that addvertise "like new repair" but they are not very good, won't last, and usually look like crap.
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Yeah i tried that leather repair kit for my seats, looked worse than what it did. I got lucky at the junk yard and picked up a set of front leather seats for 50 bucks.
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:04 PM   #4
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Can't you get them re-apolstered at a body shop, or something? (did I spell that right)
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:26 PM   #5
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That is always an option.
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:35 PM   #6
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You can keep the leather clean and soft with conditioners and cleaners,
Ok, gonna look into something like that.
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Old 12-19-2007, 08:18 PM   #7
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You can remove the seat cover (or have an upholstery shop do it if you can't) and replace the outer leather sections with new material, in the same or a contrasting color. The cover-up seat cover kits look like crap. If not, replace the seats with some aftermarket ones.
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:28 AM   #8
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there are companies that make facotry replacement covers too. take the old leather off and slip on brand new leather.
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Ok, the seats are in now. they are from a '97 Camaro with the 30th anny logo.
I cleaned them with a leathercleaning towel from meguiars and they look a lot better now. The worn area isn't that bad like I saw it in the pics so I'm really happy now.

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So, you desided to get the 97. I hope you enjoy driving it!
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no, these are the '97 seats in my '91 Z

I hope I can testdrive the '97 Z soon!
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Doh!! That's what I get for not looking at the picture. Just rememered you talking about getting a 97.
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Thats still in my mind but didnt happen till now.

I hope to have some spare time within the next two weeks
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If you have an OLD, Oldschool shoemaker in your town, take him a sixpack (or whatever he drinks)talk real nice to him(old people can be cranky)he could tell you what to do ,or even fix that woren spot for you.
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ok, will try that!
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