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PostSubject: Leather seats   Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:27 pm

Hey guys i just bought an xr6 turbo an one thing i want to get is leather seats any one have them just want to know if you think there worth it? or know any good places that will do leather seat conversions?
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PostSubject: Re: Leather seats   Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:14 pm

Is it for a ute or sedan? I had the sports leather in my BA XR8 and it was awesome, much more comfortable then the normal leather as the sports leather is half leather and half velour. If you wanted to chase some seats first I'd try Fernteee gully auto salvage, they specialise in fords and always get new stock come in. 2nd that I'd try ford based forums such as fordmods, boostedfalcon, or even eBay
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PostSubject: Re: Leather seats   Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:56 am

its a sedan so yeah need all 5 seats ive also seen these things called leather seat covers anyone heard or tried them
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PostSubject: Re: Leather seats   Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:36 am

you'll be up for a hard hit then, I say dont worry about the seats and get a flashtune Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Leather seats   Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:54 pm

Pretty sure those leather seat covers on ebay are poor quality and if you look around you can find a decent price of seats out of a wrecked xr! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Leather seats   Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:57 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Leather seats   Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:56 am

does def look like a bargain but unfortunatly bit strapped for cash so dont think ill be able to afford it yet
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PostSubject: Re: Leather seats   Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:22 am

theres a nu fairlane ghia out at lara wreckers ( ex taxi ) with leather seats that will go straight in the ba im fairly sure...ofcourse the rear seat bolsters will be different but nothing a few mods cant fix lol
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PostSubject: Re: Leather seats   Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:31 am

On the topic of leather seats, does anyone know who or how to fix tears? Also general restoration
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PostSubject: Re: Leather seats   Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:08 pm

general restoration.
Crack repairs, dyeing and rejuvination
I can help you at Darby's we have these products called the leatherique range made by PPC.
I have had very good results so far.
I have just bought second hand seats and will be doing a photo display to show people the results.
And for leather care for refurbished and new leather, there is The Juice Leather care which is a protector for the leather
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PostSubject: Re: Leather seats   Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:17 pm

General Restoration
Leatherique.
Apply the Leather Rejuvinator leave for 24 hours for the prouct to soke into the pores of the leather, if need to drive the car put a garbage bag on the seat.
Then use the Prestine Clean to remove all the dirt, grime that the rejuvinator has brought to the surface,
repeating steps leaving the rejuvinator for a min 24 hours each time until using the cleaner to clean the surface down.
Repeating steps until the Rejuvinator leaves an oily film behind, which means the leather has been brought back to its supple self, then apply a final cleaner step.

If crack filling and dyeing is required bit more complicated but still possible.

Im not sure about tears, im currently trying to find someone who fixes tears in leather, i have a small tear i want fixed if anyone knows of anywhere that does it WELL.
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PostSubject: Re: Leather seats   Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:42 am

Yeah i have big filthy cracks mainly in the driver's seat. I tried Mothers leather balm. It was good but it's not going to fix my problems.
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PostSubject: Re: Leather seats   Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:37 pm

for cracks what you want to do is using a product called prepping agent to scuff up the leather with a scotch brite pad. then you need to use a product called crack filler with a little bit of dye in the crack filler to help it blend into the leather, flat sand it nice and smooth, then re dye the leather i can send a sample away to get the dye colour matched if you like, because unfortuantly we dont have a tinit system for the dye's at darby's. I will def have some info on it for the cruise in august but will try and remember for the cruise this satdy
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PostSubject: Re: Leather seats   Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:09 pm

Don't stress mate. I'm not in a hurry and I don't have any coin anyway. I'll chat to u about it saturday
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PostSubject: indentation in leather   Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:40 pm

does anyone know how to get indentations out of leather, I have rejuvinated the leather and even done the ironing with a wet towel to put steam and heat into the leather which removed the larger indentations but the minor ones are still there. O r does anyone know somebody who does leather rejuvination, apart rom Tim from Uti-colour as i already spoke to him and he cant really help.
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PostSubject: Re: Leather seats   Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:47 pm

rumour has it that if you wet the indentations a few times and dry it with heat it can get them out, but how much truth there is to it i have no idea. this method is supposed to shrink them out, but i spose it would depend on how bad/deep they are? ive never tried it and never had leather seats myself, but the idea of drying out the leather to any extent im not so sure about either as it tends to crack. well it does on shoes anyway.

as i said, i have no idea on if would work or not. it was something i was told by an old fella some time ago but ive never tried it. i dont know if it would be worth the gamble or not with the replacement cost of the material if it doesnt.
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