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    Default Leather seat repair / refurbishment

    The condition of the seat bolster on the drivers side of my 355 has always been a slight let-down in comparison to the rest of the imaculate interior so I was looking at how best to rectify this. Following on from a post by Fraccie ( http://www.clubscuderia.co.uk/forum/...=leather+seats ) and additional recommendations from Dave Z I contacted Paul Gaskin of www.leatherrepairandrestore.co.uk.

    Paul was actually going to come up to Scottyland and do the seats for me here but the opportunity came by to take the seats down to him in Lancs and have a weekend in Blackpool whilst they were being done was too good to miss.

    The "before" pics actually make the seats look worse than they really were, especially the close-ups, since I used a cleaner to get all the protection off. There were also a couple of scuff marls on the handbrake cover too.
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    Some "during" pics tale by Paul during the work....
    He had to mask off the individual areas of red stitching which he said was a pain in the a$$
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    And some "After" pics. Both seats were done completely and Paul gave me some of the dye/mixture to touch up the handbrake cover. The colour match is awesome and the seats not only look like new but feel like new. Mega impressed with the quality of work and the price. Fabulous!!

    Jim
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    Glad your pleased Jim, they look very good....

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    They look great, top job

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevew View Post
    They look great, top job

    Definately. Will be contacting this chap shortly to do Steves 308

    Anyone know if he will tackle piping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HUD View Post
    Definately. Will be contacting this chap shortly to do Steves 308

    Anyone know if he will tackle piping?
    Hud,

    This process is extremely DIY'able. Mask the piping, thoroughly clean and condition the seats. Airbrush kit, Gliptone colourmatched dye (thinned 25% with water).......and away you go

    Have done both my seats along with all of the door cards

    LittleBlackFlash was so impressed with the results - he had me do all of his doorcards as well
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    Interested in doing this myself (interior is on my "to do" list) - any one know where I could get a suitable air brush kit from?

    Kind regards all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medieval View Post
    Interested in doing this myself (interior is on my "to do" list) - any one know where I could get a suitable air brush kit from?

    Kind regards all.
    just brought one off flea-bay from these people (62.95 with compressor and two airbrushes). It is ok for diy,

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    I think a number of you have now had similar work done on your cars. has anybody got a view on the longevity of such treatment? It seems to me to be little more than a spray paint which will surely wear off? Probably a good idea prior to putting the car up for sale.
    You thoughts/experiences please.

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