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    Default seat bolster repair / refinish

    still negotiating a private purchase of a 360 manual spider. It has some scuffing / marking on the drivers door side sear bolster in the usual area. https://i.postimg.cc/gkkkYBhd/DSC-0600.jpg

    How do I sort it? Looks to me mostly like the result of the owner, a biggish guy, wearing blue jeans

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    Easily sorted using the Gliptone system.

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    The foam has been degraded by a large or less careful driver. It requires a local repair - I'd budget between 200 and 300.

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    any recommendations as to who can do this. presumably you are talking of removing the seat removing the cover and replacing someof the foam. I can see what you say about the foam degraded but I did wonder if it was the leather that had been stretched

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdseye View Post
    any recommendations as to who can do this. presumably you are talking of removing the seat removing the cover and replacing someof the foam. I can see what you say about the foam degraded but I did wonder if it was the leather that had been stretched
    Yes, that's right; the seat is removed so that a skilled trimmer can rebuild the bolster foam then re-shape to match a good side. The covering is either the existing leather or new hide to match.

    It may be that the foam is OK underneath but looking at how much the bolster has been pulled around I would not want to take the risk when negotiating, so would budget for the worst.

    A company such as https://boundarycarcare.co.uk/interior-repairs/ can do the job.

    Note: if you are lucky with the foam and are happy to use a leather repair liquid rather than replace then you may use a hot air gun to stretch the leather and remove the baggy areas. Be careful, though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdseye View Post
    any recommendations as to who can do this.
    K Baggs in Poole is a good southern option. They carry out work on many high-end cars as well as for the main dealers - Ferrari, Bentley etc.
    Last edited by Kyodo; 07-04-2019 at 08:34 AM. Reason: typo

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    I second Kevin
    He's done quite a bit for me over the years.
    He doesn't do " That will do stuff "
    Spider,or coupe? Just get one of each.

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