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Old 02-01-2016, 05:32 PM
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After a few problems with the company, I got my new leather seat covers installed. They are from lseat.com . It was a blast installing these things but took a lot of time and patience. They aren't perfect, but they are real leather and far better than my old, worn, ripped leather. Some won't like the bunching, which seems consistent with this brand, but they're a good deal for well under $400 for the stock factory design (ie correct stitching pattern with silver grey stitching, perforated inserts, piping line, etc).

I'm pretty satisfied with the new seat covers and I'm confident that they will look better and better over time. After all, they are comfortable to sit and drive in.

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Old 02-01-2016, 07:11 PM
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Thanks for posting up the pics and your thoughts. My seats are in need of some help as well and I'm torn between L-Seat leather or Only 944 vinyl. I don't have the patience to install them myself so I was going to have a local recommended upholstery shop do it for me. Plus the leather has bonded to the foam on my seats and will tear the foam when removing the current covers so they can take care of that as well.
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Let them sit in the sun for a while (few hours a day) and it might shrink up a bit.
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Old 02-02-2016, 01:21 PM
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I appreciate the comments. If you don't do the installation yourself you could save 20-40 hours of your time. As for the bunching, that's a good idea. Some sun and time would do these well, but without a good place to leave the seats and without good weather, I've installed them in the car for now.
You guys think I should work on them a little more or would you be ok with how they are now?
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You can also use steam to shrink them to size. I think sun or steam will make a huge difference. Good job
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They do look good! Great work.
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Old 02-02-2016, 02:14 PM
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Do they make burgundy covers? I think these look awesome. For under $400 I want a set!
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Old 02-02-2016, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by 944Phil View Post
You can also use steam to shrink them to size. I think sun or steam will make a huge difference. Good job
Thanks for the comments - good to hear others' opinions because I've been looking at them so much I can't tell if they're any good.
Was wondering about the steam. I have a mini travel iron that has steam capabilities, and is perfect for the job. However, my thoughts are that steam shrinks the leather by drawing out oils from the leather and perhaps preservatives, while heat without steam softens the leather and maybe resets its shape a bit. Is this right? I would think the steam might have long-term consequences, but not sure.

Also, would any leather conditioner, dye, or shine be a good idea at this point?
I could dye them a darker black, and/or give them a satin sheen like the stock seats. This would all be in an effort to make them even closer to stock.
There's this product below, but I'm really hesitant to do anything drastic like this.
Amazon.com: Fiebing's Leather Dye: Sports & Outdoors Amazon.com: Fiebing's Leather Dye: Sports & Outdoors

Amazon.com: Fiebing's Acrylic Resolene Leather Finish Protectant - 4 Ounces, Neutral Amazon.com: Fiebing's Acrylic Resolene Leather Finish Protectant - 4 Ounces, Neutral
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+1 on those looking sweeeet!
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wife texted me that mine came in as well. i am pumped!

hopefully i find the time for the install in the next few weeks!


good job bonus12!!!


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this is how mine look but of course they dont cost $ 400.00 and they are full leather
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I'll post some pics of them in the car. I think not bad for my first go at any kind of upholstery work. Crappy cell phone camera pics incoming:






Old driver seat was ripped and gone, but I saved it in case someone could use the material per section or perhaps patching.
Passenger seat was in good/great condition and can easily be swapped to a driver side so I have saved the material.



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they look fine they will unwrinkled eventually
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phL, it's cool you got your covers. What do you think of them so far?
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Originally Posted by lart951 View Post
this is how mine look but of course they dont cost $ 400.00 and they are full leather
Hey Lart- not seeing those on either your ebay store, web site or facebook page. Where could one buy a set, and do you offer them in brown for early sport seats, and as a single seat (rather than the pair)?
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