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Old 10-02-2010, 04:32 PM
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My Drivers seat bolster has taken a beating the last 2 yrs..it had a repair done but this year it really started to get bad.... I talked with some club guys that had restored an old 356 with a shot leather interior and they recommended ColorPlus products to do a good job at repairing it short of sending the seat out for some new recovering... Well for 90 some bucks and time....here are the results short of the final buffing and polishing the finish in a couple weeks to fully blend it all....I am really pleased with the results...good ..not perfect but I blame me not the product... but I can live with it as it is loads better than before...Easy to use and great directions...Sorry one of the shots shows it not fully dried and looks like a drip.. It is very flexable too .
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That came out really nice,good job!
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That came out really nice,good job!
Thanks!
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That looks great. My own experience is that the patch and fill and color methods are not durable on wear surfaces. I hope you have better success than I have.
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Thanks Dave, I hope it will...but nothing lasts forever..even leather...as long as I'm not fixing it every week I will be happy...Went back once more and hit it with a good 400 grit and 1 more coat...now wait a few days and then buff out and hit with the oil.
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Those results are from "buffing and polishing"
- I say snake oil.
I have never seen wear that high up and so fierce. B and P!!!!- you must be a Magician !
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Those results are from "buffing and polishing"
- I say snake oil.
I have never seen wear that high up and so fierce. B and P!!!!- you must be a Magician !
I am amazed at how it turned out...haven't yet buffed it out with the Sureflex Softener but you first use the sofener after cleaning all the leather...let it soak in for 24-48hrs and then buff it....lightly sand the area with 400-600 wetsand then apply the SUREFLEX color...let it dry between coats. I would lightly resand after a couple coats to keep brush strokes down. Final coats and let it set up and cure for 3-5 days...then reapply the softener....
Now to see how long it will stand up to daily driving...
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Thankyou for that that information. My car needs some of that as well- perhaps not as severe though.
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Thankyou for that that information. My car needs some of that as well- perhaps not as severe though.
Your welcome...always glad to help another Rennlistier
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I've found that the best repair for a driver's side seat bolster, is a good used set of newer Porsche seats. Better materials, safer, lighter by a ton and prettier.
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I've found that the best repair for a driver's side seat bolster, is a good used set of newer Porsche seats. Better materials, safer, lighter by a ton and prettier.
True if you can find them....not many this far north and in the Mtns...so for100 bucks I'm out cheap until the time arises that Paul Champagne does my seats or I get lucky with what your suggesting...
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Nice job. I've used the same products on my bolster (not as bad as yours) and to refresh the other seats about a year ago. My car is pretty much a daily driver and the color is going away slowly. If nothing else giving your seats a thorough cleaning and softening is a good idea... I'm still trying to picture the size of rear-end and his method of entry to wear your bolster like that.
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Originally Posted by Skiviking View Post
True if you can find them....not many this far north and in the Mtns...so for100 bucks I'm out cheap until the time arises that Paul Champagne does my seats or I get lucky with what your suggesting...
Yep - I'm saving up for some Champagne work myself, but want to get the dash and console done first. This looks lie a great way to give my seats a couple more years of life. Thanks.
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Nice job. I've used the same products on my bolster (not as bad as yours) and to refresh the other seats about a year ago. My car is pretty much a daily driver and the color is going away slowly. If nothing else giving your seats a thorough cleaning and softening is a good idea... I'm still trying to picture the size of rear-end and his method of entry to wear your bolster like that.
Thanks..... Well I had heard from others that knew my cars history...you wouldn't beleive the shape it was in before it was bought by the guy I bought it from...He did Engine, trans, Wiring harness, clutch...paint all before I got it from him...So it is a daily driver during the summer and has been great the last 2 years....so I feel I'm getting off easy with some seat work and steering rack and new set of tires...the big *** could be mine...but the bolster was worn and colored up when I bought her..I'm trying to figure out why it was so worn so high up on the bolster?...I know the lower part is usually where I see wear on interiors....

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