leather repair or contrast panels?

Discussion in 'MBClub Polls' started by jonnyboy, Jun 5, 2011.

What would you do with this interior?

  1. Use the battered pads, just repair them, they will be fine.

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
  2. Bite the bullet and have the centre's recovered in the classic black

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
  3. Contrast-panel the damaged centres in another colour (please post/photoshop your choice)

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
  4. Recover the centres in black but have the whole lot contrast-stitched (and post what colour?)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. jonnyboy

    jonnyboy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Right, first time trying a poll!!

    I came across some 129 seats via Acid (Brabusk8) so now I have two sets of seat squabs and backs. One of my existing squabs is heavily split. The ones I got were cheap as chips as they are holed in several places. Funds are tight-ish right now so I need to know whether leather repair kits will let me fill the worst bits to get me going for a while, pending the answer to the poll?
    I asked about this on my wheel thread but thought it worthy of a thread on its own?
    As a reminder this is the car which will have refurbed wheels, chances are with colour coded centres and painted silver rims:-
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    Here are some pics of the squabs (didnt bother with the ruined one currently in the car though !!!)
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    Looking forward to your responses. Who has successfully repaired their leather, and would it withstand my moderately fat a*se ? Funds are pretty tight right now but hopefuly will improve. I doubt myself or Mrs JB can do the replacement panels to my standard, and I fear using a pro is too expensive for me right now.
     
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  2. trapperjohn

    trapperjohn MB Club Veteran

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    Leather Clever in Lancashire quoted me £140 to repair the standard hole and lack of leather to the drivers bolster of some leather seats I recently aquired for a certain 124 Estate you may know the history of:D

    I have yet to take them up on this offer:devil:
     
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    trapperjohn MB Club Veteran

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    Druk will be along soon to give you details of his leather exploits.

    Lets hope he keeps it clean and above the nave:eek:.

    I voted origional black - but was leaning towards contrast panels in perhaps silver.
     
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    jonnyboy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I know all about our Derek's travails!!

    Silver an interesting choice.
     
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    jonnyboy

    jonnyboy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    As an aside, it looks like the pads all have heaters in them and mine was a non-heated seats car.
    How difficult would this be to retrofit? I have removed the looms from the frames the pads came with. Is it just plug and play into existing looms then adding switches etc? Or a lot more involved?
     
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    The worst bit will be threading the looms through to the fuse box and under the floor John, carpets out jobbie but if the seats are out probably wont be too much of issue for you. You will need another centre console trim with the holes cut out for the swithces too. There will probably be some spare sockets in the fuse box ready for the looms to connect.
     
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  7. Druk

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    Forget the retrofit John. Just another PITA for you to worry about. Use the seats as they are till you get some liquidity back. Then worry what colour to do the center panels. Air Force Greyish/ blue would go nice with the paint.
     
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