Leather Auto Seat Repair Suggestions

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  1. Nancy Hart

    Nancy Hart Very Well-Known Member
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    The seat on the driver's side of my 23 year old truck is falling apart. Would like to try and repair if possible.

    Has anyone tried, when it's this bad? . How did you do it?

    Youtube videos don't deal with this kind of damage over such a large area.

    ps: Don't care much how it looks, just want to stop further damage.

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    The damage looks pretty harsh to repair.
    We had a leather settee which I didn't like sitting on in hot weather, so we made a cover for the seat and used a duvet
    cut to size as the inside filling. Worked really well. Stays in place too. :)
     
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    Yep.. What worries me is you repair it one place and it cracks in another place.

    Even if I got a cover for it, I'd like to try to hold the leather together. Otherwise that foam stuff underneath will just come out. Doesn't look promising.
     
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    No, doesn't look too good - they have tape on Amazon such as Gorilla tape which we have used on carpet, holds very well
    That would stop the foam escaping for the use of a cover idea
     
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    I've been reading about this product. It's been around for 70 years. Supposed to glue leather to anything. Originally used to glue soles on shoes.

    Maybe spread it over the entire seat and attach some kind of fabric on top? . Just thinking out loud. :(


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    Wo - you'd have to be good at spreading that fabric in an awkward confined space
    I wish you good luck and hope it works ! :)
     
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    Patsy, I meant just the part of the seat that you actually sit on. :p

    I think the rest of the seat can be repaired more easily, because there are no splits elsewhere....so far.

    AND, they don't receive as much pressure. :D
     
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    I wouldn't use This Nancy..because it's not suitable for use indoors.. the smell is appalling and really overpowering. I come from a family of cobblers, and I remember the smell of this from my childhood...

    Now, my husband renewed all the leather seats in his sports car simply because he wanted to change the colour, and it was cheaper for him to do it himself, ....he's worked extensively with leather products in cars.. and he talks highly of this product...

    https://www.colourlock.com/fluid-leather-filler-20-ml.html?___store=usa

    I know it's a little expensive.. but it works better than anything, and is really easy to use......

    If however, you prefer a different choice ..then you might want to have a look here at this site where they're discussing the merits or otherwise of different contact cements...but do remember some like the ''Barge'' are really mean to be used outdoors

    https://leatherworker.net/forum/topic/44209-replacement-for-barge-cement/
     
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    Thanks, Holly. Will check them out. :cool:
     
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    I would also check out the link @Beth Gallagher posted. By looking around all the other related products, if you are using a computer & have full screen, there are all sorts of leather specific solutions that don't look too expensive. Once you secure the bad spots, then you can cover it with a nice seat cushion and not worry about it getting bigger.
     
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    A circular upholstery needle and some thick thread.
     
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    That's a good idea!. For the split parts. . It would reinforce them.

    A combination of all these things should work. Now, if I just had time to do this. :(
     
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    @Nancy Hart it will go faster than you think after you stick yourself a couple of times.:D
     
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    Oh - in that case stick a cushion on it :p
    I thought you wanted the full a la carte - the works, in other words :p
     
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