Leather Auto Seat Repair Suggestions

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  1. Nancy Hart

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    I can just imagine. I'll pretend I'm a doctor closing up after surgery. ;)
     
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    That's a good option @Patsy Faye. By putting a few velcro pieces in place to keep it from moving around and easy removal for cleaning - no chance of getting pricked either.
     
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    Thanks Von, yes I thought Nancy was going to cover the whole seat, once she sealed the leather
    The idea worked well on the sofa, a low tog duvet makes a nice filling too :)

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    Can you say "Seat Covers"?
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    Hey, I kinda like that! :cool:.. You just wait, @Joe Riley. You will be jealous. :p
     
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    I think I did .. :p
     
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    I finally got around to thinking about this seat again. Once a tear starts it gets bigger fast. Climbing in and out of the seat doesn't help.

    Temporary fix. Fishing line, crochet hook, hole punch.

    Just added a few single stitches here and there to slow down the damage. Left long tails on the knots so they wouldn't stick up and poke you. I guess I'll just keep adding stitches where necessary until I decide what to do. Maybe by then it will be time for a trade in. :p

    seat stitches 10 2019.jpg
     
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    The thing is when leather gets this old, it will just keep cracking. If the pickup is of much value, it might be worth having it recovered. Maybe use a faux leather and cut the cost.
     
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    Yeah, I can see that is what's happening. I suspect I'll try to glue a vinyl covering on top of the leather. I wanted to try to hold the leather together until I get around to doing something, because it would give a better base for the glue. Underneath is just some foam stuff.

    I keep listening for things to start going wrong with the truck. :rolleyes: I'm expecting the AC to go out any day now. :p
     
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    Sounds like it is time to retire it to the old vehicle retirement home. :(
     
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