Just had my seats restored......£150.....

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Just had my seats restored......£150.....

Postby TristanC » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:56 pm

Hi everyone!

Still enjoying 11477, but the time came for the next piece of restoration.... the seats.
They were in pretty good shape to start with. The leather was still supple and I wanted to try and keep as much of the car original as possible - so restoration was the way for me.

So here’s my £150 restoration, carried out by Leather Medic here in South Wales.....
(Before and after pics)

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Re: Just had my seats restored......£150.....

Postby priesh » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:40 pm

Looks great! I might have to get that done on mine at some point
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Re: Just had my seats restored......£150.....

Postby Admin-bloke » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:52 pm

Good work there!
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Re: Just had my seats restored......£150.....

Postby TristanC » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:55 pm

Thanks guys.

They’re a little darker than original.... but for £150, I ain’t complaining. :D
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Re: Just had my seats restored......£150.....

Postby A Van » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:07 am

Looks a really decent job , and you can’t complain at that price!!


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Re: Just had my seats restored......£150.....

Postby TristanC » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:33 pm

Yep - they are pretty good I reckon.

Will post up some shots once they are back in the car.

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Re: Just had my seats restored......£150.....

Postby Dave M » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:03 pm

I suppose the big test is going out for a spin wearing a pair of white ( Saturday night fever ) flares and seeing if the arse is still white when you get home lol
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Re: Just had my seats restored......£150.....

Postby TristanC » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:07 pm

Ha ha - yeah - think I might hang my John Travoltas up for a few weeks while I bed the seats in ;)
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Re: Just had my seats restored......£150.....

Postby MikeWard » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:42 pm

Looks good Tristan. It would be interesting to know how well they hold up in say a year or twos time? I know Gary Dunster had his redyed several years ago, and the dye has worn off again.
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Re: Just had my seats restored......£150.....

Postby TristanC » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:35 pm

Cheers Mike,

Now they’re in the car, I don’t really like the colour. It’s not a great match to the original.
The guy is going to redo them to match better for me soon.

But yes, we’ll see how they hold up over the coming months/years.

It’s really delaying the inevitable of getting new covers at some point in my opinion though :)
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