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    Thread: Advice/recommendations for red leather interior

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      05-06-2012 02:46 AM #1
      I have an 02 ALMS edition W 60k miles on it. The leather is decent, but I would expect it to look better had it been under my care.

      Would it be worth it to have the leatherskins repaired or purchase new ones? What would you do? Any personal recommendations or experiences? Are the repairs legit?

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      05-06-2012 07:59 AM #2
      All depends I reckon. What's up with the leather? ripped? discolored? wrinkled? hardened and cracking?

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      05-06-2012 01:05 PM #3
      First I would see if it's repairable. You can even redye it if it's not ripped or torn.
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      05-06-2012 09:56 PM #4
      There are a couple very small tears, but I've heard you can work on them, too. I just know they can be in better shape and I'm contemplating restoring them or buying new skins.

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      05-06-2012 10:07 PM #5
      Passenger base:



      Driver's side bolster:


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      05-06-2012 10:08 PM #6
      The shift knob is a little worn, too.

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      05-06-2012 10:41 PM #7
      you could trade interiors and door panels with me , or I'll buy your old ones if you get another set

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      05-06-2012 10:49 PM #8
      ^i've requested the price of the skins, so we'll see what the numbers look like.

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      05-07-2012 08:54 AM #9
      Those photos don't look bad

      Why don't you get a good leather cleaner and give them a scrub down and see what they come out like first?
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      05-07-2012 09:40 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Neb View Post
      Those photos don't look bad

      Why don't you get a good leather cleaner and give them a scrub down and see what they come out like first?
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      05-07-2012 01:31 PM #11
      My drivers seat is a little tired and so i have purchased new skins from an Audi/VW parts supplier.
      I waited till they had a sale on and got them at half price..£400 for the 2 skins instead of £800.
      Supplier was VW Teeside in the UK. I will be refreshing the foam on the drivers bolster as it has tired..

      Liquid leather got it to this stage but bolster wear isnt an easy fix.
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      05-07-2012 02:09 PM #12
      With all the cows we slaughter here in the US, you would think leather would be a dime a square foot here in the U.S. Any other tales of re-upholstering? I have a tear in my gray leather, and I'd like to get it sorted before it gets worse.

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      05-07-2012 10:51 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by sTT eV6 View Post
      My drivers seat is a little tired and so i have purchased new skins from an Audi/VW parts supplier.
      I waited till they had a sale on and got them at half price..£400 for the 2 skins instead of £800.
      Supplier was VW Teeside in the UK. I will be refreshing the foam on the drivers bolster as it has tired..

      Liquid leather got it to this stage but bolster wear isnt an easy fix.
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      05-07-2012 10:53 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Chuckmeister87 View Post
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      This is the car freshly detailed from the dealer. The pictures are of a small tear on each skin. They're very small, but I'm critical.

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      05-07-2012 10:59 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Kacz07 View Post
      This is the car freshly detailed from the dealer. The pictures are of a small tear on each skin. They're very small, but I'm critical.
      Do you drive your car or is it a showpiece??
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      05-07-2012 11:17 PM #16
      ^Just picked it up. Just thinking ahead for extra parts, etc., rather than waiting around. Wanted to get an idea of price.

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