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Old 02-04-2013, 04:08 PM   #1
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Threads showing in leather seat

The uppermost part of my bolster where it is sewn to the setback is seperating on both driver and passenger seats. I'm guessing I'll have to remove the leather covers from the seats and re-stitch the seam back together unless someone has another option?
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:13 PM   #2
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you need to hydrate that leather. the seam is ripping because the leather is drying out and shrinking.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:35 PM   #3
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I recently acquired the car so I'm sure the leather is dried out. By hydrating the seats now probably won't have any effect on the seams that have pulled apart, will it?
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I recently acquired the car so I'm sure the leather is dried out. By hydrating the seats now probably won't have any effect on the seams that have pulled apart, will it?
it'll keep the rest from doing it. and it'll stitch back better.
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Once the leather has been hyrdated use Leather Master Soft Touch (ex Vital) - this is not a conditioner per se; it contains polymers in an aqueous emulsion and is used to improve and maintain the tactile feel and lustre by rehydration and to ensure the leather remains matte, soft and supple. It can also be used when doing repair work to help soften the area being worked on and to dilute some of the pigments, helping them to permeate

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Thanks for the advice fellas. I've also been looking at the products from leather magic to cover the wear on the drivers side bolster. They claim to match the color of dove grey along with treating and conditioning the rest of the leather seats.
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I need to get some ripping on multiple points on my cardinal red seats, do you recommend anything...

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not always the stitch rip because of not treating the leather with a conditioner , when the factory install cover they use air tool and some times when securing the cover to the foam pad they catch the tread with hooks and shred the tread ,its a common problem ,you have to take the cover off and have it re sewn
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