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Old 11-11-2016, 12:57 PM   #1
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Leatherseats.com v Autoberry.com for leather seats

I am in the thick of a complete interior redo (it looks awesome, and I will post the story eventually).

Next stage is replacing the leather on the seats and headrests. I don't want to do lseats.com (no chance it can be excellent at that price). I am in $2k already on the refresh, and I can afford $2k for the leather.

I am looking at leatherseats.com, which seems to have a good rep, and autoberry.com. Anyone have direct experience with either or both?
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Old 11-11-2016, 02:06 PM   #2
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I did leatherseats.com quite a few years ago on a Jeep. I thought it was good value and they still looked new when I sold the car.
It was a boatload of work replacing everything but I'm guessing you knew that.
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Old 11-11-2016, 02:45 PM   #3
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I did leatherseats.com quite a few years ago on a Jeep. I thought it was good value and they still looked new when I sold the car.
It was a boatload of work replacing everything but I'm guessing you knew that.
Replacing the leather was a boatload of work or replacing the interior?
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Old 11-11-2016, 02:52 PM   #4
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I just did the leather. I'm sure the entire interior is a big job too.
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Old 11-11-2016, 09:04 PM   #5
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OH, I GOTA JUMP ON THIS.
I bought a set of seat skins from LEATHERSEATS.COM, the first seat.....passenger side, I hired a pro to install and they did a good job....maybe $200, (I removed the seat and took it to them) can't remember right off, then I decided to remove and install the other one myself and it turn out pretty nice (just don't squeeze the hog rings TOO tight).
After about a month I noticed the back side, lower edge, lh/rh of the seats started showing the white material....THERE WASN'T ENOUGH LEATHER THERE. No matter what I tried to hide it THERE WASN'T ENOUGH LEATHER THERE and I called them and told them. Hey, you need to take these things back add more leather and will try it again. ONLY ONE PROBLEM they refused to pay for the installation/removal. That's where the cost is at.....removal/installation.
They did not estimate the correct amount of leather at those points......THERE FAULT.....THEY SHOULD PAY. They never did.
I'll NEVER use them again. Take your own chances.
Make sure you get in writing, that they will pay for labor cost if THEY GET IT WRONG.
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