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Old 09-04-2012, 09:30 PM   #1
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Question Stitching busted in rear upholstery - fix? [pic]

Any advice on tending to this? It's on both sides of the center seat. I'm interested in options other than reupholstering.

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Old 09-05-2012, 05:00 AM   #2
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Leather stitching is usually cotton and nylon mix, nylon is attacked by solvents, they melt it and weaken the threads. An oil-based product will attract abrasive dirt / grit and permeated the leather via the stitching, the oil will soften the leather, and the abrasive dirt plus friction may cause the leather to tear and / or the stitching to fail. Do not use harsh solvent-based cleaners as this may cause the stitching to fail over time

Leather stitching besides a learned skill requires special tools. You will obtain a much better finish than DIY if you take it to an professional upholsterer
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:35 AM   #3
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Thanks. Reckon I might as well get it checked out by a professional.
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