[V8] Leather seat repair
jward at mti-interactive.com
Mon Oct 11 17:35:21 EDT 2004
Sad news... My driver's seat (sport travertine) has a split down the sewn seam on the seat bottom from the PO.
A note to you with seats in fair shape - don't ever put your knee in the seat bottom when reaching in the back, and invest in some nice leather conditioner products (cheaper in the long run).
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From: v8-bounces at audifans.com <v8-bounces at audifans.com>
To: v8 at audifans.com <v8 at audifans.com>
Sent: Mon Oct 11 14:13:08 2004
Subject: RE: [V8] Leather seat repair
This from Carlson Audi:
Seat bottom cushion available - Audifans list price is $118.
Seat back cushion is available - $135
Seat bottom Leather is NLA but full retail price is: (GULP) $871
I did not bother to price the seat back leather but oddly it is still available.
So - at the moment, it looks like $300 for a top notch rebuild of my entire seat
by a local craftsman who happens to specialize in German Iron - err I mean
Leather is the most cost effective route - other than a nice "Indian Blanket"
(unless of course someone has a good seat they swapped out or something equally
Quoting "Buchholz, Steven" <Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com>:
> ... I don't have BTDT on the "comfort" (AKA Barcolounger) seats, but I
> know that on the sport seats (i.e. the one with 3 separate sections in
> the seat bottom ... middle w/2 bolsters) the foam pieces are still
> available from Audi, and the price is not terrible. On those seats, IME
> the problem is that the metal frame breaks through the reinforcement in
> the pad ... I wrap closed cell foam around the metal to try to spread
> the load over more of the reinforcement ... so far, so good ...
> Steve B
> San Jose, CA (USA)
> > Another possibility is to find a passenger side bottom and
> > side, and cut the
> > leather from it to use on your seat. I've done this for years
> > with the foam
> > in the 4000Q/GTI seats. You might try to do the same with the
> > foam on the
> > bottom. For that matter, I'd use the whole bottom. The center
> > where you sit
> > probably hasn't had much traffic. Therefore it should have
> > better support.
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