[V8] Leather seat repair
dsaad at icehouse.net
dsaad at icehouse.net
Mon Oct 11 17:42:27 EDT 2004
That is exactly what I did to mine.
Plus, I sit on it sideways when I put on my ski boots - which probably helps
flatten the cushions.
Quoting Jeremy Ward <jward at mti-interactive.com>:
> 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).
> - Jeremy
> Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld
> -----Original Message-----
> 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
> So - at the moment, it looks like $300 for a top notch rebuild of my entire
> 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
> that is.
> (unless of course someone has a good seat they swapped out or something
> 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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