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1G Seat restoration options

Posted by LV-DSM, Jun 5, 2020

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  1. LV-DSM

    LV-DSM Supporting VIP

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    Anyone tried to restore their seats? The foam has gone flat in my factory fabric seats and I'm practically riding on springs. It's also possible that mice have eaten it all. I don't want to replace them because the fabric is perfect. I'd prefer to fix them, Just wondering if anyone else has tackled this and if so, what can be done.
     

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    1990 Plymouth Laser RS Turbo
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    1990 Plymouth Laser RS Turbo
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  2. iugrad92turbo

    iugrad92turbo Supporting Member

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    Take to a shop to have repaired im taking my leathers done in vynl find another seat or put a cover over it its something you gonna have to decide what works not much options these are old cars.
     

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi
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  3. Sniffbooger

    Sniffbooger Proven Member

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    There's lots of good upholstery shops here in the LA 'hood' areas of town... They can restore all the padding on the seats as well.....I'm thinking of getting my cloth tan seats redone with black PVC vinyl leather look....with diamond tuck in the middle areas...after all its Diamond Star Motors!

    Something like this:
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  4. LV-DSM

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    Wow that's not bad. I remember lots of good upholstery shops back in LA. They are far and few between here on the east coast. Looks like I might have to find a pro. Thanks guys.
     

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  5. jinscho

    jinscho Proven Member

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    If you find one local let me know, I'm about 20 min north of the valley and would love to have some options in getting my seats restored professionally.
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder N/T
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  6. benspilk09

    benspilk09 Proven Member

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    I just had mine recovered, though I didn't need any padding repaired. I just had surface level cracking in my leather and they were ugly.

    A local upholstery shop did them. They can repair foam no problem. They glue more on, and shave it back to shape. I've done it with motorcycle seats before and it's not too difficult.

    Before and after shots:
     

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    1991 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  7. LV-DSM

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    Those seats look factory new! That's some nice work

     

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  8. ThunderChild

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    Just curious, what'd this end up costing you?
     

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    1987 Toyota Pickup/Hilux
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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
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  9. benspilk09

    benspilk09 Proven Member

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    Just over $800 for the front seats.

    If OP's covers are in good shape then foam repair shouldn't cost much at all. Building these covers from scratch was very time consuming.
     

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