Roadmaster Leather Seat and Console Lid Repairs

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  1. 81X11

    81X11 Well-Known Member

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    Dealer's Choice Upholstery here in Austin recovered the center armrest lid on my Roadmaster Wagon. It wasn't terrible, but the old leather was getting dry and you could see some wear. I'd given up on finding a good used one in the yards here...Texas just burns them up!

    The leather is now beautiful!

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    Also had some work done on the driver's seat itself too.

    This is the BEFORE on the seat. I dropped it off to repair a small hole I'd rubbed into the front corner/edge of the driver's seat. Could not really even be seen inside the car, but it had been bothering me.
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    He replaced the two outside pleats on the seatback and seatbottom too. No holes in those but they are pretty wrinkled after 135K miles and 22-years of sliding in and out. You can see the white chalkmarks on the pleats in the pic above where the cuts to the leather were made. I'm really trying to keep the interior of my Roady (and the car itself) as nice as possible.

    The weather has FINALLY gotten prettier so I installed the console lid and also here are pics of the repaired seat too. Came out well!

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    Trying to keep old leather nice in Texas is somewhat hard. Hot and dry!

    -Texas Mike
     
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  2. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    Did you discuss with the repairer what you'd want to use to keep the leather preserved? If nothing else, some saddle soap, I think, would help. That top came out beautiful, but did they have any problems with the plastic pieces?
     
  3. 81X11

    81X11 Well-Known Member

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    No trouble with the plastic pieces. It all came out well. I've been using Meguire's leather care on this car for 12 years. Think it's helped
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    Yeah, my Exploder's the first vehicle I've owned with leather; one thing's for sure, when I get it on the road again, I'll have a bunch of cleaning and protecting to do.
     
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    The work looks great 81x. There is a lot of "pride of ownership there"
     
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    81X11 Well-Known Member

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    I've had the car for 11 years now and it's nicer now than it was then. I hope to keep it forever!
     
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    Beautiful work! Congratulations.
     
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    I wish I had your seat! This is absolutely gorgeous.
     
  9. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ There's rednecks north of the Mason-Dixon

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    It looks real nice Mike.

    I've said it before, but I'll say it again..
    This car is lucky to have you.
     

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