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Old 03-21-2005, 01:10   #1 (permalink)
vinran1@bellsouth.net
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Re: 240 cracked leather interior

Actually..


Thanks Rusty!

I checked out that site in your post just now, and have been amazed.

http://www.leatherique.com/

Even though my driver seat has some pretty fairly LARGE cracks, there
may be hope for them yet, if what I saw here was accurate, and it
seemed to be pretty amazing.


I just may try the Leatherique, and see if I can save them.
In some areas of the seats, the leather is so hard it feels like it
will just crack if pushed on, and they describe that as "cardboard
hard" in their directions.

I just thought they were completely fried.
But supposedly, they have "crack filler" you can use if later redying
the leather, I didn't think that would be an option, but I guess I
really don't know all about leather..


Also a good Volvo testimonial there from someone who tried it.

Will advise the group; first I guess I should take pictures of the
seats for later reference.

And besides, it's easier to take some snaps then it is to actually
work on them, so it will appear I'm busy on them!



On Wed, 02 Mar 2005 03:24:07 GMT, "James Sweet"
<jamessweet@hotmail.com> wrote:

>
><vinran1@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
>news:uuv721ljitrte2l9dcoc1tbqdep99nhfju@4ax.com...
>> OK, I guess I better not start whining about the cracked leather on my
>> driver's seat, OR the bad sunroof in my "new" 89 780.
>>
>> I may have to bite the bullet and put in a non-Bertone seat in it, and
>> possibly just silicone the outside of the sunroof frame, which is
>> quite gone now.
>>
>> But I know Mr. Bertone will be turning over in his grave when he
>> hears about this....
>>
>> Maybe I can actually find a good-condition seat top somewhere, if I
>> hunt long enough.
>>
>>
>> Wish the previous owners had though of the concept of window tint....
>>
>> That's the first thing I did with this baby when I got it, to prevent
>> further destruction by the sun.
>>

>
>
>It's not horrendously expensive to have the front seats reupholstered, not
>cheap by any means but if the rest of the car is nice I'd look into it.
>
>Or you could get some nice sheepskin covers or something.
>
>The sunroof parts are identical to any other 700 series I think, you should
>be able to get replacement parts easily.
>


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