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Best advice for driver seat leather repair(khaki)

I have khaki leather and the driver seat has a stress tear in the middle of a panel, not at the stitch. I'm trying to find a reasonably priced solution.

I priced out replacing the cover from Mopar, that's about $400.

Auto upholstery shop wants about $300 to remake the cover, they won't repair it.

Final option is buying gray leather Mopar cover which some odd reason is 60% cheaper and then dying it to match.

When I say cover, it's not an after market cover its the actual leather that goes over the foam seat assembly.

Any advice is appreciated.

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Colorbond makes good quality interior paint. If you can get the correct color, then it's just a matter of proper preparation of the replacement skin and spraying it to match.
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Gorilla Tape has a clear repair tape that you can put over it to keep it from getting worse.... or to protect the new seat from wearing


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I have saddle brown w/ similar problem on drivers side. It looks awful. If you end up doing the Mopar cover, I'd be very interested to hear how it went.


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I have khaki leather and the driver seat has a stress tear in the middle of a panel, not at the stitch. I'm trying to find a reasonably priced solution.

I priced out replacing the cover from Mopar, that's about $400.

Auto upholstery shop wants about $300 to remake the cover, they won't repair it.

Final option is buying gray leather Mopar cover which some odd reason is 60% cheaper and then dying it to match.

When I say cover, it's not an after market cover its the actual leather that goes over the foam seat assembly.

Any advice is appreciated.

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If you're talking about the left seat bolster I had mine replaced. I had the upholstery shop do both panels in this picture.
I just took them the whole seat. They took it apart.
It was only $65. I thought that was reasonable. So I had them do the armrest too. I got rid of that hideous vinyl armrest.My whole bill was only $125. Those seat bolsters are vinyl. The leather is just in the middle. Take a picture and let us see what you're talking about.

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^^^^ wow, that looks great
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Take a picture and let us see what you're talking about.
I'll do that. in the mean time can you take a picture of your seat bottom from above. I want to see what pattern you have.

Also, at one point the seat was airbrushed and repaired so I think just replacing a panel is not an option anymore.
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I'll do that. in the mean time can you take a picture of your seat bottom from above. I want to see what pattern you have.

Also, at one point the seat was airbrushed and repaired so I think just replacing a panel is not an option anymore.
This is all I have.

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Thanks, this confirms that there is a variation in the stitching design but the cushion is the same.

My front part is one piece and the butt area is three parts.

I can get an entire new OEM cover for less than 100. Then about 50 for a die kit.

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