Video: How to reupholster leather seats at home

https://www.youtube.com/embed/f-152q7fPLw

Sure, there is probably a decent upholsterer near you, but what if you want to re-upholster those seats yourself?

The seats in our Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite project were crusty and in need of repair, so we used a kit from Moss Motors to bring the buckets back to life.

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frenchyd
frenchyd MegaDork
11/4/22 10:14 a.m.

My seats are fine but really hard.  What is a good leather conditioner or are they all the same? 

ChrisTropea
ChrisTropea Associate Editor
11/8/22 11:15 a.m.

In reply to frenchyd :

Here is some info on how we refreshed the interior our 997 911. Tim used  Gliptone leather conditioner on the seats in there. 

frenchyd
frenchyd MegaDork
11/8/22 4:24 p.m.

In reply to ChrisTropea :

The leather in both Jaguars is in good shape no rips , tears, or torn seams. Except it's really dry. I mean rock hard dry.  
 Jaguar's leather is typical glove soft.  I've got several brands of conditioners but as I read the ingredients on most brands it seem like they all have beeswax and about the same contents.  
        If that's the case should I just use the least expensive with the same stuff or is one better than another?    

haringmp
haringmp
1/25/23 11:39 a.m.

In reply to ChrisTropea :

Nice job Tim - way to out wrestle that seat padding!! LOL

stu67tiger
stu67tiger Reader
5/3/23 7:03 p.m.

I just finished my Tiger's seats, so this came out just too late.  Lots of good advice to be had here.  One idea not mentioned is to do one seat at a time.  Pictures are good, but having an original example to refer to while putting the first one together is even better.  

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