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Old 11-05-2005, 03:02 PM
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Leather seat covers

Seems like the front seats are often the first thing to go, cosmetically.
Sheepskins are nice... but for hot places, they can absorb sweat and attract dirt.

Has anyone tried recovering your seats with real leather?
$1000 front and back, for 100% leather seems like it might be a worthwhile investment,
for a vehicle that is great mechanically, body, paint, dashboard, etc.

Anyone have any photos of leather seat covers in your Benz?
I don't need them in my current car...
but I'm already thirsting for more Benzes,
which is an affliction that I can see has reached pandemic proportions on this forum.

Here's the place that charges $1000:
trimcar

Know of any better deals, for quality work?
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Old 11-07-2005, 11:32 AM
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Ra, I recovered my front driver seat and it is perfect. I didn't want to take any chances so through my local MB club I found an MB interior specialist and he installed MB OEM leather. The leather source is something you might want to consider.
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Old 11-07-2005, 04:48 PM
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I was just reading some website that pointed out...
MB has no patent on leather.

As long as you find a source of high qrade material,
the person building and fitting the seats is probably
the biggest variable, in getting a great job.

I'd love to see a photo of your seat
and the general cost, if you care to reveal it?
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Old 11-08-2005, 11:45 AM
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That is true. Quality leather and vat-dyed.
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Old 12-12-2005, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Ra_
Seems like the front seats are often the first thing to go, cosmetically.
Sheepskins are nice... but for hot places, they can absorb sweat and attract dirt.

Has anyone tried recovering your seats with real leather?
$1000 front and back, for 100% leather seems like it might be a worthwhile investment,
for a vehicle that is great mechanically, body, paint, dashboard, etc.

Anyone have any photos of leather seat covers in your Benz?
I don't need them in my current car...
but I'm already thirsting for more Benzes,
which is an affliction that I can see has reached pandemic proportions on this forum.

Here's the place that charges $1000:
trimcar

Know of any better deals, for quality work?
This seems interesting. I think I will give them a try in summer and may go with a 2-tone. If anyone has any experience with these guys, please let us know.
Thanks
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Old 12-12-2005, 07:40 PM
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GAHH is the company for this. It is excellent quality. About $1400 for two seat covers for a 230SL they advertise.
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Old 12-12-2005, 07:41 PM
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BTW, if you order it from Adsitco, it might actually be from GAHH at a bargain. It is possible.
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Old 12-12-2005, 07:49 PM
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Seems like the best plan is to take a Mexican vacation.

$500 for all leather, INCLUDING labor is very attractive.
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Old 12-13-2005, 10:01 AM
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I like the TRIMCAR option better. Saving $500 and getting dysentry in Mexico doesn't really seem worth it to me.
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Old 12-13-2005, 11:49 AM
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Well, just drink beers...
and stay away from the donkeys.
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Old 12-13-2005, 12:04 PM
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Exclamation Discount?!

Maybe the Forum Owner can setup something with this company that would allow us members to get 50% off? I'm sure there would be a lot of orders then!!
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Old 12-14-2005, 11:02 AM
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Seat Covers

Check with Quality Tops & Interiors kush213@yahoo.com.

Just completed both front and back in my 280SEL. These people have the orginal materials,(leather and MB Tex)Mercedes specs and do an excellent job. They do the sewing for many of those that sell interiors at a much higher price. Email me if you need more info or pictures.

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Old 12-14-2005, 01:54 PM
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I can host the pictures if you have no way to display them here?
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:10 PM
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IMHO, the main problem with fixing your 20 year old mercedes seats is that you end up with nicer 20 year old mercedes seats but they are still 20 year old mercedes seats. Not for everybody, but I bought a pair of matching grey leather seats out of a 98 BMW 750iL. So much more comfortable and adjustable than any Mercedes seat I've experienced. Cost me $250 and they are in great shape.
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:53 PM
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IMHO, the main problem with fixing your 20 year old mercedes seats is that you end up with nicer 20 year old mercedes seats but they are still 20 year old mercedes seats. Not for everybody, but I bought a pair of matching grey leather seats out of a 98 BMW 750iL. So much more comfortable and adjustable than any Mercedes seat I've experienced. Cost me $250 and they are in great shape.
You bought those BMW seats to put in your Benz? !! Do they work? Any mods needed? Can I do it for my 95 E300D? What about the rear seat? The 2000+ 5-series seats would look great in my car I think as I have the boring MB-TEX seats now. Please give me any advice needed. I will be doing it this summer but will be on the look out for some seats on E-bay.
WOULD YOU PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE POST some pics as I would love to get an idea.
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