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BenzTragic

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Repairing leather
« on: 09 December 2020, 09:51 AM »
After locating the data card for my 450SE, I've finally identified that my green leather interior is "206".  Overall the condition of the leather is average. There is a big hole on the driver's bolster and on the top of the rear back rest the leather has started to crack  :( Any advice on restoration?
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1977 W116 450SE
1988 W126 300SE
2001 W220 S430

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1982 380SEL
1985 280SE

daantjie

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Re: Repairing leather
« Reply #1 on: 09 December 2020, 10:39 AM »
If you are thinking about replacing leather, GAHH in the US (California) are the go to guys.  Be prepared to sell a kidney though ::)
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Re: Repairing leather
« Reply #2 on: 09 December 2020, 03:10 PM »
Assuming the leather is still decent a Letherique treatment can do wonders. The also sell dye.  You could have a shop just replace the one panel perhaps.


http://www.leatherique.com/
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BenzTragic

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Re: Repairing leather
« Reply #3 on: 21 December 2020, 01:58 AM »
Assuming the leather is still decent a Letherique treatment can do wonders. The also sell dye.  You could have a shop just replace the one panel perhaps.


http://www.leatherique.com/

Cheers for that. Theres a mob that sell this brand here in Sydney. Must go check them out.
Current Mercedes
1977 W116 450SE
1988 W126 300SE
2001 W220 S430

Past Mercedes
1982 380SEL
1985 280SE

Rolo

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Re: Repairing leather
« Reply #4 on: 09 March 2021, 01:20 PM »
If you are thinking about replacing leather, GAHH in the US (California) are the go to guys.  Be prepared to sell a kidney though ::)

I got a new seat cover from them.  It was a mat finish and doesn't match the rest of the car.  My upholstery guy says it will shine up to match...in about 30 years.  If I had it to do again, I would have just gotten replacement panels.  Any good shop can do the work.