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    Seat Uplhostery

    Hi,
    has anyone ever had their seats re-upholstered?

    The alacantara on the driver's seat in my S3 is close to giving up. Any help/ideas much appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Hi jonny,im pretty sure Nathan (userN8) has had his done, there will be others as well im sure someone will be along shortly. x
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    Have you tried de-bobbling it with a 'remington fuzz away' or the modern equivalent? works wonders on mine...

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    Thanks <tuffty/> will look into that. There's a lot to remove though, I can imagine it will look pretty batrren and worn afterwards. Think a replacement might be necessary so any advice gratefully received.

    Cheers

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    Shave it.
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnydarcy View Post
    Thanks <tuffty/> will look into that. There's a lot to remove though, I can imagine it will look pretty batrren and worn afterwards. Think a replacement might be necessary so any advice gratefully received.

    Cheers
    Mine was bobbly as fook when I bought the car... its surprising how well it comes up...
    BOBBLE REMOVER LINT FLUFF FUZZAWAY Pilling Shaver CLOTHES RESTORER Defuzzer | eBay

    Worth a punt...

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    Ha, ok will give it a go.

    My seat looks like lots of strands rather than bobbles though. Still worth it?

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    yeps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    Mine was bobbly as fook when I bought the car... its surprising how well it comes up...
    BOBBLE REMOVER LINT FLUFF FUZZAWAY Pilling Shaver CLOTHES RESTORER Defuzzer | eBay

    Worth a punt...

    <tuffty/>
    In all seriousness PT, a razor is king. I did it on my Clio RS seats which were facked and they came up mint. Think I've got some pictures somewhere, I'll try and dig them out.

    I spent an afternoon with a Mach 3, a suede brush and a bottle of this trying to sort out my mates seats - Swissvax Alcanta Textile Cleaner For Alcantara - FREE UK Delivery

    And managed to do a bloody good job if I may say so myself!





    I totally ruined my seats when I did this -



    I just got my mach 3 out and used a sponge to take all the face ache gel off it and then gently shaved it and used the same process with the Swissvax cleaner, when it had dried they looked mint again and I was over the moon.

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    Interesting (strokes beard and contemplates)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnydarcy View Post
    Interesting (strokes beard and contemplates)
    Shave the beard as a tester, what's the worst that can happen.

    I'm tighter than a crabs arse, if I've got a razor in the bathroom that's costing me nothing I'd be using that.

    As long as you don't go at it like Donkey Kong in an all you can eat Chinese you'll be fine.
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    I have used both bic disposables and a de-bobbler... I personally find the de-bobbler the weapon of choice on mine...

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    Same here, I used a Bic disposable and a JML Bobble Off, the JML thingy works wonders!!

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    Lol, this has got to be one of the funniest threads on here today. I can just see you all out there with the bic razors. x
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    Now that I'm using the Wilkinson Sword for the car seats should I be using Comma Interior Cleaner for my face?

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    With a leathery mug like yours, it can't be of any harm.

    Disclaimer* I have no clue what you look like, for all I know you could be beautiful. But for the purpose of this post you have a face that resembles a pigs ear.
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16Klappe View Post
    With a leathery mug like yours, it can't be of any harm.

    Disclaimer* I have no clue what you look like, for all I know you could be beautiful. But for the purpose of this post you have a face that resembles a pigs ear.
    Now that I've uploaded my picture I expect you to take that back 16Klappe!

    Very rude indeed..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnydarcy:1695158
    Quote Originally Posted by 16Klappe View Post
    With a leathery mug like yours, it can't be of any harm.

    Disclaimer* I have no clue what you look like, for all I know you could be beautiful. But for the purpose of this post you have a face that resembles a pigs ear.
    Now that I've uploaded my picture I expect you to take that back 16Klappe!

    Very rude indeed..
    Totally retracted, wow you're a stunner.

    Fancy a bum?
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

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    Steady on.

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    iv used a shaver before, worked sweet

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    My seat gets to see the razor more than my face!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nilz View Post
    My seat gets to see the razor more than my face!!!
    i dont think my leathers would agree with a razor lol, i used a shaver on the very same clio seats as posted above incase you wondered haah

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    Defo worth the wait :)

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    LOL...just to be clear, razors and shavers for Alcantara NOT Leather LOL!!!
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    Thanks for the advice, debobblification complete and pretty successful I'd say.

    Thanks everyone, high fives all round.

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    Defo worth the wait :)

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    Excellent happy days!!

 

 

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