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Seat Uplhostery

jonnydarcy Oct 7, 2012

  1. jonnydarcy

    jonnydarcy Member

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    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
     
  2. Sandra

    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Administrator Moderator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi S3 s tronic

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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
     
  3. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Have you tried de-bobbling it with a 'remington fuzz away' or the modern equivalent? works wonders on mine...

    <tuffty/>
     
  4. jonnydarcy

    jonnydarcy Member

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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
     
  5. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

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    Shave it.
     
  6. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Mine was bobbly as **** 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/>
     
  7. jonnydarcy

    jonnydarcy Member

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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?
     
  8. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    yeps...

    <tuffty/>
     
  9. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

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    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!

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    I totally ruined my seats when I did this -

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    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.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. jonnydarcy

    jonnydarcy Member

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    Interesting (strokes beard and contemplates)
     
  11. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

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    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.
     
  12. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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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...

    <tuffty/>
     
  13. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon Manual

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

    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Administrator Moderator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi S3 s tronic

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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
     
  15. jonnydarcy

    jonnydarcy Member

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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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    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

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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.
     
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    Now that I've uploaded my picture I expect you to take that back 16Klappe!

    Very rude indeed..
     
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    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

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    Totally retracted, wow you're a stunner.

    Fancy a bum?
     
  19. jonnydarcy

    jonnydarcy Member

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    Steady on.
     
  20. s3clarke

    s3clarke Money grabbing s3!

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    iv used a shaver before, worked sweet :)
     
  21. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon Manual

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    My seat gets to see the razor more than my face!!!
     
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    s3clarke Money grabbing s3!

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    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
     
  23. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon Manual

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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.
     
  25. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon Manual

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    Excellent happy days!!
     

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