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Is there anything I can do about this?

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by Dean Fletcher, Jun 11, 2018.

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  1. Dean Fletcher

    Dean Fletcher Senior Member

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    Hi everyone,
    My drivers side leather seat is starting to crack. Is there anything that can be done to fix/stop or prevent this? Please see photo.

    Many thanks Dean
     

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    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Is that leather or Artico Dean?
    Might be my eyes but that looks from the picture like it’s completely splitting, rather than a light cracking. With that you could use Meguairs or Gliptone to nourish the area and stop it getting worse. With Artico it won’t react the same way
     
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    How old is the car? if its out of warranty, do you have full Mercedes service history, if so they may consider a goodwill repair if you ask nicely. there not all bad
     
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    Hi chaps, the car is 9 years old and In great condition the seats are perfect apart from this split. Iv seen some online repair kits are they worth a look? I'm guessing it's artico.thanks
     
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    I’m also thinking Artico
    I guess it depends how good a job you want done. The repair kits generally work by putting a patch inside and gluing then filling the hole, which would be ‘ok’
    If you want something which is less conspicuous then you’ll need the professionals like
    http://www.carseatrepair.co.uk/28801.html
     
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    Thanks unfortunately they don't cover my area.
     
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    There will be similar folks in yours, that was just an example really- often the smart repairers can do this kind of work too
     
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    Thanks I'll have a look around
     
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    My seat went from this ....

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    To this .....

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    within 24 hours for £95
     
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    It's a shame they don't make it like MB-TEX from days of yore. That stuff was practically indestructible.
     
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    .... or cover seats in proper leather instead of using vinyl & calling it something else
     
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    Have same problem with my CLK, where did you get the seats fixed? Thanks
     
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