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Old 01-20-2018, 05:02 AM
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Anyone know of any cheap seat covers that will work with the a8s front seats? Tried some generics from autozone but they wont work.
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You can have custom made seat covers for $200-400. Just Google custom seat covers and a lot of options pull up. We have side air bags, so don't use generic seat covers.
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With leather seats of just about any car, the first section to show wear and/or tear is the section of driver's seat or seat back closest to the door. The "section" is called a bolster. It's more likely if the driver is carrying a few extra lbs. In my case, it was because the previous owner was handicapped and had to go pull himself in from a wheelchair. I took the car to a small, local upholstery guy. For $100 bucks, he replaced the leather on the bolster and I can't even tell the difference.

Before spending money on seat covers, check out what an upholsterer will do. Look for a guy who does hot rot car customised interiors.
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Anyone had any success getting the perforated leather sections of the seats repaired?
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Old 01-23-2018, 11:17 AM
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Anyone had any success getting the perforated leather sections of the seats repaired?
Probably easier to find a donor seat or skin. However, if anyone would know about perforated leather repair, try calling Larry Kosilla. He owns a company called Ammo NYC, as well as running the popular youtube channel. I got to speak to him for about 40mins a few years back about polishing my 2001 BMW 7 series. During our phone call, the call unexpectedly dropped, 5 mins later he calls me back and apologizes for the crappy signal. He is quite honestly one of the most down to earth people I have ever spoken to and loves when enthusiasts ask him questions.
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What is wrong with the originals? I have recently filled and sprayed a set of mine and they came out great. i'm waiting for summer to do my other set.
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J. C. Whitney & Co. (Everything Automotive) sells seat covers that the catalog says "Fits most cars".
Usually, that means not yours though...
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