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Welcome Home Disaster

Postby punklove » Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:53 pm


So after a few out of town trips for the holidays/new years and not having driven my 94 in about a month, I go to run a quick errand today in it, only to find that I left my driver window cracked about an inch for the last month... my tan leather drivers seat was fully soaked and had MILDEW growing on it... I wiped it down, covered it in plastic and a towel and ran my errands, but now, my butt is damp and the seat is pretty much wrecked... :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

The carpet is still wet too :banghead: No one to blame but myself...

My budget is pretty limited right now, so I don't think I can upgrade to a racing seat, and my fiancé thinks both tan leather seats were in need of replacing anyway... so I'm thinking replace with the set with black cloth seats or try to re-upholster or ????


- How difficult is re-upholstering the seat?
- Is replacing the whole seat more cost/time efficient?
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Re: Welcome Home Disaster

Postby neofreak » Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:35 pm

Just replace the seats, I'm sure you can find a set for cheap on here, reupholstering will be way more expensive.
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Re: Welcome Home Disaster

Postby 2cam16 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:14 pm

Replace. I wouldn't go through all the trouble of reupholstering,IMO.
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Re: Welcome Home Disaster

Postby Big Lan » Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:58 pm

Replacing would definitely be easier, but that will just get you more stock seats. On the flip side, reupholstering gives you the opportunity to do something unique...perforated leather, suede, custom embroidery, whatever. But that isn't necessarily a budget minded solution...how much do you want to spend, financially and/or sweat equity?
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Re: Welcome Home Disaster

Postby billybobster » Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:37 pm

I would think the foam has mildew or mold growing in it too after a month. I'd say buy new-to-you seats.
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Re: Welcome Home Disaster

Postby Twibs415 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:53 pm

agreed, find some used seats on CL. last time i did that i got a pair of stock cloth seats from someone building a spec miata for like 70$. maybe even a set of NB seats would be an "upgrade" and not cost an arm and leg.
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