GPowers
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Re: Leather anyone?

Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:28 am

sullyfahs wrote:So where do I go to find the ad for these leather seat covers? How can they allow the side air bags to deploy? Tnx! Fran
The upholstery from Skyline Seating are NOT covers. Tony does a complete re-upholstery job on the interior. It is a one off custom job that you can upgrade things like diamond perforation and stitching colors that you want.
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GPowers
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Re: Leather anyone?

Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:35 am

TRONZ wrote:Has anyone done leather in the same shade as stock... or lighter? It is leather after all.
At the Skiline Seating shop I could not match the light color exactly. And if you can not match it exactly it might look a little strange as there are several trim parts that are right up against the f upholstery.

Plus my wife's car has light gray leather seats that are hard to keep clean. So We picked the darker color.

The contrast looks great.
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Re: Leather anyone?

Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:48 am

aqn wrote:You're right that it's not extremely hard, but it does require a bit knowledge on how the cover is attached to the seat. It can be a frustrating experience otherwise.
I'll agree with this. I've done several cars worth of installs and the toughest part is figuring out how the new upholstery goes on. But you generally learn this while you're taking the old covers off - as they used to say in the Haynes automotive repair manuals, "reassembly is the reverse of removal". Except that while you could generally care less what condition the covers coming off end up in, you're obviously wanting to be more careful with the new ones.

From what I've seen the kits cost at retail, you're only paying an upholstery shop $200-$300 to do the whole job for you (of course they make a bit extra from the difference between wholesale and retail). And they've got the experience, so they're going to be doing it a heck of a lot faster than you. So I'd say unless you're really tight for cash; are unable to drive to an install facility; or really, really want the experience of doing it yourself, it's not the most prudent way to go.
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GPowers
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Re: Leather anyone?

Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:10 pm

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When we had Tony do our leather interior we also had the Leaf logo embroidered on the head rest. The blue stitching matches all the blue accents in the cabin, like the blue around the gear shift knob.
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Re: Leather anyone?

Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:15 pm

GPowers wrote:Image

When we had Tony do our leather interior we also had the Leaf logo embroidered on the head rest. The blue stitching matches all the blue accents in the cabin, like the blue around the gear shift knob.
NICE! I am actually not thinking of trying to match the plastic color. You are right, if it looks like you are trying to match it and get it wrong... your screwed! I am thinking of the the same hue but going noticably lighter.
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Re: Leather anyone?

Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:15 pm

TRONZ wrote:I am actually not thinking of trying to match the plastic color.
Well, today I dropped of my LEAF, I went with a dark grey to match the dash under the window, so it will be a two tone effect. Will put up pics.

Also, forgetting the headrests from the rear in the garage... GRRRR. Anyway, will bring them and they are kind enough to put them on when I wait. Tony, Tommy, Santos, nice fellows; Tony even gave me a ride to wait at Starbucks for my ride.

By the way, I happened upon the least expensive Vietnamese Restaurant I have ever been in--the Pho Noodles with white chicken meat was $2.75. I found it via Yelp with a series of happy reviews. I also ordered the fried noodle special with shrinp, and a jelly thai desert, and a house made carbonated lemonade. All for $9 total plus tip. http://www.yelp.com/biz/nha-hang-1-99-westminster" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Pretty ghetoo, pretty good, Music sorta feels like you landed in Da Nang. Just a part of the adventure--Chaya on Main it aint.

Again, will put up the pics in the next few days... So far so good.

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Re: Leather anyone?

Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:52 pm

JimSouCal wrote:
TRONZ wrote:I am actually not thinking of trying to match the plastic color.
Well, today I dropped of my LEAF, I went with a dark grey to match the dash under the window, so it will be a two tone effect. Will put up pics.

Also, forgetting the headrests from the rear in the garage... GRRRR. Anyway, will bring them and they are kind enough to put them on when I wait. Tony, Tommy, Santos, nice fellows; Tony even gave me a ride to wait at Starbucks for my ride.

By the way, I happened upon the least expensive Vietnamese Restaurant I have ever been in--the Pho Noodles with white chicken meat was $2.75. I found it via Yelp with a series of happy reviews. I also ordered the fried noodle special with shrinp, and a jelly thai desert, and a house made carbonated lemonade. All for $9 total plus tip. http://www.yelp.com/biz/nha-hang-1-99-westminster" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Pretty ghetoo, pretty good, Music sorta feels like you landed in Da Nang. Just a part of the adventure--Chaya on Main it aint.

Again, will put up the pics in the next few days... So far so good.
I'm happy to see that Skyline is getting some more Leaf business. I am absolutely happy with mine after two+ months. No flaws whatsoever noted; and the leather is so comfortable, and smells SOOO nice.
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Re: Leather anyone?

Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:26 pm

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Re: Leather anyone?

Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:52 am

I have been enjoying the posts about putting leather on your Leafs. Two weeks ago we took delivery on our blue Nissan Leaf. Right away we saw that the seat coverings were totally inadequate. They seemed to seek out and showcase any small stain or dirt. National NIssan could not advise seat covers, due to liabilities involved in inhibiting the deployment of the airbags. But my local Nissan dealer treated the seats and interior with some super stain preventer and, so far,it works very well! For the vegan who is posting, this could be a good solution. This is really a great car!
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Re: Leather anyone?

Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:33 am

Sullyfahs, I was part of the group buy & have custom wet suit material seat covers with heaters in the back and bum portion of the front seat covers. They are three colors (light grey in the middle with blue piping and darker grey for the outer portion of the seats and a center console cover). They also have some flaps in the side of the front seats for the air bags to deploy. They have pockets on the backs of the front seats to hold magazines, etc... Wet Okale makes them. I also used scotch guard on the door armrests. This is an amazing car, 3000 miles so far for $45 in electricity.
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