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is anyone else's ripped right at the driverside corner where you would pivot in and out?

I had an 08 accord from new black on black - just got rid of it - my leather was perfect in that car - till the day I traded her in - i'm assuming because of the lower entry angle, less stress to the seat...

anyone ever get their leather re-upholstered? if so, do you have pics of the end result?
 

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Yes I think most people will have this. The only way to avoid it is to retrain yourself on how you enter and exit. When you enter you need to come in high and sit in the seat with minimal scrapping. When you exist, slide forward a little bit to avoid the bolster and go up and over. My car is 8 years old and has over 100k on it so I stopped giving a sh%t :)

I bought this stuff and it does work ok but does not last too long - so you have to redo every year or so.

Acura Honda Light Taupe Touch Up Kits Leather Color Repairs Color Code B | eBay

Of your list of cars.. Love: MDX, Legend (had one and miss it), Grand National (Darth Vader) and 65 Impala.
 

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You should be able to take this to an upholstery shop and get this repaired for $100 to $150 depending on the shop.
 

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Good point. If you ask your local Acura dealer who they use to touch up their interiors on used cars, you might find someone worth using. They pull off miracles on used car refurbs.
 

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I was not impressed by the quality of the leather in the MDX. Luckily, I bought mine CPO and complained to the dealer about the premature wear. They got it redone at an interiors specialist and it's been great since. I asked and they said the replacement leather was higher quality than OEM.

The center console leather was also replaced due to poor quality. The leather had torn from the stitching.

I didn't buy an MDX for the leather if you must know.
 

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I dont know how bad yours is, but here is mine:

http://i.imgur.com/3794sFV.jpg

I know nothing about leather but it seems the rest of the seat is fine, the foam is fine so I dont know what the process is just replacing that small section or if it is even feasible.
They remove the seat cover, undo the stitching on the bad panel and create a template from a new piece. They then sew the new piece on and reinstall.
 

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I had a similar tear in my '08. I took it to a reputable car upholstery shop and they fixed it for $100. You can't tell where the hole was. He simply replaced the piece...it was not a "liquid repair". Don't do a liquid repair...have them replace the panel with the hole.
 

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I dont know how bad yours is, but here is mine:

http://i.imgur.com/3794sFV.jpg

I know nothing about leather but it seems the rest of the seat is fine, the foam is fine so I dont know what the process is just replacing that small section or if it is even feasible.
for those of you who can't click on sseiyah's link above due to firewall restrictions at work (like moi), here is the picture:

<img src=http://i.imgur.com/3794sFV.jpg>
 
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