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#1 PeteClark

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 01:56 PM

Hi all, need to re-trim drivers seat on my British Open Classic. Just the fabric as the leather is in good condition !
Can any one point me somewhere to find the correct "countryman tweed" as I keep hitting dead ends !
My auto trimmer only needs a metre or so, and Newton Commercial don't seem interested as it's such a small amount
Any ideas
Cheers
Pete

Edited by PeteClark, 15 May 2014 - 01:57 PM.


#2 PeteClark

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 07:46 PM

Sorted now ! Thanks

#3 samking

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:10 PM

Hi,

 

I have just picked up an open classic with tatty seats etc, would  be interested where you got the fabric?

 

Thanks,

Sam



#4 Colinmac1330

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:46 PM

+1. need some myself



#5 PeteClark

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 11:33 PM

After phoning every company on the internet, I phoned my local breakers yard !

Told him what I needed and he said yes pop in I've got a few BOC parts lying around !
An hour later I was in possession of a complete rear seat cover !

Very lucky that day !!

#6 PeteClark

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 11:34 PM

After phoning every company on the internet, I phoned my local breakers yard !

Told him what I needed and he said yes pop in I've got a few BOC parts lying around !
An hour later I was in possession of a complete rear seat cover !

Very lucky that day !!

#7 Colinmac1330

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 08:06 AM

Damn! lol



#8 rom44

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 04:29 PM

I have the same issue as I have a big hole (see picture attached).
I plan to change all trim, but if there is a way to change only the damaged tweed and keep original trim, it would be much better!

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 12:49 PM

In the end, I found 2 front seats from another British open. Dirty but not damaged. I replaced my damaged cover by the other one. I refurbished the cloth and leather using ColourLock products. Almost brand new seats!

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#10 jomaoliveira79

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 11:31 PM

Congratulations! Super nicely cleaned and plus the originality is fully preserved.

#11 rom44

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 07:43 PM

Congratulations! Super nicely cleaned and plus the originality is fully preserved.

Thanks ! My original idea was to change everything, but I'm very happy by my final decision.



#12 bae1994

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 06:51 AM

They look great, what was the colour lock process like?

#13 rom44

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 05:31 PM

How To's section of the Colour Lock website is very good: https://www.colourlo...howtos#section1

There are also video on Youtube.

 

What I did:

- deep cleaning using leather cleaner

- degreasing

- liquid leather to repair damage leather where necessary (custom colour)

- leather dye (custom colour)

- leather protector

- leather shield



#14 bae1994

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 09:30 PM

Thankyou. I'll have a read and have a go I think, yours look like new seats.

Cheers




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