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    Faded Seat Cushion

    Greetings,

    I just shook hands on a 2008 SRX 3.6, black with tan interior. Car is in great condition with only one real blemish: the driver'seat cushion is faded and much lighter in color than the rest of the seat.

    The leather is in perfect condition, no tears or scratches, and it is only the center rectangular part that is faded, where your buttocks would be. The side bolsters are pristine, normally it would be the other way around.

    As if the car has always been driven by an extremely thin person wearing something that absorbs leather dye.

    What is the best way to fix this? Can one get touch up dye in the original color from GM?

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    Re: Faded Seat Cushion

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-89TbFcdxs

    above youtube post has some ideas of what paint to use and how to prep

    below youtube video has the process and how to match color

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfAmwibom4Y

    or go to a professional and have it repaired...

    good luck! and let us know how it goes please

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    Thanks. I will check with an upholstery specialist.

    If anyone knows where I can find a complete seat cushion in "light cashmere" leather let me know.

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    Re: Faded Seat Cushion

    Don't spray paint you leather seats!!! They are REAL leather, unlike the fake stuff in the videos. Try this first:

    http://www.surfcitygarage.com/shop/v...er-rejuvenator

    If that does not work, then you will need to re-upholstery your seat.

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    Forget the DupliColor crap. If the seats are worn and cracking, you can either replace them, or dye/coat them. Look into SEM products.

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    Re: Faded Seat Cushion

    I think you can still buy the parts.

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    with seat heater part number 19122822

    Without seat heater 19122821

    Prices from gmpartsdirect.com are 187 and 112

    That's just the cover. You can buy the cushions also good luck

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    Thanks, that's great info.

    I decided to try restoring the color, ordered a kit from

    http://www.liquidleather.com/

    I have heard good things about them. If that does not work I'll just order a new cover.

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    Re: Faded Seat Cushion

    Thought I'd post an image of the fading. Strange how this could have happened. I'm wondering if it could have been caused by the seat heater (which does work BTW)?

    Anyone know if the seat cover can be easily removed without having to remove the entire seat from the car? I decided not to bother with re-coloring and just ordered a new cover.


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    Re: Faded Seat Cushion

    Oh, wow. Yea, nothing is going to fix or restore that. It almost looks like some product was spilled or used on that section only and caused all the color to fade away. Is it the drivers seat only?

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    That was definitely caused by some some defect in the leather/dying process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlh6805 View Post
    Oh, wow. Yea, nothing is going to fix or restore that. It almost looks like some product was spilled or used on that section only and caused all the color to fade away. Is it the drivers seat only?
    Yes, it's just the driver's seat. It had not occurred to me that it could be spillage or a failed cleaning attempt.
    Other than the discoloration the leather is fine.

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    Re: Faded Seat Cushion

    I don't think that is fade... I think someone cleaned it with a cleaner that was NOT Leather Friendly!

    You might be able to re-stain - - but more then likely, the fix is a new seat cover, or a cover from a salvage yard.

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    Well, in this case the cure (no pun intended ) was probably worse than the disease. If not, I don't even want to think about what sort of stain was there that required that sort of cleaning...

    New cover is on its way. Again, can I swap the cover without having to remove the whole seat?

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    Re: Faded Seat Cushion

    Removing the seat is the easy way.
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