How do you fix tears/cracks in the leather seats?

zxd9

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 22, 2015
Threads
8
Messages
358
Reaction score
147
Location
GA
Vehicle(s)
2016 GT Premium PP
Vehicle Showcase
1
My 15 gt premium also has two cracks on the drivers side left bolster.
My 16 has issue in the same place. I too am curious if it can be fixed. I'm thinking we'll have to live with it. I was planning on waiting until it gets really bad and then replacing the front seat covers with real leather.
 

barron64

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 25, 2018
Threads
20
Messages
369
Reaction score
424
Location
Auburn, AL
Vehicle(s)
2018 Mustang GT convertible PP1, 6sp, 2006 Toyota Tundra Dbl Cab 4x4, 2009 Acura MDX, 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
If you have cracks or tears, the damage is already done. When leather dries out, you will get cracks and tears. Treat your leather seats/ trim with a good quality leather conditioner at least twice a year and you should be good.
With that being said, a good upholstery shop can remove a bad panel and sew in a fresh leather replacement panel.
 

HoosierDaddy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 2, 2016
Threads
200
Messages
9,982
Reaction score
19,784
Location
Winchestertonfieldville (ok, Scottsdale), AZ
First Name
Randy
Vehicle(s)
2016 GT Premium PP
If you have cracks or tears, the damage is already done. When leather dries out, you will get cracks and tears. Treat your leather seats/ trim with a good quality leather conditioner at least twice a year and you should be good.
With that being said, a good upholstery shop can remove a bad panel and sew in a fresh leather replacement panel.
FWIW, I read the bolsters are not leather.

That said, I think there are ways to fix them if they are vinyl, some DIY. I remember seeing commercials on TV long ago for kits to do that. Not sure if that relates to the seats in the Mustang but worth a look.
 


Tony Alonso

Super Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Mar 31, 2013
Threads
173
Messages
4,239
Reaction score
1,489
Location
Cincinnati, OH USA
Vehicle(s)
'01/'09/'19 Bullitt, '90 GT, '00 Corvette FRC
I had a vinyl repair guy fix the ones I had developing in my former '15 GT's driver left bolster. After I had one tear fixed, two others developed, so the repair person did a second treatment on it. And regular vinyl/leather conditioning did not prevent it from happening. I believe it's wear and tear from normal usage, even though I was careful in trying to avoid sliding on the bolsters. Eventually, I was looking at a replacement cover had I kept the car.
20180513_142548.jpg
 

Cobra Jet

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 12, 2015
Threads
620
Messages
12,010
Reaction score
15,311
Location
NJ
Vehicle(s)
2018 EB Prem. w/PP and 94 Mustang Cobra
Here ya go, this is the best product and website for leather upholstery restoration, as well as leather dyes, etc.

http://www.leatherique.com/

I’ve had that book marked since 2005 when I owned my prior 1995 BMW M3 and needed to restore the “Vader” dove gray leather (and product was exact match). That company is very well known across many automotive forums.

Good luck!
 

 
200 - Redline360 - 1
Top