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Old 04-27-14, 08:45 PM   #1
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Default Side bolster - Leather cracks, scuffs, dye fading!!!

Foreword: I've read some treads already about the interior of the isf

I saw an isf today that was in pretty good condition, the interior had a little wear and tear and the odometer had about 25k miles. However the one thing that I found odd was there was scuffing of the driver's side bolster on the outside!!! I'm talking about the side facing the door, not the part that touches your body when you sit down on the seat. The bolster facing the inside of the seat was in mint condition.

HAS ANYONE SEEN A SIMILAR SITUATION LIKE THIS BEFORE?

What would be the cause of something like this? The seatbelt buckle scratching the leather??? Any ideas?
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Old 04-27-14, 11:59 PM   #2
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when you get in and out of the car
that part gets used the most
as your leg slide over
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My seats are like that wear and tear
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I am always very cautious when entering and leaving the car. My car has 95K and is in very good shape. I clean and condition seats atleast once a month which keeps the leather in very good like new shape. I would recommend Leatherique cleaner and rejuvenator. It has zero oil which actually breaks down leather and certain vinyls. I use on entire interior.
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I have almost 100k and I have a small hole in the side bolster, driver's left. This leather is not nearly as durable as what I've seen in the past from Toyota. My Supra has over 150k and does not have any holes.

The covers are expensive because they come with the heater elements installed and there is no option to get just the cover. The color is nearly impossible to match - they call it black, but it is not black, it is a very dark blue.

I would complain to Lexus about this, but considering age, mileage, and service history, I really doubt I'd get any traction.
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The leather in these things is pretty disappointing for a $60k+ car. The leather in my ls430 ul looks brand new at 80k miles.

I'll be picking my isf up tomorrow and this is one of my biggest worries with owning the car because I'm **** as hell. Lol
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I have almost 100k and I have a small hole in the side bolster, driver's left. This leather is not nearly as durable as what I've seen in the past from Toyota. My Supra has over 150k and does not have any holes.

The covers are expensive because they come with the heater elements installed and there is no option to get just the cover. The color is nearly impossible to match - they call it black, but it is not black, it is a very dark blue.

I would complain to Lexus about this, but considering age, mileage, and service history, I really doubt I'd get any traction.
I'll post some pics up when I get a chance. Thanks for the info.
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Mine still looks good, but I only have 50k miles on my F.
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get it fixed for 100 or less and it will look like new. my friend does this service for most big dealerships around here.
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VERY EASY FIX !!!!

Cal a company called FIBRENEW. They are national and can reconditon the seat to look like a new s eat. I used them on my LS when I had dye fading and a hole on the seat from a blade I had in my back pocket when I sat down on the seat

pretty sure they are national.

http://www.fibrenew.com/

http://www.fibrenew.com/files/2011/0...furniture1.jpg
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THE WEIRD THING IS THAT THE PART SHOWING WEAR IS THE PART TOUCHING THE SEATBELT, NOT THE PART THAT TOUCHES THE PERSON'S BODY.

very odd.
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VERY EASY FIX !!!!

Cal a company called FIBRENEW. They are national and can reconditon the seat to look like a new s eat. I used them on my LS when I had dye fading and a hole on the seat from a blade I had in my back pocket when I sat down on the seat

pretty sure they are national.

http://www.fibrenew.com/

http://www.fibrenew.com/files/2011/0...furniture1.jpg
Thanks...they are even in Canada!

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I know the part ur talking about op my belt gets caught on that when I first get in but still for some reason that part is always dry and feels weird compared to the rest of the seat and I clean and condition my seat often
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VERY EASY FIX !!!!

Cal a company called FIBRENEW. They are national and can reconditon the seat to look like a new s eat. I used them on my LS when I had dye fading and a hole on the seat from a blade I had in my back pocket when I sat down on the seat

pretty sure they are national.

http://www.fibrenew.com/

http://www.fibrenew.com/files/2011/0...furniture1.jpg
do you have any before and after pics of the work you had done through these guys? also, how much did you spend? i see they are mobile and service the city i work in. hmmm now i'm curious.
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