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Old 01-27-10, 08:38 PM   #1
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Default Replacement seat leather source?

My daughter's '99 RX has a tan interior, and the front seat leather doesn't look very good. It's better than the ones I seem to find on eBay, though. I've seen a couple of sources for replacement leather. I know it's a do-it-yourself project (I changed out the seat heating elements once), but I don't know the best place to get replacement upholstery. I've seen leatherseats.com on this site, and I saw bestleatherkits.com on eBay. Has anyone bought replacement leather? Any recommendations for me? Thanks!
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Old 01-28-10, 04:09 AM   #2
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I had the drivers seat in my 1999 RX repaired at an automotive upholstery shop (Don Elkins) in Fairfax Virginia. They have access to the OE stuff. I was happy with the result.
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Old 01-28-10, 10:10 AM   #3
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what did the re-upholstry cost you? did you get the entire seat redone?
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Old 01-28-10, 10:58 AM   #4
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I had the driver's side bolsters, lower and back, redone. After 10 years and 165K miles (mostly local driving, so there were many many times getting in and getting out) they were shot. Cost me about $300 as I recall.
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I have a puncture wound ... belt buckle tongue got forced into the seat side by closing the door. oh well!

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Old 01-28-10, 12:15 PM   #6
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yeah my drivers side is messed up... gotta fix that.
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I just re-finished my leather...i need to add seat warmers.
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Old 01-29-10, 04:20 AM   #8
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How is this seat cover for front seats: PRICE $192.00 from this webside:http://*****************.com

Coverking Front row Seat Cover - Leatherette, Bucket seat
for 2000 Lexus RX300 Base 6 Cyl 3.0L
PART#:C37CSC1A4LX7022 MFR#:CSC1A4LX7022

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Old 01-29-10, 07:01 AM   #9
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Link doesn't work but that seems a bit expensive for vinyl ("leatherette").
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Old 01-30-10, 03:07 PM   #11
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Can you try phrasing it without the full website address, maybe spelling out dot com?

I think it's blocked by the forum. I appreciate the input. JAB, $300 seems very reasonable for leather and labor. Durable so far?
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Yes, I was very happy.
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The webside address doesnot show in the forum
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Man I just called a few leather uphostry shops locally and they want $129 for just the armrest on the drivers seat....way too high...Found a place online that will give me two covers for $80 plus
$10 shipping.....
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My daughter's '99 RX has a tan interior, and the front seat leather doesn't look very good. It's better than the ones I seem to find on eBay, though. I've seen a couple of sources for replacement leather. I know it's a do-it-yourself project (I changed out the seat heating elements once), but I don't know the best place to get replacement upholstery. I've seen leatherseats.com on this site, and I saw bestleatherkits.com on eBay. Has anyone bought replacement leather? Any recommendations for me? Thanks!
A few years back, there was a group buy for Leather Seats (leatherseats.com). It was about $750 for a completely new interior.
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