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Old 03-26-18, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Zerodrag View Post
I know what you mean by having the car more useful to drive. Today was the first time I got the chance to drive mine in the last 3-4 weeks. The recent crappy/unstable weather, and just not wanting to deal with the bad roads (dodging potholes and uneven pavement is a drag), has been a pretty big deterrent for me being able to enjoy the car.
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It's nut isn't it. The fact that you have to focus much more to drive these cars to just simply accomplish daily errands. The past two days I've started to drive my RX and I've been just straight up careless about what lies on the road. In fact, in small amount, I tried to hit those bumps and holes on the road that would make my SC feels like I broke something just to see how much it does NOT upset me.
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I know the feeling. Although, I still cringe whenever I hit bad road regardless. ~25 years of driving lowered vehicles, go figure.
Just gotta have more options. I still take very good care driving through uneven roads even in my GX, unless I'm actually on a trail. For more comfort I have the ES just to get the job done. And when I'm really in the mood, the 5 speed SC. And there are days I miss driving all of them LOL
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Old 03-27-18, 06:37 AM
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Ordered a reman steering rack as mine is leaky and overall in poor condition. Also grabbed some Super Pro poly rack bushings after reading high praise of them on here.
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^^^ new inner and outer tie rods and super pro bushings does wonders for steering feel. have had mines on for a few years now and tens of thousands of miles and worth the $$
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Old 03-27-18, 06:57 PM
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Old 03-28-18, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by logix7 View Post

WOAH. Please explain lol. Recover or is that a refinish job?
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^^^ interested to know as well
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its a special puddy like substance used for repairing leather cracks in furniture. Works pretty well, ive considered using it on mine but im not sure how well it would work on perforated seats. You apply it to the crack as smooth as you can, wait for it to dry and lightly 'sand' it with a scotch pad. then use leather dye/paint and you get the final result.
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Old 03-28-18, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by RudysSC View Post
WOAH. Please explain lol. Recover or is that a refinish job?
refinish. used a filler. after lots of research on leather fillers (and their high cost) i found numerous threads online about using a certain type of DAP for the filler. Soooo i decided why not- i picked up these extra seats. prepped the surface, used the filler, prepped again and followed up with SEM toyota ivory. I put SEM down on my current seats last summer and its holding up fantastically.

SEM 17293 Ivory Classic Coat
Dap 18285 Dynaflex 230
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Old 03-28-18, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by logix7 View Post
refinish. used a filler. after lots of research on leather fillers (and their high cost) i found numerous threads online about using a certain type of DAP for the filler. Soooo i decided why not- i picked up these extra seats. prepped the surface, used the filler, prepped again and followed up with SEM toyota ivory. I put SEM down on my current seats last summer and its holding up fantastically.

SEM 17293 Ivory Classic Coat
Dap 18285 Dynaflex 230
Nice job on those seats.
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They came out excellent, nice work! And thank you for the info.
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Originally Posted by Blkexcoupe View Post
Nice job on those seats.
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Old 03-30-18, 07:12 AM
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logix7, that's a very good-looking job. Special thanks for the details on the materials you used.
My passenger seat needs a bit of attention, so I plan on going this route with it.

Does anybody know if SEM has a color for the contrasting brown on the door panels? I'm hoping to start a stereo install this summer,
and matching the colors on any fabricated parts would be a necessity.

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Yesterday, I replaced my lower radiator hose, then removed the stock airbox and tubing(including the MAF) and replaced it with an aluminum pipe and cone filter.
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how many cans of that sem pain did you have to use logix?
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Originally Posted by tsmith1315 View Post
logix7, that's a very good-looking job. Special thanks for the details on the materials you used.
My passenger seat needs a bit of attention, so I plan on going this route with it.

Does anybody know if SEM has a color for the contrasting brown on the door panels? I'm hoping to start a stereo install this summer,
and matching the colors on any fabricated parts would be a necessity.

-Tim
they do in fact make the brown. its in the classic coat line as well but i forgot the name of it. if you go back and look for a thread i posted last week, i actually swapped these cushions from a passenger seat so these were unripped from the start.

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how many cans of that sem pain did you have to use logix?
i used less than one can. should be enough left to do my console arm rest as well. the last time i did 2 seats i used about 1.5 cans. they run about 16-17 dollars on amazon. and they were 15 and some change at a local paint supply shop.
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