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Leather Lotion & Restoring Leather Seats

Let’s talk about Restoring Leather Seats In college I worked for a leather store (Gepetto’s) near campus. When somone came in with a ‘quality’ leather garment to have…

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850 seat cushion foam replacement

The drivers seat in my 850 had broken down to the point where it was very uncomfortable to drive. I investigated having the bottom seat cushion foam replaced at a local upholstery shop and found that the foam cushion itself sells for $250.00 without the heater element and, with labor, the estimate was at least $600. As luck would have it I found a guy parting out a couple of 850s and bought the passenger side foam from him for – I think – $35.00 shipped. Subsequent to that purchase I found that my drivers side seat heater had burned out as well and was pleasantly surprised when the cushion came with a good working heater pad. I got the passengers side since the drivers side foam and the passengers side foam is identical. I figured that the passengers side would have the less wear than the drivers side. This isnt a huge job but it requires some patience.