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joelc wrote:

I have a 2006 Ford Lariet with the fake leather seats. In one area the seat is wearing (about 6 x 6 area). What I want to know is if any one has had luck with any manufacture of vinyl repair or will eternabond roof tape work? The problem is on the driver side front area left of the seat, so it is not a flat area, but curved.

Duct tape and Eternabond are both bad ideas. The adhesive on the edges will rub onto your pants as the fabric flexes and make a mess. The link OPNSPACES provided with a replacement fabric kit for $70 is about your cheapest option. You might call around to salvage yards and see if you can get a 'new' seat in good condition but I'd bet that would cost more than the $70 re-cover kit.

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I bought an adhesive pleather patch off of Amazon that worked ok. It stuck, but after a year the pleather came lose from the mesh backing, but that backing has held up fine. Doesn’t look great, but it closed up the hole.
My trucks a 2002, that I bought new, so I’m just trying to keep it going with minimal repairs until I have to bite the bullet and buy a new one.


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LIKEBUILD2:
Thanks for your input. I knew about the duct tape or Gorilla glue leaking off the edges, but was not sure about the Eternabond. Thanks for the positive answer. I appreciate it. There is no hole, just wear of the 1st layer, so I can not install a backing.

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I have a trusted upholstery repair person here in my town. they often do classics, but I have them redoing my 2008 F250 vinyl seats and repairs on my seat adjustments and flooring. They are surprisingly affordable and often do small repairs on single seats like for tears or wear/fading areas for average every day cars/trucks. You should be able to find someone in your town or close by than can do anything you need at an affordable price.

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IAMICHABOD wrote:

You could always get new covers,I used the Seat Shop for my vehicle,great fit just like new.


Yep. Did the bottom on the drivers seat on my Excursion. Color and fit were perfect. It looked OE after a few months of use. Worth every penny!

Spend the money and do it right. It will look terrible with tape over it. Would you put duct tape over a crack on your trailer?


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dodge guy wrote:

Would you put duct tape over a crack on your trailer?


Based on the OP's reply earlier, I don't think you want the answer to that!


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joelc wrote:

I have a 2006 Ford Lariet with the fake leather seats. In one area the seat is wearing (about 6 x 6 area). What I want to know is if any one has had luck with any manufacture of vinyl repair or will eternabond roof tape work? The problem is on the driver side front area left of the seat, so it is not a flat area, but curved.


Weird, my leather seat are real, at least the seating surfaces in the front seats.

There are LOT's of video's on youtube on fixing leather sofa's and the like. Would more than likely work for the trucks seats if you don't want to pay someone.

Leather cut repair

I used this method to repair a leather sofa I cut moving up from the basement. Worked pretty good.

BTW my '06's seats look great. Make sure to use a leather moisturizer. Makes all the difference to keep the leather from drying out and splitting, especially on the drivers side side bolster.


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Grit dog wrote:

dodge guy wrote:

Would you put duct tape over a crack on your trailer?


Based on the OP's reply earlier, I don't think you want the answer to that!


If I didn't know any better I would say it sounds like something my grandfather would do to his tractor! LOL

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As the old commercial goes..."You can pay me now or you can pay me later". You'll get the jest.

Bite the bullet and have it done right

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The part of the seat that wore out is called the BOLSTER. I just had my 06 Ram leather bucket seat recovered. Total cost was $425 including new OEM leather cover (seat only) and labor. I removed and delivered the seat to the 2 man shop. My 06 dually Cummins Laramie with only 98,000 miles stickered at $51,000........a new one stickers at $84,000!
Investing $425 for a new leather seat cover is a bargain.
BY THE WAY, I asked the owner why Dodge Rams have this area wear out, where you slide in and out. He said that area is called the seat BOLSTER. He said ALL trucks (Ford/Dodge/GMC-Chevy) have this area wear out. I said if it is so common, why don't they reinforce this area.........knowing that it will wear out. He said because it is one more reason to buy a new truck!

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