Need 16 seat advice

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: Need 16 seat advice
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By paul iverson freeport ill. on Monday, June 01, 2015 - 06:24 pm:

Anybody know if there is any way of making the seats on our 16 soft again? Most of the cotton has been pulled out by mice and rear seat has a lot of damage I haven't tried to clean yet i would like to soften the fabric if possible I think the seats will fall apart the first time sat on I am getting pretty close to first start in 70 years. I have new tires I would sure like to save the original upholstery


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Monday, June 01, 2015 - 07:23 pm:

Gently brush and vacuum them first to get off loose dirt.

Use mild soap and water to clean. I like to use Murphy's oil soap on leatherette.

You won't be able to soften up the leatherette.

Absolutely do not put any dressing on them such as Armor All - that will just soak into the fabric backing and make a mess.

Only the end caps on the arm rests are real leather. You can clean them with saddle soap.

I wouldn't be afraid to sit on those seats once they are clean.

Also - I see you are missing the top bow pins. Do not raise the top unless they are in place.


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