Driver Seat cover removal

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  1. Hammie

    Hammie Funster

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    Hello it's me again. Well today's effort was to try to remove the driving seat covers. Thanks to Mikes post last year I managed to get the armrest covers off (well three of them). The seat back cover looked like it would be Velcro fastened but there is some sort of bar in the fabric at the base of the seat back, any ideas how to get this lot off would be appreciated. It looks like past owners have given up but as I want to make new covers as well I need to persevere for a bit yet.
     
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    according to your profile you are still looking for a MH

    based on your thread the other day you seem to have a RV

    I think we are going to need a few photos or at least some model details to help much on this (y)
     
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    be careful stripping down an old seat. even pro upholsterers dont like taking an old cover off for repair as they are difficult to put back together. you will need upholstery pliers to reassemble and a lot of hand strength or the fabric will sag and wrinkle

    probably better to make a new set of slip over covers after steam cleaning the original seats
     
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  4. Hammie

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    Sorry I ended up buying an Arto (N&B) it seems to have Hymer seats with two armrests a piece. The cover is Alcantara fake suede but is really in need of a clean, looking at the bench seats if I can get these off they will come up as new.
     
  5. Hammie

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    If I can get them off I will create a Velcro system to put them back on much more sensible. I don't know why they didn't do that in the first place or put zip ends on the armrest zips for about 80pence in total. I don't really want to get the foam wet by cleaning in situ. But when I have time I want to refurbish in a beachcomber style.
     
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    Hi chances are they will be Hog ringed in places -usually the seat covers have a fold of fabric sewn into them that you push a wire through and hog ring in place to another wire that is moulded into the seat Velcros are also stitched into place so that when the seat back/base is slid into position and you smooth out it holds the creases in place --You will have to unclip base/back then start to slide up/off and cut/twist hog rings off as you go -then assuming you already have arm rests/base covers off you have head rests holders to remove -cut out all the wire sleeves and stitch them into place on new covers then re assemble cliping wire over each other and hog ringing as you slide into place -by slide I mean push pull and anything else to get them in place ;)
    GOOD LUCK it is not easy :)
    terry
     
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    Blimey O'reilly sounds complex but I will give it a go. The system you describe sounds like mine though. Thanks
     
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    Forgot to say if you have not got a industrial machine that will take HD cotton don't even try as when you pull/push/stretch covers on they will rip apart
    terry
     
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    Interesting video. I have two problems I would need help to get the seat out and again to get the cover on. They fitted in 18minutes it took me a day to get the armrests off so I don't have time to get this done before we go. I have decided to use my carpet cleaner after all to clean it for now and will look at my options when I come to refurbish. I think I could do it but it would take forever. Thanks again.
     
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