Upholstery Buttons (1 Viewer)

SnJ

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Have these on a wall. Now starting to fray.
1. How do they come off?
2. Any ideas where to get replacements?
(2009 Autotrail Dakota)

Cheers
Rusty
 

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raysalaugh

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These buttons should unscrew, they are threaded so just turn to remove.
I don't know where you can get replacements.
Ray
 
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SnJ

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they do turn but not unscrew. Am wondering whether previous owner has attempted and mullered it :(
 
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Seem to remember on the 2010 Savannah we had that the whole panel comes off so you can get to the back of the buttons.
 

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Mine was a 2009 AT Scout, there is like a wood screw inside and a thread runs down the centre.
If your button is just turning maybe it's seized up, might have to grip it but likely to do some damage.

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SnJ

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TBH they are fraying anyway but I need to source some replacements before trying to remove them.
I'll call Autotrail tomorrow and see if they can assist....(not had to deal with them before so...)
 

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Can't help with how you remove them but you could make replacement buttons if you can't source them. You can buy button covering kits and use similar fabric or something that contrasts.
 
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Can't help with how you remove them but you could make replacement buttons if you can't source them. You can buy button covering kits and use similar fabric or something that contrasts.
Just beat me to it.
 

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You could try to make some little itsy bitsy covers for them.

You just need some suitable material, ideally not too thick and that won't fray (although putting some clear nail varnish on the cut edges should stop that anyway):
  • cut the material into circles just slightly less than double the diameter of the button
  • using a needle do a tacking stitch round the outside edge a couple of millimetres in, keeping both ends of the thread loose
  • slip the circles over the buttons
  • carefully pull the thread to tighten the circles over the existing buttons
  • tie off and clip off the excess thread
... jobs a good-un!

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SnJ

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MG - thank you for that....
am more of a hammer & spanner guy than needle & thread :D
but if I can't source any that will be the next option
 
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On our 2010 Comanche they are just a nail with a cap , and if yours is the same you can just prize the panel off gently and then remove fixing and recover , then just push back in
 
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Got the panel off. The buttons were nailed in place....just need to source some new ones....
 

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This guy here will cover buttons professionally for you. You just need to send some fabric and tell him what diameter button. Don't try and do it yourself with the kits you can buy as they are really tricky to do and if you don't get a good fix they fray apart.

I used the guy above when I reupholstered our caravan a few years back. I recovered all the seats, made curtains and headings but found doing the buttons was a nightmare.
 
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This guy here will cover buttons professionally for you. You just need to send some fabric and tell him what diameter button. Don't try and do it yourself with the kits you can buy as they are really tricky to do and if you don't get a good fix they fray apart.

I used the guy above when I reupholstered our caravan a few years back. I recovered all the seats, made curtains and headings but found doing the buttons was a nightmare.

Agree regarding the buttons. We reupholstered our lounge suite. Found a local upholsterer to do the buttons. In fact, he allowed my wife to use his machine as we needed about 100 buttons. He supplied the metal button casing.

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Have these on a wall. Now starting to fray.
1. How do they come off?
2. Any ideas where to get replacements?
(2009 Autotrail Dakota)

Cheers
Rusty
I thought for a minute there that this was about @buttons being well upholstered.....


Seriously, interesting thread. Had to google once how to replace a cushion upholstery button. Luckily did not lose the original
 

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I can't believe that Auto-Trail are lowering their standards by nailing these buttons in place, mine were
definitely screwed in.:D
 

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