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Does anyone remember that guy that used sandpaper to fix the worn, fuzzy suede on his seats?

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  1. Bootbox

    Bootbox Active Member Established Member

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    This sounds crazy but years back there used to be a guide on how to fix the worn, fuzzy suede on our factory seats with sandpaper. The guy used progressively finer grits until the suede looked brand new again.

    I don't remember the exact process or what grits he used, was hoping someone saved the thread or had a link.
     
  2. DSG2003Mach1

    DSG2003Mach1 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    I dont know how bad your seats are but I used a battery powered fuzz trimmer you would buy for clothes. I think it was like 10-15 bucks on amazon
     
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    01yellercobra AKA slo984now Established Member

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    I used to use 1000 grit on my 01 Cobra seats.
     
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    ZYBORG Let's roll.. Premium Member Established Member

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    This might sound crazy to you, but you can use a shaving razor, as well. Wet the area, and “gently” run it across. You will be able to remove the fuzz.

    Old trick I used for shaping / cleaning berets.
     
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    DSG2003Mach1 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    this came up on lightning rodder in a quick search

    1. Use jumbo lint shaver to remove large pieces (found mine at Jo-Ann Fabric)

    2. Use shaving razor (preferably new) in multiple directions to remove remaining smaller pieces.

    3. Lightly sand with 1500 grit paper in circular motion

    4. Lightly sand with 2000 grit paper in circular motion.
     
  6. Bootbox

    Bootbox Active Member Established Member

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    Hell yeah, thanks everyone! DSG, that looks like exactly the post I saw years ago, I thought it was here though. Thanks for finding it :D
     
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    jayk17 Member Established Member

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    Had success using 1000 grit sandpaper.
     
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    SAC Man Member Established Member

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    I used my wife's battery powered fuzz trimmer and it worked great. The best thing was she never knew I had it.
     
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    PhoenixM3 Hello Kitty Slayer Established Member

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    Lol at wife’s fuzz trimmer.....
     
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    She has been acting kind of funny ever since.
     
  11. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member

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    I do remember the old thread that was on SVTP (yet, it was here), and those 4 steps seem to be the ones I remember.
     

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