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Who paints a seat ?

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Post by DuoGlide62 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:06 pm

Who paints a seat ? Not just the pan, but the leather ? Ya’ got me. Can’t be used. The paint is sure to crack. Further, who would sell a painted leather seat on E-bay and neglect to mention the seat’s been painted ? It was advertised as being repaired. So, welding a nut with a bolt in it to the pan, then cutting off the bolt is a repair ?
Stay tuned, you might find out.
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Re: Who paints a seat ?

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:04 pm

I love it Rick, that's even better than a swing-arm frame with a mechanical rear brake! You should put that on the AMCA forum in the Joke of the Week topic.

I would almost bet that is not paint. Years ago we used to buy some Leather Lacquer or Parade Gloss or something that Kiwi sold for shining up combat boots before inspection. I think the MP's put it on all their leather stuff, it looked great until you actually used anything it was applied to, then it instantly cracked and peeled.
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Re: Who paints a seat ?

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Post by steinauge » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:09 pm

We used floor wax for our "inspection stuff".

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Re: Who paints a seat ?

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Post by Pomike » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:59 pm

I have seen seats advertised before as "painted" by people who didn't know anymore about it than I did. Maybe we will all learn something here. At least I'm not paying for it!
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Post by FlatHeadSix » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:14 pm

I finally remembered the correct name for the goop we used to put on our boots, it was Leather Luster, not Leather Lacquer, but the results are about the same as painting the seat would be. Maybe Michael Paquette will jump in here and tell us about painting leather seats?

http://leatherluster.com/

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Post by NightShift » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:43 pm

Duro Corporations Mar-Hyde in a spray can puts a great vinyl finish on leather that looks like vinyl.

Save naugas from extinction,

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Post by DuoGlide62 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:34 pm

I guess it's my fault for not inspecting it thoroughly when it was delivered. I looked at it, gave positive feedback, and put it in the shed where it sat for two weeks. We finally got a thaw this week and I got a better look at it. When I contacted the seller he suggested I try to sell it on e-bay. So do I spend any time making the proper repair or do I hang it on the wall ?

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Re: Who paints a seat ?

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Post by john HD » Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:12 am

rick,

i think we all have one of those bins or shelves for stuff you knew you shouldn't buy.

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Re: Who paints a seat ?

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:27 am

DuoGlide62 wrote:When I contacted the seller he suggested I try to sell it on e-bay.
Rick,
Where do you think he got it?

They should put microchips or something in junk like that so you could track how many times its been resold on ePay. After it changes hands a certain number of times the final loser gets to keep the hot potato as a sort of trophy.

I'd patch 'er up, change the appearance a little, and dump it back on the market. Make sure you get dust all over the shiny paint before you take the pictures, and list as "barn fresh" OEM.

Oh yeah, make sure you put "NO RETURNS" in the listing.

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Post by DaveSwanson » Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:20 am

Just hang it on the wall of shame. I've bought a couple of lemons myself over the years. But luckily I have found that 99% of the guys I have bought from on ebay over the years were pretty damn honest.

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Re: Who paints a seat ?

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Post by RUBONE » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:51 am

Too bad on the seat, but my question is, why would you have even bought it if there was a picture of the bottom? Just wondering? :?:
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Post by DuoGlide62 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:27 am

Here's the actual pictures from the ad. Besides, it's not the bottom that's at issue. I can fix the mounts.
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Re: Who paints a seat ?

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Post by Cotten » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:49 pm

Rick!

"Zip-Strip" is a paint stripper that works great on leather and linen thread, safely lifting even "Mar-Hyde".

The neoprene skirt and other non-leather bindings are another matter, however, and you will want to experiment with different solvents carefully.
I would start with nail polish remover, and move on to spray carb or brake cleaners. Wetting a cotton swab and testing small out-of-sight areas will soon tell you if the effect is good or bad.

I think there is a decent seat under there, but the poprivets bother me...
If the binding strip they secure is hard and brittle, then it has been soaked in Neatsfoot oil and ruined.

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Re: Who paints a seat ?

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:04 pm

FlatHeadSix wrote:Maybe Michael Paquette will jump in here and tell us about painting leather seats?
OK, now maybe Michael will jump in here and tell us about UN-painting leather seat covers.

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Re: Who paints a seat ?

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Post by john HD » Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:06 pm

Here's the actual pictures from the ad.
ah yes, another under exposed photo on flea bay to hide defects.

i always ask for better shots from the seller if it is a high dollar item. if the seller cannot or will not take better pics i move on.

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