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Re: Drivers seat

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:39 am
by Warrior88
I got this saggy seat bottom problem last winter. Then when the summer came my drivers seat tightened up and more or less returned to normal. This was without me doing anything about it. Now the winters back the seats got saggy again. Do you think this down to using the heated seats

Re: Drivers seat

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:00 pm
by Mike87
Warrior88 wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:39 am
I got this saggy seat bottom problem last winter. Then when the summer came my drivers seat tightened up and more or less returned to normal. This was without me doing anything about it. Now the winters back the seats got saggy again. Do you think this down to using the heated seats
Oh god i hope its not from using the heated seats, I have them on so much because I have bad circulation and therefore I am always cold.

If so many of us have this problem.. It can't be something we're all doing wrong.
Wonder what JLR would say?

Re: Drivers seat

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:42 pm
by Crieffy
Thanks for all the info - I just bought a bottle of the GT1208 stuff off Amazon to hopefully reduce this potential saggy bum problem..

Re: Drivers seat

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:43 am
by PaulC
I've always had the saggy bottom on leather seats (no just Jaguar) and pretty much every rental car I've had has also had it - I just put it down to the fact leather is a natural product and stretches as the seat pad softens to the shape of your butt, the leather isn't glued to the seat pad so doesn't follow its exact shape and looks slightly baggy.
They usually become more supple and regain some of their shape in the warmer weather, or you may be able to lightly steam them (never tried that myself though)

Re: Drivers seat

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:55 am
by Mike87
This is what the saggy seat looks like for me.
Hope it loads correctly.

Re: Drivers seat

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:24 pm
by allroadusa
This is very usual.
The best way to make it disappear is to massage the seat with a warm moist microfiber and allow to dry. During drying, evaporation will reseal the leather. But it will happen again, especially during cold season.

Re: Drivers seat

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:37 am
by ant_in_wales
Hello
A few people here were trying different things (much mention of Gliptone) - did any of them work?
Thanks

Re: Drivers seat

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:00 pm
by h11pyd
I bought a bottle of the gliptone 1208 that was mentioned and it didn’t seem to make a difference - 12000 mile r-sport seats going baggy and slight cracks in the perforated sections despite regular leather conditioning.

Re: Drivers seat

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:54 pm
by ant_in_wales
Thanks for the update
I looked at the Gliptone, glad i didn't buy now .
Anyone else give it a try?

Re: Drivers seat

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:29 am
by Warrior88
I bought the Gliptone leather cleaner with glycerine 1208. Tried it but didn’t seem to make any difference. Did do a good job of cleaning the leather though. Waiting for the warm weather and hopefully the seat bottom will tighten up again, like it did last year