Drivers seat

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Warrior88
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Re: Drivers seat

Post by Warrior88 » 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
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Mike87
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Re: Drivers seat

Post by Mike87 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:00 pm

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.
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Re: Drivers seat

Post by Crieffy » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:42 pm

Thanks for all the info - I just bought a bottle of the GT1208 stuff off Amazon to hopefully reduce this potential saggy bum problem..
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Re: Drivers seat

Post by PaulC » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:43 am

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)
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Mike87
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Re: Drivers seat

Post by Mike87 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:55 am

This is what the saggy seat looks like for me.
Hope it loads correctly.

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allroadusa
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Re: Drivers seat

Post by allroadusa » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:24 pm

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.
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ant_in_wales
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Re: Drivers seat

Post by ant_in_wales » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:37 am

Hello
A few people here were trying different things (much mention of Gliptone) - did any of them work?
Thanks
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h11pyd
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Re: Drivers seat

Post by h11pyd » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:00 pm

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.
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ant_in_wales
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Re: Drivers seat

Post by ant_in_wales » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:54 pm

Thanks for the update
I looked at the Gliptone, glad i didn't buy now .
Anyone else give it a try?
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Warrior88
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Re: Drivers seat

Post by Warrior88 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:29 am

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
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