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Cheers Pete - Thank you for your kind words. No, they haven't been re-covered. I have re-coloured them myself using Gliptone Scuffmaster, dabbed on with a sponge. They were in pretty good condition, just scruffy and tired. Will attach some 'before' pics later

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Hi Tony. No, i didnt remove anything (mostly on the grounds that i wouldn't have a clue where to start). The stitching was still intact but the leather had torn close to the stitching. I glued a reinforcement strip of leather behind the tear, and then unfilled the gap with Leather filler (also from Gliptone) , then used the recolouring paint over the top.

ps, I also used the filler to infill the cigarette burn.

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11 hours ago, phoenix said:

So nice to see an early narrow body excel. Is that Ice blue? Spit looks great too...

Yes, it's Ice Blue. With both cars side by side, the Excel does look quite big compared to the Spit, so I made sure she was to the rear for this picture. Just a bit further down the road and you could see the white cliffs and just make out Dover port. But nowhere to stop for a picture, so we settled for this one.

I have made many mistakes in my life. Buying a multiple Lotus is not one of them.

 

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Love those early wheels on Excel but sadly they are wrong size to retro fit to my 86. 

The wheels fitted to Elite/Eclat are probably my all-time favourite fitted to any car ever. 

Justin 

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Just returning to the interior trim, anyone have comparative experience of the Furniture Clinic for leather repair kits? 

I've got a drivers seat in need of serious attention, but am encouraged by these before and afters. Just need to decide on who's repair materials I go for. 

Tony 

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