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DIY Leather Upholstery Installation

Hi Folks:

Brand new to this group and to owning a Mercedes. I hope as my experience grows, I can help others.

My leather seats are in good condition, but for $800 to $1,200, I am tempted to re-upholster them. I have read many of the posts about this, and wonder if this is a job for the inexperienced or should I just pay to have a professional install? I would want to fully replace the covers, not just cover over the originals.

Thank you for reading and any advice.

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It really is a craft. It would probably be better to have a trim shop do it if you have never done leather before.
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Thank you...I was thinking the same.
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Don't know about S class, but I did it on E W210 and it was very basic job.
If you can put your phone in the charger, that is what I would compare it to.
Recently bought seat for W211 and plan to swap the skin. Looks like W211 is having more metal clips, while on W210 the leather rim had saw-in harder piece for self-locking into seat frame channel.
We do have long topic in W210 section about the job.
The best advice IMHO is to pull the seat out, put it upside down on a bench and put your weight on it for easy skin un-clipping.
Some seats have occupancy sensors, some have heaters, some have fans and dynamic bladders. That all add to complication.

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