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Automotive Upholstery & Seat Repair
Enhance your car, SUV or pickup with a custom car interior from the skilled craftsmen at Sunmark Upholstery. Our luxury automotive upholstery is guaranteed to look great, last for years and boost the value of your vehicle.
Sunmark is also the place to go for car seat repair, truck seat repair and seat modification/upgrade.
Repair Car Seats
Do you have a torn leather car seat? Do you need car seat foam repair or auto upholstery repair? Is the upholstery in your SUV ripped, damaged or threadbare? Has your dog turned a pickup seat into an expensive chew toy?
Our car seat repair shop not only fixes car seat cushions, it specializes in car upholstery repair, leather car seat repair and vinyl car seat repair.
Sunmark is also where Eastsiders go to replace seat foam, repair car seat frames and restore leather car seats.
Truck Seat Repair & Car Seat Repair
Call Sunmark Upholstery to upholster truck seats, fix a truck seat or replace truck seat padding. If you need to repair a leather pickup seat or replace a leather seat, visit our shop in Bellevue.
We excel in all phases of leather auto seat repair and car seat upholstery repair, from fixing a single door panel, to extensive frame work, to car seat foam repair. We also install leather and vinyl seat cover kits from Katzkin and other leading manufacturers.
For custom automotive interiors, we recommend Euroleather's line of premier quality upholstery leather. Euroleather® features an extensive variety of looks including everyday classics, antiques, exotics and customized skins. Antiques and exotics are hand-finished by skilled artisans in the company's North Carolina factory. Drop by our showroom to experience the look and feel of the finest quality upholstery leather.
Sunmark is synonymous with quality custom upholstery. But, custom is not the only way to go. We sell and install automotive interiors manufactured by industry leaders, such as TMI Products. TMI manufactures automotive components such as seating, interior consoles, floor coverings, door panels, convertible roof assemblies, headliners and integrated electronic systems.
TMI specializes in Ford, Chevy and Volkswagen parts. Check out their home page to view the style, color and model year products available. Pick something you like, then give us a call. We'll have it shipping and installed at the earliest opportunity.
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Repair Damaged Car Seat
Let's say you have to overnight a package ASAP. You jump in the car with Muttley, your brand new Boston Terrier puppy. You get to the post office just in time. Muttley stays in the car, you go inside. Big mistake. He's a terrier puppy, for crying out loud. While you're shipping the package, Muttley turns one of the seats into a chew toy.
You might be surprised how often this sort of thing happens.
Car Seat Damaged By Dog
Replace Damaged Fabric
Car Seat Repair
Usually when a dog tears up a seat cover the whole thing has to be replaced. Damage here was limited to one part of the cover, so we were able to remove and replace just that section of fabric. Muttley's owner caught another break because most dogs will rip out the seat foam after destroying the cover. If that happens we're usually able to patch the damaged foam before repairing the seat cover. Not an issue in this case.
Muttley is currently being held in King County Jail on charges of malicious destruction of private property. Since he's a puppy, Muttley is being tried in juvenile court. Just kidding.
Restoring 1961 356B 1600 Super
Before the Porsche 911 there was the 356. The 356 was Porsche's flagship model during the fifties and mid-sixties. It came in four "flavors", each with slightly different designs and engineering specs: 356 (1948–1955), 356 A (1955–1959), 356 B (1959–1963) and 356 C (1963–1965/66). The New York Times describes the origin of the model:
"Said to be the 356th project of a German engineering company established in 1931 by the genius behind the original Volkswagen, Ferdinand Porsche, the original Porsche car was more or less a hot-rod Beetle, a reliable but sporty vehicle shaped like an inverted bathtub. Ferdinand Porsche had always wanted to build a sports car, and basing one on the design used for the lowly Beetle was a good way to get it done on a modest budget."
The author goes on to praise the 1961-63 356 B coupe as an excellent collector car. This is one of those cars, a 1961 356 B 1600 Super. It's been lovingly cared for by an eastside owner for decades. The owner called us to restore the headliner and seats.
Ready For New Interior
Measuring Headliner For Porsche 356 B
New Headliner For Porsche 356 B
Custom Seat Covers For Porsche 356 B
Custom Seat Covers For Porsche 356 B
Porsche 356 B New Interior Complete
Aftermarket replacement parts are often available for popular collector cars like this. Replacing old uphostery can be a lot more difficult than swapping parts. Getting headliners and seat covers to fit right and look great requires an experienced craftsman with plenty of patience. As you can see from the pics, the owner came to the right shop!
Range Rover Refit
The second generation Range Rover was manufactured for the US market between 1994 and 2002. It was the first Range Rover equipped with a plush interior and all the bells & whistles we now associate with a luxury SUV. We've noticed a lot of folks are purchasing these second generation Range Rovers, then rebuilding or refitting them. The owner of this one wanted to upgrade the interior beginning with brand new leather seat covers.
Katzkin manufactures excellent replacement seat covers, but the car owner preferred something more distinctive. Instead of standard grade seat leather, we suggested using the sort of leather found inside a Bentley. He liked the idea, so we fabricated custom seat covers using the finest available perforated car seat leather. As you can see, they turned out great.
Classic Range Rover
Seat Heater & Cooler
Superior Grade Perforated Leather
Easy Access Controls
Seat Cooler Set to Maximum
Seat Heater Set to Medium
Perforations in the seat leather were necessary to accommodate the heating/cooling mechanisms we installed. Strictly speaking, our seat heaters do not require perforations, but they are necessary for the seat coolers which blow cooled air through the leather perfs. The heater and cooler both have three settings for maximum comfort.
The total interior refit also included a new sound system, new carpet and a sound dampening treatment to quiet the ride. When it rolled out of our shop, this classic Range Rover had a brand new luxury interior. From the inside - for all intents and purposes -- it was a new Range Rover.
1933 Buick Coupe
Franklin Roosevelt had just been elected President and America was mired in the Great Depression when this Buick Victoria Coupe was manufactured. It was 1933. One out of every four workers was unemployed. The economy was in turmoil. It was not the best time to sell upscale automobiles. But, unfortunate circumstances didn't prevent Buick from designing some iconic cars during this time. One of the best was this 1933 two door.
Restored 1933 Buick Coupe
Restored 1933 Buick Coupe
Restored 1933 Buick Coupe
Buick Before Seat Restoration
Buick After Seat Restoration
Custom Carpet Installed
Seats in these vintage cars were manufactured with coil suspensions instead of foam. The owner wanted the seats to look and feel like the originals, so we restored the coil suspension instead of replacing it. After cleaning and repairing each individually pocketed coil, we upholstered the seats and side panels using a plush, burgundy furniture fabric. We finished our work by custom installing brand new carpeting.
The Roaring Twenties was long gone by the time this car was built, but with the black paint, white walls and fancy upholstery you half-expect to find a Tommy Gun in the trunk.
Jaguar Leather Dash Repair
Problems with the leather dash is a common complaint among Jaguar owners, especially in cities with lots of sunshine. The carmaker is not known for a generous warranty, so when a leather cover on a customer's dash shrinks or peels off, they're on their own. Attempts to stretch the leather back to its original shape inevitably fail, according to Jaguar online forums.
Instead of spending big money on a brand new leather dash, savvy jag owners call Sunmark.
Jaguar Dash Repair
Leather Jaguar Dash
Original Leather Dash
For a lot less money, we fabricate a leather dash cover identical to the original one. Not only is the color and finish the same as before, the contrasting thread and stitch pattern is a perfect match. Most upholstery shops would be incapable of something this demanding. The craftsmen at Sunmark can do it because they're the best!
Sweating The Small Stuff
When you buy a luxury vehicle, you expect perfection. After recently purchasing a top-of-the-line foreign sedan, a customer discovered shoddy stitching along one seam of the driver's side leather seat cover. This sort of flaw may seem inconsequential, but it looks bad. And who knows what sort of damage might result if the sloppy stitches unraveled.
Torn Seat Stitches
Since this was a newly purchased car, the seats were still under warranty. The dealer contacted Sunmark to complete the seat repair. As you can see, the stitching is now perfect; the way it should have been in the first place.
New Custom Interior For 1949 Willys Pickup
The World War II Army Jeep was manufactered by the Willys-Overland Motor Company of Toledo, Ohio. After the war, the company built a number of civilian models inspired by the venerable Jeep. One of these was the Willys Jeep Pickup. Roughly 200,000 of these were manufactured between 1947 and 1965. Today, they're hard to find and treasured by collectors.
We jumped at the opportunity to design and install brand new seats and upholstery reminiscent of the original interior.
Willys Pickup Exterior
Lower Dash & Finish Panel
This project was a test of our ability to create something stylish, clean and simple. Among other things, we drew inspiration from our experience designing door trim for a Ford Mustang. The armrests we designed and custom-manufactured fit perfectly on the door panels; they're not available anywhere else. We also modified a bench seat from a GM truck to fit in the cab. Before installing the bench seat, we upholstered it with contrasting colors of rich, recycled leather. The embroidered Willys logo provides a stylish accent.
Embroidered Willys Logo
Newly Upholstered Door & Armrest
We dedicated the same amount of attention and care to the lower dash and finish panel which conceal the wiring. They were hand-fabricated to incorporate air conditioning vents, seat heater switches, and the interior lighting LED switch. The custom headliner and wind lacing were covered with Ultrasuede. We installed thick, premium Bentley carpet on the floors and seat risers. Finally, even thought they weren't required, we fabricated and installed modern shoulder harness/seat belts for enhanced safety.
In the end, the happy owner drove off with a '49 Willys Pickup with plenty of modern conveniences, but true to the original look.