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Reupholstered Center Armrest

So, I picked up a center arm rest leather cover from eBay last week. I got it put on today. I added an inch of padding and glued it to the original rubber cover. I used my air staple gun and 1/4" staples to attach the leather to the underside of the armrest. I think it turned out pretty good!


These cloth seats stain so easily! I can't wait to reupholster them.

If you want one of these covers, the eBay seller offers them in a few color choices and thread options. Here's a link to their store. Honda Accord 2008-2012, Lexus RX 300 330 350 items in leatherinteriors store on eBay!

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Looks great. Good job

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Looks a tad out of place, but I can appreciate the usefulness of such a mod. Good job Mr. Handyman!

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I really like it, will agree with the out of place though. Wonder how it'll hold up.

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Looks a tad out of place, but I can appreciate the usefulness of such a mod. Good job Mr. Handyman!
Thanks! Curious to know why you think it looks out of place?


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It will look quite in place once you do the seat like you say.

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As previously stated, once you reupholster the seats and work out a few little kinks, it'll all blend together very well. Not to take anything away from your fine work. It's a very sensible addition to your car and I'm sure it's already paying for itself.

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Yeah. It will blend nicer with the seats reupholstered. The car came from re factory with two tone (black/gray) interior. The piece I upholstered was already black it was just that rubber stuff. My car has two tone dash and door panels. The seats and lower trim is gray but the carpet is black. I'm looking at katzkin seats for it but I haven't decided if I want gray with black inserts or black with gray inserts. I'd like to do black with gray inserts but all my seat trim plastic is gray. I'd need to replace all those with black to make it look right. Hmm. Decisions, decisions.


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Can't wait to see what it'll look like once all is said and done. If it was my car, I'd simply swap out the seats for some SS/TC Recaros, but that may be a bit too racy for some. Still, leather seating will add a bit of resale to your car I'm sure.

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