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Mb Tex seat covers for a Mercedes 280 SL 1971
« on: December 27, 2020, 21:48:23 »
Hello everyone, I'm a long time reader of the forum.

My seat covers are currently worn out. Therefor I'm looking for a place to buy Mb Tex seat covers for a Mercedes 280 SL 1971.
Does anyone have any recommendation and experience of any good seller?
Would be a great advantage, but perhaps not realistic if there is some seller in Europe?

Very grateful for any help!

Greetings,
Janne from Sweden

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Re: Mb Tex seat covers for a Mercedes 280 SL 1971
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2020, 23:14:07 »
A well known company in Europe is KHM (www.cabrio.de). I am not sure if they offer MB Tex, though... But they have a list of trimming companies that may be helpful.

If you allow a thought that an upholsterer makes them for you, the good source of MBTex may be Hans Reinke.
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Re: Mb Tex seat covers for a Mercedes 280 SL 1971
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2020, 21:35:42 »
If your seats are just sagging a bit and the Tex is not split or torn you might be able to rejuvenate your seats by just replacing the padding.  A good winter project! Type "horse hair" in the "Search" box under the Pagoda SL Group logo at the top right of the page for a wealth of information.
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Re: Mb Tex seat covers for a Mercedes 280 SL 1971
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2020, 20:37:04 »
Thank you very much for your replies. I want Mb Tex because otherwise I'd feel the need to change the entire interior of the car and KHM only sells leather, which become somewhat pricey.

When I bought the car 25 years ago, the previous owner had done the attached seat cover repair. This is a bit difficult balancing act for me right now..
Do you think it will be beneficial to fix a new upholstery with the existing repair?
Or should I instead invest in buying a seat cover from a (for me) unknown company in the States?

Any feedback or ideas are appreciated.
Many thanks!

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Re: Mb Tex seat covers for a Mercedes 280 SL 1971
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2020, 21:48:26 »
An upholstery shop should be able to replace the panel that you show as repaired. The difficulty will be in finding a piece of MB-Tex (or vinyl) that will match the color and pattern.

A friend of mine had a very similar hole in his driver's seat. He just wanted to get close, so we did the best we could on finding a match. The upholstery shop here in SoCal did a super job in replacing the worn through panel.
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Re: Mb Tex seat covers for a Mercedes 280 SL 1971
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2020, 22:13:07 »
My MB Tex is green. I had a similar issue and I watched Ebay for maybe a year but eventually found a seller that was replacing his original green interior.
I bought the pieces from him for a relatively small amount.

If I could find green Tex, black should be much easier. Just keep watching Ebay.  I think it's worth it to keep your original interior.
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Re: Mb Tex seat covers for a Mercedes 280 SL 1971
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2020, 22:27:38 »
@2129,

I have an seat back in black MB Tex. From memory it looks like a good match if you want to go the route JonB suggests ( just replacing the panel).

If interested, pm me with your email address and I can send some pictures. You can make your decision from there.
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Re: Mb Tex seat covers for a Mercedes 280 SL 1971
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2020, 02:32:46 »
I bought a set of mb tex covers from German Auto tops  in southern California.  They are a perfect match to the original texture and stiching.  Contact John at 818-766-9511 

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Re: Mb Tex seat covers for a Mercedes 280 SL 1971
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2020, 02:36:21 »
I have a brand new set of modern MB Tex seat covers  from GAT(everybody uses same. Only thing out there). They are nice but not the same as original.
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Re: Mb Tex seat covers for a Mercedes 280 SL 1971
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2021, 12:26:19 »
Thank you for all the helpful comments, ideas and offers.
After considering my options and your feedback, I will try to stick with the original and contact a experienced upholstery guy to change the panel and fix the stuffing.