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Hi Guys, this is an image of the interior of my 2004 Gallardo door. As you can see, it's badly wrinkled along the top.
Has anyone else experienced this?
And how did you fix it?
Can an upholsterer take the leather off and put, say, some padding behind?
Or do you have to buy new leather (I'm guessing from Lamborghini direct - if so, that will cost heaps!!)
Or is there some other way to fix this? Thanks for all your help!
 

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A good upholstery shop might be able to stretch it, but it seems like it could be an issue with the padding that the leather is attache’d to. Lamborghini would probably want you to replace the entire door panel and yes that would be costly. Take it to a private shop.
 

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I think everyone's door cards do that eventually when the spray adhesive dries out and the leather separates from the foam. Mine feel unglued along the top edge of the door but it is not noticeable. I have heard that you can have an upholstery shop pull the material and re-spray the glue to correct it. I have also heard pricing is roughly $250/$300 per door but have no first hand knowledge.
 

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I have the same issue.
I am getting my interior doors fixed soon at the best upholstery / leather shop I could find near where I live.
It’s about $1,500 per door. They order brand new high-end leather, die it the same color (my car has orange and black) and then replace the leather.
The Lambo leather is more than double the cost of what they ordered for mine, but the quality is not any better.
 

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Slammp and SpyderBull, you both are solving the same problem using existing and new leather, respectively, at a great differential in cost. Very interesting to see if you pulled the material off the door panel what the underlying problem is? Is it delaminating glue or degrading padding behind the leather? I would think reusing the leather would be easy enough if you could replace the underlying material and save yourself several multiples of cost. would love to hear you both report back as this project progresses.
 

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Slammp and SpyderBull, you both are solving the same problem using existing and new leather, respectively, at a great differential in cost. Very interesting to see if you pulled the material off the door panel what the underlying problem is? Is it delaminating glue or degrading padding behind the leather? I would think reusing the leather would be easy enough if you could replace the underlying material and save yourself several multiples of cost. would love to hear you both report back as this project progresses.
I agree, please let me know how you get on...... if I get mine fixed first, I'll also advise you here.
THANKS GUYS! for the feedback, as usual, you guys are are a "fountain of information". Cheers Ed Burton (Australia)
 

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Slammp and SpyderBull, you both are solving the same problem using existing and new leather, respectively, at a great differential in cost. Very interesting to see if you pulled the material off the door panel what the underlying problem is? Is it delaminating glue or degrading padding behind the leather? I would think reusing the leather would be easy enough if you could replace the underlying material and save yourself several multiples of cost. would love to hear you both report back as this project progresses.
Will do, getting started in the next couple of weeks. Owing to the French seams used in the stitching, it's difficult to re-use the leather for the whole door. I'll post before and after photos with lessons learned etc.
 

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Slammp and SpyderBull, you both are solving the same problem using existing and new leather, respectively, at a great differential in cost. Very interesting to see if you pulled the material off the door panel what the underlying problem is? Is it delaminating glue or degrading padding behind the leather? I would think reusing the leather would be easy enough if you could replace the underlying material and save yourself several multiples of cost. would love to hear you both report back as this project progresses.
So…I just got my car back with the new leather installed on both doors, as well as a new leather headliner. They also repaired / restored the seats, the dash, and the area around the reverse button.
I thought the original headliner was leather, but they said it was not. So that ended up being an unintended upgrade.😜
The foam rubber in the doors had dry rotted and the leather shrunk from the heat exposure over time most likely. Thats why they couldn't reuse the leather because it no longer fit properly to cover the pieces.
Super Happy with their work! Went with the original colors and looks brand new. They charged $7,500.
It took Forever though, but totally worth it. Pictures coming!
 
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