392 seat stitching question

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Does anyone know of the ‘392 Rubicon’ on the leather seats can be changed or restitched to change the color?
 

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Does anyone know of the ‘392 Rubicon’ on the leather seats can be changed or restitched to change the color?
I could be wrong, but in order to access the material properly for a restitch, it'd require removing the leather from the seat. At that point, you're pretty much looking at custom seat cover prices, working through a pro upholstery place.
 
Does anyone know of the ‘392 Rubicon’ on the leather seats can be changed or restitched to change the color?
First off almost anything is possible with enough $ and grit.

Changing the color on an existing seat would be tricky but a professional leather craftsman or saddle maker can do amazing things. I think that might be possible in the right pair of hands. Trick is finding that pair of hands.

In my experience, sadly, high quality vendors like Katzkin or Bartact won't embroider a trademarked logo like "Wangler 392". Katzkin does a lot of the concept vehicle interiors for Jeep. Bartact is a defense supplier that makes some of the toughest seat covers available for a Jeep. I know there is another company called Leatherseats.com. I have never worked with them but maybe they might be willing to make a custom "Wrangler 392" seat?

Again a small custom leather shop might be willing to embroider the "Wrangler 392" logo. But like @dog said it would be a custom seat that you had them embroider with "Wrangler 392". Embroidering over an existing seat would be hard to match the stitching hole pattern, unless they did it by hand.
I would love to see pictures if you end up doing it. :)(y)
 
First off almost anything is possible with enough $ and grit.

Changing the color on an existing seat would be tricky but a professional leather craftsman or saddle maker can do amazing things. I think that might be possible in the right pair of hands. Trick is finding that pair of hands.

In my experience, sadly, high quality vendors like Katzkin or Bartact won't embroider a trademarked logo like "Wangler 392". Katzkin does a lot of the concept vehicle interiors for Jeep. Bartact is a defense supplier that makes some of the toughest seat covers available for a Jeep. I know there is another company called Leatherseats.com. I have never worked with them but maybe they might be willing to make a custom "Wrangler 392" seat?

Again a small custom leather shop might be willing to embroider the "Wrangler 392" logo. But like @dog said it would be a custom seat that you had them embroider with "Wrangler 392". Embroidering over an existing seat would be hard to match the stitching hole pattern, unless they did it by hand.
I would love to see pictures if you end up doing it. :)(y)
I agree. It likely is not easy or inexpensive. Just not a fan of what color is used on that logo. It’s not even gold. Even dying that fabric a darker color or even black would be a question maybe someone can answer. I’ve seen plenty of factory black interiors with black stitching/logos on black leather or cloth seats.
 
I agree. It likely is not easy or inexpensive. Just not a fan of what color is used on that logo. It’s not even gold. Even dying that fabric a darker color or even black would be a question maybe someone can answer. I’ve seen plenty of factory black interiors with black stitching/logos on black leather or cloth seats.
I know what you mean. :LOL: I originally wanted the black leather with red stitching used on other Rubicons. Since then the bronze has grown in me.
I think making the existing logo black would be a much easier job. It’s probably a polyester upholstery thread. I imagine it could be carefully dyed. If you wanted to experiment you might be able to get a “take-off” set of front seat covers from eBay, AEV, or Rubitrux. You could then experiment on dying the threads without messing up your installed seats. Then if you get a good result you could modify your seats or install the “take-offs” instead and sell the others. I think black stitching on a black seat would look sick, and is much more doable than re-stitching the logo. :)(y)
 
First off almost anything is possible with enough $ and grit.

Changing the color on an existing seat would be tricky but a professional leather craftsman or saddle maker can do amazing things. I think that might be possible in the right pair of hands. Trick is finding that pair of hands.

In my experience, sadly, high quality vendors like Katzkin or Bartact won't embroider a trademarked logo like "Wangler 392". Katzkin does a lot of the concept vehicle interiors for Jeep. Bartact is a defense supplier that makes some of the toughest seat covers available for a Jeep. I know there is another company called Leatherseats.com. I have never worked with them but maybe they might be willing to make a custom "Wrangler 392" seat?

Again a small custom leather shop might be willing to embroider the "Wrangler 392" logo. But like @dog said it would be a custom seat that you had them embroider with "Wrangler 392". Embroidering over an existing seat would be hard to match the stitching hole pattern, unless they did it by hand.
I would love to see pictures if you end up doing it. :)(y)
Dealer told me they can order me a red Katzkin set and they can have the 392 logo stitched into it. You have to order it through the dealer, at least that what they and a local Katzkin installer told me.
 
I would say the only chance to change the color of the stitching is to dye it. I'm not sure if restitching is possible, especially since Jeep leather seats are made out of plastic cow 😅
 
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I sold a friend my first 392 and she hated the gold so much she did this, not sure what the question was but I believe the answer is this picture.
 
So I emailed both Katzkin and Bartact about seats with the “Wrangler 392” logo on it and I got basically the same response. That they don’t embroider trademarked logos because of the legal issues.

Are those seats made by Katzkin @Smess? Interestingly both AEV and that photo have the embroidery on the headrest which is way easier to takeoff and embroider then put back on. I am just curious what people have done to get a OEM logo added.
 
So I emailed both Katzkin and Bartact about seats with the “Wrangler 392” logo on it and I got basically the same response. That they don’t embroider trademarked logos because of the legal issues.

Are those seats made by Katzkin @Smess? Interestingly both AEV and that photo have the embroidery on the headrest which is way easier to takeoff and embroider then put back on. I am just curious what people have done to get a OEM logo added.
Bartact sent my covers to a custom embroider to have the Bartact logo removed and the 392 logo stitched
 

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So I emailed both Katzkin and Bartact about seats with the “Wrangler 392” logo on it and I got basically the same response. That they don’t embroider trademarked logos because of the legal issues.

Are those seats made by Katzkin @Smess? Interestingly both AEV and that photo have the embroidery on the headrest which is way easier to takeoff and embroider then put back on. I am just curious what people have done to get a OEM logo added.
I was speaking w Katzkin last month to go over some design ideas and was told they are able to do the 392 logo on our seats. On their website you can also see some patterns which previously needed to be ordered at the dealer that are available as well.
 

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Bartact sent my covers to a custom embroider to have the Bartact logo removed and the 392 logo stitched
I looked into that option for my LJR but the process voids the Bartact warranty.
 
I have dyed the stiching on a vehicle before (not the 392 specifically) It turned out pretty well and was obviously the cheapest option by far. Clearly it doesn't look as good as getting restiched. The stich themselves turned out great but you have to be careful of "overspray" so to speak
 
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I just wish the stitching matched the interior better. Nothing else is trimmed in that brownish color in the interior. Makes no sense to me. Not sure why they didn’t make the silver trim pieces a bronze color to have it make more sense without making it look tacky.
 
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I just wish the stitching matched the interior better. Nothing else is trimmed in that brownish color in the interior. Makes no sense to me. Not sure why they didn’t make the silver trim pieces a bronze color to have it make more sense without making it look tacky.
It was done to match the bronze accents on the outside of the 392 and bring that vibe to the interior.

—S
 
It was done to match the bronze accents on the outside of the 392 and bring that vibe to the interior.

—S
I just wish they took it further and didn’t give us silver accents on the interior. Bronze would have been killer if you ask me. If there is a trim kit that would match the stitching I’d be a buyer.
 
I just wish they took it further and didn’t give us silver accents on the interior. Bronze would have been killer if you ask me. If there is a trim kit that would match the stitching I’d be a buyer.
They used to have a similar-toned color on certain Grand Cherokee models. I agree, would be nice for the interior to be a little more “special”.

—S
 

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Yeah, I think something along those lines would have tied the whole interior together a bit more color wise.
 
They used to have a similar-toned color on certain Grand Cherokee models. I agree, would be nice for the interior to be a little more “special”.

—S
Exactly. The Sahara models gets the leather pieces on the dash and the 392 is just gray plastic. I am not a fan of the stitching on the 392. It could have been dark gray or silver and looked better.
 
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