Vehicle Upholstery


Passenger seats, whether on a motorcycle, car, bus, tram or plane, are assembled everywhere and, depending on the material, are machined and shaped.

Seat covers made of vinyl react very well to treatment with warm air. Seats with leather upholstery also adhere better to the seat design after being treated with heat.

Heat guns are also in high demand for vehicle restoration. Antique, individual seats are repaired and new seat covers made of leather and artificial leather are perfectly formed to the seat design. In addition to the matching heat guns, Leister also has the right nozzles in its product range to help saddlers perform high-quality work. For example, the burn protection nozzle.

Vehicle seats on production lines

Passenger seats are installed in the automotive industry and generally in the production of passenger vehicles, i.e. for buses, trains and airplanes.


Heat guns are used during installation to give the seats their final shape. When the seats are upholstered, real or imitation leather is stretched, thanks to the heat, and can then be pulled onto the seat much easier. Folds, creases and uneven sections in the cover material are simply ironed out with warm air.

Vintage car restoration

Vintage cars, older models and even newly manufactured vehicles often have seat upholstery that is baggy or severely wrinkled.


With the help of heat, such folds and creases can be removed without having to cover the entire seat again. Within minutes, the cover material used (usually vinyl) can be smoothed with a heat gun. This makes the seats appear to be brand new again. The vehicle interior is also often covered with leather, especially in older cars. With a heat gun, vehicle ceilings and consoles can be perfectly covered with real leather or imitation leather.