Fibrenew Pasadena & Vicinity: Bruce Porter

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5 Stars for Honesty!
I just finished consulting with Bruce on the phone about cleaning my leather sofa.  If I could give more than 5 stars I would!
Bruce spent time with me explaining the different types of leather and how they can, or can't be cleaned.  He gave me some advice on a product that I can use and how I may be able to treat the sofa myself, thereby saving some money.  Amazing, he could have easily charged me $200.00.  It is so refreshing in todays world to know that there are honest people still out there.  Thanks Bruce for your help, maybe I'll need you in the future...until then you have my referral!

R W.
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Bruce Porter, of Pasadena Fibrenew is an experienced perfectionist.  I thought I had ruined my leather sofa; now it is restored and beautiful.  He took his time, explained what he was doing and..... honestly..... that type of conscientiousness and pride-of-workmanship is simply vanishing in California.  We truly appreciate what Bruce did for us and I highly recommend this 'artiste' of a specialist.  Thank you.  Betty and Bill Ryder

Betty B.
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If I could give six or seven stars, I would. The service was really good, reasonably priced and my couch looks great.
Bruce is a very nice person and is very skilled. My leather couch had a few spots where the color was worn off. Bruce matched the color and repaired every little nick and scrape. Everything looks terrific.
I recommend Fibrenew and Bruce wholeheartedly!

Bill R.
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He restored my Porsche interior. I couldn't believe the finished produce. He did such an amazing job. Very thorough and will definitely use him again

L S.
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Last May Fibrenew came over and fixed several cracks on my brown leather sectional sofa. No one can tell that it was repaired --it looks great. I would not hesitate to call on them again.

Roena Vega
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I found Bruce the owner of Fibrenew in Pasadena online.
I emailed him a picture of my sofa and love sit that I wanted to Re-dye and in a few days he came and gave me a reasonable estimate.
His work is excellent and I can not be more happy, I am a very particular person and he please me 100%, Now I got a new beautiful sofa and Love sit.
Bruce is an adorable person, very nice and funny and to do business with him was pleasure, he kept me inform by email of every single detail.
I recommend Bruce one hundred per cent, he is very knowledgeable and for sure he will provide you with an excellent service.
Thanks Bruce I am very happy....!!! 🙂

Martha Acosta
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I would definitely recommend Bruce.  I appreciate his honesty.  He informed me that the locations that I wanted repaired should be taken to an upholsterer due to the size and locations of the damage.  Others would have tried to repair it just so that they could make money.  He on the other hand prefers to have happy customers.  He referred me to an upholsterer.  He gave me the upholsterer's telephone number, and he even gave me directions.  What a straight up guy!  Kudos to Bruce!...

Ann A.
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Who knew you could repair damaged leather to look almost like new? Bruce did. He picked up an expensive living room chair, fixed several stained spots to almost new condition and returned the chair in a few days. All this for a very reasonable price. If you have a leather problem, this is the business to fix it. Definitely 5 stars.

Paul S.
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Bruce has patched the leather seats on two of my cars. A Saab 9-3 and a Toyota Prius. He is fast, thorough, and affordable. I highly recommend him for your leather repair needs!

Bill T.
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I normally use my husband's yelp but joined just to write this review. Bruce is awesome!! My cat recently scratched my husband's leather jacket. Not only is the color match amazing but his work is outstanding and quick!! Thank you Bruce you are a true artist and you saved my cat from being murdered by my husband.

Loretta G.
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We have really nice Roche Bobois leather couches dating back to 1998 and a couple of American Leather recliners that have been cleaned and re-dyed over the years, however, most of the previous work had been marginal at best and never lasted. After research by my wife, we decided to give Fibrenew an opportunity to take a look and make recommendations. Bruce Porter, owner, came out and outlined very specifically on what he would do. He ended up re-dying some of the cushions of the couches and he did a total re-dying of the two chairs. Bruce, in addition to being a good guy, is a true Craftsman and "artiste" (creating the correct color dyes). He went beyond what we agreed upon without charging us for it and he clearly takes pride of his work. He provided instructions on how to maintain the couches going forward and will be sending cleaning supplies. The furniture looks like new and my wife and I are astounded by the outcome relative to what we had done before. I would not hesitate to recommend Bruces services.

Don B.
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If you need leather repair, Bruce is your guy - honest, sincere, master of his skill. I have a leather coach that is only three years old, but the leather on one of the cushions was already beginning to fray. Bruce came to my home and did an excellent job repairing the coach. It looks like new again. He is conscientious about his work and will tell you exactly what he  is doing and how it will work.

Nancy P.
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Bruce is terrific!  Our cats scratched two leather couches, and Bruce repaired both, and they look like they are brand new!  I also had Bruce repair a gouge on the leather in my car, and some stains on the leather seat, and once again, Bruce did a fantastic job!  I wouldn't trust anyone else to do leather repair, and have given Bruce's name to several friends.  Also, he's a really nice and honest guy!

Lynn R.
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I frequently refer to yelp for reviews but have never written one.  However, I was very pleased with Fibrenew.  Bruce promptly responded to my yelp inquiry about repairing a broken wood seat on one of my vinyl chairs.  I  could not decide whether to take this on as a diy project, purchase a replacement or have a professional repair the chair.  Bruce asked for pictures of the chair, provided a quote and suggested how I could do the repair myself.  But after attempting to remove the first staple and counting how many more I would have to tackle, I knew that I had met my match and contacted Bruce.  My chair was done in a few days and I am ready for family to visit for the holidays. It was a pleasure to work with Bruce.  He was prompt, friendly, and reasonably priced.  I am a very satisfied client with a super sturdy chair!

Jane M.
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Bruce really knows his stuff! i had my leather seat re-dyed by him and he did some repairs on the seat as well without giving me any hidden charge for it. he was really nice and gave me instructions on how to maintain it. he also gave me a one year warranty, now that is confidence in his work. so far the seat has been sitting at nearly 100 degree sunny weather and the dye has held up great thus far. Thanks bruce!

Spencer Y.
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Bruce's work is impeccable!  I had what was looking like a tear that was beginning on my Landrover upholstery.  I took it my car to his shop a few months ago... like other clients said, his shop is super clean, he's very professional, kind and honest.  His work is fantastic and he tells you what to expect before he touches your car.  He was so nice that he actually gave us a ride down the street where we could kill some time meanwhile he worked on the car and we took an Uber back to his place when he was done.  His wife is also very lovely. I would highly recommend anyone to get their upholstery done with Bruce.  He takes pride in his work and knows what he's doing.  He tries to be as accommodating as possible.  You won't regret calling him.  Thanks Bruce!  I can't even see where that rip was beginnig to happen on my interior!

Cynthia R.
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A honest business like this is very rare nowadays. You've got Bruce, who practically performs grand master levels of work, and the level of passion and professionalism in his work is unparalleled. Through his detailed explanations, samples of his work, and a genuinely friendly, no BS attitude, the craftsmanship of his products are shockingly top notch, and he absolutely stands by his products.

I had just purchased a used Lexus not too long ago, and the leather interior needed some work. Fearing that I had to reupholster the entire interior, I first called him, which switched over to e-mail (poor signal). Sent him all the photos of areas that needed work. He replied within a day, gave me a rough estimate which was already more agreeable than what a full reupholster would have cost. I figured why not, and took a chance. Bruce explained what I should and shouldn't expect, time it takes, and how much the final cost would be. Dropped my car off at his shop (which was basically his garage, but it's the cleanest garage I've seen if you ask me).

Came back in two days, and my car's interior looks like it came from a brand new car. The color matches perfectly, this coming from my experience working with automotive paints. The dye wear and cracks that were once there are not even visible anymore. It's all smooth to the touch, practically like new. My jaw dropped so far to the floor that I needed a shovel to pick it back up. Not only did he save me a ton of money, but the end result was way above my expectations. I have no doubt in my mind if I ever needed another interior repair, I'm definitely coming back.

It's not required, but do leave Bruce a good tip. Once you realize how much you saved by going to Bruce, he does deserve it.

Lawton Y.
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I have a 2003 Jaguar XJ8 sedan.  Although the car is in good condition, the leather in the front seats was cracked badly.  Therefore, I decided to try Fibrenew in Pasadena. My seats looked brand new for a fraction of the cost of replacing the leather. I was so impressed with the results, I also took my leather sofa seat cushions for repair too. Needless to say, my leather sofa looks brand new.

After seeing my car and sofa cushions, I will book an appointment with Fibrenew to repair our leather exam tables in our family practice clinic.....the results were incredible.

Linda K.
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Bruce is very responsive and professional in his approach to customer service.  He came to my location and fixed a hole in my new Mercedes SUV, matching the color and grain perfectly.  Bruce is top notch!

Patrick H.
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Bruce is really 10 stars when it comes to customer service.  We called to get aged sofa cushions re-stuffed.  He came by at the time he said he would and gave us great advice on really what we should do.  Craftsman and businessman like him is rare, putting customer's best interest over making money.  Thanks Bruce!

Joyce C.
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Bruce did an excellent job in restoring my driver seat leather.  He is friendly, explains what he is going to do, easy to find and easy to work with.  I would highly recommend him for your auto upholstery work.

Paula W.
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Just had Bruce repair a damaged leather seat on our new car. The car has deep side bolsters and a friend accidentally scraped the leather getting into the car, something in his back pocket must have done it. We had owned the car less than a week when this happened! After researching the situation and speaking to my auto reupholster he recommended Fibrenew because the seat has an airbag in the side bolster and it couldn't be repaired in the traditional way. It's a longer explanation than I have room for here. I sent Bruce pictures and he gave me an estimate. We set up an appointment, he made the repair in a timely manner and it looks great! Thanks again. He warranties his work for a year and I am sure if there was any issue he would take care of it.

Lynne M.
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Bruce did a great job of cleaning, prepping, re-dying, and top-coating three pieces of our leather sectional.  We thought they were going to have to be replaced, but they now look brand new.  He is a great guy to work with and was very fair on pricing.  I highly recommend him for anyone that needs their leather furniture restored.  Check out his Facebook page to see examples of his work.

Virginia H.
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Bruce at Fibrenew Pasadena did a fantastic job in restoring the leather interior of our 2001 Jaguar XK8.  The  seats, arm rests and console of the Jaguar were well worn and the seats had cracks in the leather.  Bruce was able to restore the interior and make the interior look brand new.  The interior looks like it came right out of the showroom the day I bought it.  I would not hesitate to provide Bruce with the highest recommendation.  If you are thinking about replacing the interior of your car I would definitely recommend that you call Bruce to get a quote to see if he can repair the interior through repairing leather cracks, tears and holes and re-dyeing the leather.  Bruce is a very honest professional and will not take your money if he cannot perform the work, as many others would.  I went to over five shops to get quotes on replacing the leather interior and Bruce's prices were significantly less than replacing the interior.  At the beginning I was skeptical that it would be difficult for Bruce to restore the leather. However, we were blown away when we saw his workmanship. We were so pleased with the quality and service that we have asked Bruce to repair our home leather chairs.  If there were more than 5 stars I would definitely have selected that category.  In short, you will not be disappointed with the quality and service of Bruce.

Jerry Z.
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Bruce did the most fantastic job on a leather chair and ottoman that I recently purchased used and was in desperate need of conditioning.  Bruce had great communication leading up to my appointment and I felt very informed on the process that was going to take place.  I truly enjoyed my time with Bruce and the chair looks great.  I will only use Bruce from now on for my leather needs and would absolutely recommend him to anyone.  After using and relying on Yelp for years, the service that I received from Bruce inspired me to sign up for yelp and leave my feedback.

Joseph K.
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Bruce at Fibrenew is a terrific guy to work with and very dedicated to doing his very best. I have a Lexus with cinnamon leather and black plastic trim inside with a few wear marks and Bruce was able to make all of the wear marks disappear!

I would have no reservations whatsoever to referring anyone that has any sort of cosmetic issues, tears, or burn marks on leather or plastic to Bruce. He will be the first person I call if I manage to mess up my interior 😉

He is also a very nice guy in general! Super excited about my good as new interior!!!

David C.
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Bruce is a very knowledgeable person, he re dyed my sofa and love sit for a very reasonable price and his work was excellent, I can not be more happy I have now a new furnitures. He is a very nice person to deal with, very professional and at the same time funny. My experience with Bruce from Fibrenew Pasadena  couldn't  be better, he made his work on time, kept me informed of all the details and the final product was perfect. I recommend Bruce !00%.
Thanks Bruce you have another customer happy.....!! 🙂

Martha A.
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Bruce is a true craftsman who will not settle for anything less than a great result. Made my 17 year old steering wheel look & feel like new. He comes to your location and is super flexible regarding scheduling. If you have a leather product that is damaged or just looking a little past it's prime call Bruce his rates and the results are well worth it.

Nick B.
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Bruce is a great craftsman.  He makes sure you understand what is possible and what is not possible.  Because he explains things so well there are no surprises and he is very conscientious and is meticulous about his work.  I would definitely call him again if I ever need his services.

Brent L.
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I have white BMW with beige upholstery that has suffered from 17 years of use and the leather seats looked old and worn. It is a classic car and written up on the internet as the best BMW ever built. I took it to Bruce Porter in Pasadena and he worked on  it for three days. When I went to pick it up I hardly recognized the car because the upholstery looked like it was factory new.
Bruce did this job with actual pleasure. He did a spectacular job on it. The newly treated
beige upholstery belies the fact that this car is 17 years old. It now looks like the day I bought it.
It is rare that a craftsman takes on a job like this and with enthusiasm pours his heart and labor into restoring my classic 1998 BMW that now looks better than the new BMWs rolling off the production lines.
If you have a classic car and you'd like it to look like new again; Bruce Porter is your man.

Don H.
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I've now had Bruce repair a leather seat in my car and fix the cushion from our leather chair that was starting to crack and show wear.  He did an amazing job with both!  Matched the color and finish perfectly.  Looks like new and can't tell anything was ever wrong on either item.  Highly recommend!

L. H.
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Bruce Porter was a master! He was professional, friendly, and highly skilled. Brand new leather couch from a designer store made like new.  I would trust him with my most valuable items.  Bruce, you saved the day!

Helen L.
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I recently had a student of mine take his nails to my lovely couch and Bruce not only fixed them, but they looked so much better that I decided to have my entire couch, life seat, and ottoman conditioned as well. He really cares about his clients and the overall product. He even stopped to share some of his techniques so in the future I can condition myself. Th couches look so great and I'm super happy that he was able to fit us in his busy schedule.

Franchesca R.
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Some of my reviews on Yelp are about having a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.  Mitsubishi put this car out as a stripped down rally car but basically it is your mom's Lancer besides the things that make the car special (i.e. the motor/trans/drivetrain/suspension...).  These cars are kind of tricky and like all Mitsubishis, they are pretty much junk (...and I have owned 3 Mitsubishis with 2 more in the family).  In addition, Mitsubishi never warrantied EVOs properly, so when your car starts to fall apart, you have to get creative if you want to keep it looking nice (e.g. the CF wing, the Brembo brakes, and the steering wheel have all been issues for most owners).  One big weak spot on these cars is the Momo steering wheel.

One other thing is that I am married and there is no chance my wife would allow me to drive around without an airbag.  If I was single, I would just pop a non OEM, non airbag steering wheel on my car and call it a day.  However, most people who have common sense would want to retain an airbag in case of an accident that would warrant one.

As a result, I have this 2004 EVO and the steering wheel looks like a 10 year old steering wheel.  It was worn down from daily use and there was a big tear in the leather on the bottom.  I went around to some shops that do upholstery on cars and household items but no one felt like they could restore the damage and wear on my steering wheel.  Most businesses told me I should get a new steering wheel.  One day, while driving home from work, I saw the Fibrenew van and decided to call them up.  Bruce responded right away and knew exactly what I wanted.  In fact, he had worked on some pretty serious cars in the past (specifically that of a certain celebrity who wins at the collecting cars competition that you may have heard of).

Within a couple days, Bruce came out and picked up my steering wheel.  In a couple more days he brought it back looking like new BUT feeling better than new.  Don't pass that last comment up.  The wheel before was leather but it was never soft and supple.  Now the wheel feels much more soft and supple more deserving of an M3 or some other fancy car that my EVO will never be.  So, not only does the wheel look perfect but it feels better than perfect!!

I am really really happy with the result.  I will use Fibrenew for my future repairs to my upholstery of any kind.

Here is a direct link to the website just in case it is not in the Yelp info:
fibrenew.com/pasadena

I also added before an after pics of the main damage to my steering wheel.  Basically, the bottom seam tore out.  Bruce made it look as if it had never happened.  Really good work!!

I will also post updates after some daily driving and a couple track days to review wear and tear.

Jimmy Z.
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OK, I don't write reviews!  I read them and then go on with my search until today.

I had 5 cushions scratched by my 70 lbs dog jumping on this beautiful sofa/ chairs when he had been taught better. Nothing major but damaged enough to bother me. These are expensive Spanish leather pieces we paid a fortune for, many years ago.

I finally had it and couldn't look at these scratches any longer.  I made a few phone calls, and from one vendor to another, I was told to call Bruce at Fibrenew. He was closest to where I live and would probably be able to help.

I left a message and an hour later he was telling me what needed to be done and what his cost was going to be. He said he could pop by later that day and pick up the cushions and have a look at the entire sofa and chairs.

He promised them back a few days later and here I am writing this review. He was true to his word, very friendly, fast and most importantly did a tremendous job.

I will use him again in a heart beat should I ever need any leather or vinyl piece fixed.  

Very Impressed and happy customer!!!!

LB

Luc B.
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AMAZING! They practically saved our production! A couch that we are featuring for a commercial was damaged during delivery. All our art department contacts were unavailable, then we found Fibrenew. They helped us on extremely short notice and we are very pleased with the repair work!  Grateful for their professionalism and service.

Jared P.
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Bruce did a fantastic job fixing the driver's side car seat in my Mercedes. The seat got a tear in the leather but when Bruce was done it got all patched up and you have to look carefully to notice where the repair is. He was very helpful when explaining the best maintenance care of the leather seats. I recommend him highly to anyone with car seats or furniture that needs repair. You'll be in safe hands and you'll be very happy with the result.

Bjorn M.
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I wholeheartedly concur with Richard L's review of Fibrenew Pasadena.  We had a 13 year-old sofa and chair that we had managed to practically destroy.  It had sun damage, deep scratch marks, discoloration from aggressive cleaning...it was a mess!  We really should have thrown out this furniture, but we really liked the style and knew that we would never find another top grain sofa of similar quality at an affordable price.

I Googled leather refurbishing and found Bruce.  Bruce is a magician!  He brought our furniture back to life.  It looks brand new!  Our friends can't get over the difference.  While the process wasn't cheap (you get what you pay for), it cost far less than what I would have paid for a new sofa and chair of inferior quality.  

Since repairing this furniture, Bruce has worked on an ottoman, some CHANEL/Prada/Fendi handbags and the seat on my Audi.  I recommend him ALL the time.  He has a client for life!

Patricia L.
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I have a 15 year old sleeper sofa that was dirty and stained and I was ready to throw away until I found Fibrenew Pasadena.  Bruce Porter completely restored and changed the color of my sleeper sofa and now it looks like a new piece of furniture.  Bruce is an artist, a professional and a really great contractor that you can depend on.  He shows up on time, does exactly what he tells you he can do and is honest.  I am so happy that I discovered this fantastic service.  Bruce saved me thousands of dollars that I would have paid for a new sofa that probably wouldn't have been built as well as my old one.  Bruce was friendly and courteous!  A real "find"!!!

Richard L.
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I have a queen size leather sleeper sofa which is fifteen years old and very stained and dirty. The sofa's color was a faded saddle tan that was beginning to look orange/brown.
I called Bruce at Fibrenew and after coming to my home to give me a quote, he assured me that the sofa could be completely restored to it's original new condition and re-dyed to any color that I might want.
Bruce is a real professional and very talented with leather and color. The entire experience was well handled and I now have a beautiful new sofa bed. I changed the color to a deep burgandy and it turned out looking like a brand new piece of furniture. I would recommend Bruce to everyone.

Richard Lancaster, West Hollywood, CA
Thanks Mr. Bruce Porter from
FIBRENEW!
Mr. Porter was on time for our appointment, very professional,
I heard you could renew leather so I went on line to research. I found Fibrenew and thought I'd give it a try. Boy was I amazed at the wonderful job Bruce did! Not only does my leather car seat look like brand new, but the color is perfect. Bruce was wonderful to work with, the price was reasonable and he will followed up with other services I mentioned I needed.

I HIGHLY recommend Fibrenew! I will definitely tell all my friends about them and use their services again. Thanks Bruce!

Armida Santana
Century 21 Realtor


Armida Santana, Realtor, Century 21 Allstars, Pico Rivera

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FIBRENEW PASADENA & VICINITY CUSTOMER REVIEWS

5 Stars
“Some of my reviews on Yelp are about having a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.  Mitsubishi put this car out as a stripped down rally car but basically it is your mom's Lancer besides the things that make the car special (i.e. the motor/trans/drivetrain/suspension...).  These cars are kind of tricky and like all Mitsubishis, they are pretty much junk (...and I have owned 3 Mitsubishis with 2 more in the family).  In addition, Mitsubishi never warrantied EVOs properly, so when your car starts to fall apart, you have to get creative if you want to keep it looking nice (e.g. the CF wing, the Brembo brakes, and the steering wheel have all been issues for most owners).  One big weak spot on these cars is the Momo steering wheel. One other thing is that I am married and there is no chance my wife would allow me to drive around without an airbag.  If I was single, I would just pop a non OEM, non airbag steering wheel on my car and call it a day.  However, most people who have common sense would want to retain an airbag in case of an accident that would warrant one. As a result, I have this 2004 EVO and the steering wheel looks like a 10 year old steering wheel.  It was worn down from daily use and there was a big tear in the leather on the bottom.  I went around to some shops that do upholstery on cars and household items but no one felt like they could restore the damage and wear on my steering wheel.  Most businesses told me I should get a new steering wheel.  One day, while driving home from work, I saw the Fibrenew van and decided to call them up.  Bruce responded right away and knew exactly what I wanted.  In fact, he had worked on some pretty serious cars in the past (specifically that of a certain celebrity who wins at the collecting cars competition that you may have heard of). Within a couple days, Bruce came out and picked up my steering wheel.  In a couple more days he brought it back looking like new BUT feeling better than new.  Don't pass that last comment up.  The wheel before was leather but it was never soft and supple.  Now the wheel feels much more soft and supple more deserving of an M3 or some other fancy car that my EVO will never be.  So, not only does the wheel look perfect but it feels better than perfect!! I am really really happy with the result.  I will use Fibrenew for my future repairs to my upholstery of any kind. Here is a direct link to the website just in case it is not in the Yelp info: fibrenew.com/pasadena I also added before an after pics of the main damage to my steering wheel.  Basically, the bottom seam tore out.  Bruce made it look as if it had never happened.  Really good work!! I will also post updates after some daily driving and a couple track days to review wear and tear.”
- Jimmy Z.

Fibrenew Pasadena & Vicinity: Bruce Porter

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