thanks im assuming ebay would be the ideal place to find a seat?Since you have the striped pattern, I'd be afraid to try bleach. Its one thing to re-color the solid shades on the bolsters, that's been done before, but its going to be the center sections that are going to be the issue. I washed a set of seat covers a LONG time ago, no bleach, just ordinary laundry detergent, and they came out ok EXCEPT that the stripes were worn away and faded rather unevenly. I spent HOURS with some fine tipped permanent markers trying to carefully doctor up the faded and worn stripes on the driver seat. I wasn't happy with the results, 10 footers at best, and wouldn't try that again. Your stripes are already worn where people have sat and rubbed their butts and I'd be afraid any bleach would just make it worse. Luckily for me, one of our members came through with another set of seat covers in far better shape and I just threw out the failed permanent marker experiment. I think once the striped pattern is gone, their gone. Your passenger seat might can be saved, but the driver seat looks like much of the striped pattern is already worn away. There's actually missing fabric there. It's not just faded. Maybe find another passenger seat which will have far less wear and tear, wash that cover and swap it over to your driver seat.