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Seats - retrimming

Discussion in 'Motors' started by merlin, 1 Mar 2006.

  1. merlin

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    I have a hole in one of my seats Observe.

    The alcantara (sp) wears thin because of the big "wings" on the seat. I can buy a swatch from Recaro to repair it but it'll only wear again so I thought I'd just look into getting the wings done in proper leather - the hard wearing stuff.

    Been quoted £450 + VAT to have both front seats done in a good quality automotive leather with a year wear warranty. The material part of the seat will stay as it is - just black or red leather on the outer bits.

    Ok price you think? And black leather or red leather?
     
  2. merlin

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  3. EddScott

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    Bit boogie nights there? ;)

    Seems a bit steep just for wear patches IMHO?

    Is that your car in the first pic? I thought it was white with red seats or have I missed something?
     
  4. merlin

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    I stole the pic :o Shame on me. :(

    Yeah just showing the work they do - nice and tidy, not my cuppa tea.
     
  5. D4VE

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    It sounds reasonable to me - if you bought 2 new leather seats it would cost a lot more.

    Shame to see such wear on a DC5 seat though :(
     
  6. L0rdMike

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    Have you got any pics of a white Teg with Red seats?
     
  7. merlin

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    DC2 and DC5 seats both wear too quickly. :(
     
  8. EddScott

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    If thats reasonable I'm in the wrong job :eek:

    Am I right in thinking that this £450+vat is for leather patches to be stitched to the high points of the seats?

    Not alot of material for your money?
     
  9. EddScott

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    IMO its not just in Hondas, I've looked at a couple of EVO7s recently and the seats in them looked badly worn for a car only a few years old (UK dealership cars too).

    More likely Recaro used cheap materials for OE applications to keep costs down.
     
  10. merlin

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  11. D4VE

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    I thought it was a total retrim of the entire seats in leather including restoring any bolsters if they need it...
     
  12. merlin

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    That's for the side bolsters - next to your legs, and the wings - around your rib cage, and all the way around the rear of the seat, and the head bit too, on both seats.

    Quite a bit of leather there, plus labour.
     
  13. DreXeL

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    Portable sun TBH.

    You don't own a DC5 atall.
     
  14. EddScott

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    AHHH, kind of making them like half-leater seats? Still a fair old chunk of cash but I imagine if its left and the hole gets worse its going to look bad.

    Thinking black leather on red material would look quite nice?
     
  15. Koncordski

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    Thats a lot of dosh for the half leather, you can get it done cheaper if you get some quotes, personally i'd just do the whole seat. Try asking these guys for a quote, they have very good people who do re-trims. http://www.dandycars.com/

    They are mx-5 bods but will do other work on request. :)