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Old 02-29-2008, 11:35 AM   #1
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replacement seat cover

Hey all!

Anyone know what a replacement leather seat cover would cost? Likely would have to come from the stealership; if they still make them. I'm just wondering if it's cheaper to replace the cover; rather than try & repair it with leatherique or something like that.

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Old 02-29-2008, 01:18 PM   #2
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cost = arm + leg
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know somebody with a heavy duty sewing machine?
Take the old cover off, remove the stitching, and use the old pieces as a new template. Buy new leather, cut it out, sew it up, put back on seat. New seat covers for a fraction of the cost from the dealer...

the catch is you gotta know someone who can sew, and well.
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:41 AM   #4
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You could also take your car to an upholsterer and have them repair the seat for you. A good upholsterer will be able to match the leather perfectly and will make the seat look as good as new again for a small fraction of the cost of buying a replacement at a dealership.
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Old 03-02-2008, 05:04 PM   #5
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^^^

I think that's going to be my plan of action. It's only the piece on the side bolster that's bad so hopefully I can find someone who can just replace that portion. Either that or the search is on for another silbergrau driver's seat...
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:00 PM   #6
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just for a quick update for anyone interested...

checked out a couple of local upholstery shops in the area & it was a common answer. True leather is about $100 a linear foot in materials alone; and to replace the side bolster area with correct top-stitching would range anywhere from $140-180. And No shop would guarantee perfect colour match. Oy!

Anyone got a Dove seat with a good back for sale?
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:57 PM   #7
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Time to start saving up for vaders or a nice sport cloth interior.
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:23 AM   #8
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pfft... who would ever want boring old sport cloth... kidding....

Actually I saw a set of vaders on bf.c that weren't much more than the shops wanted to fix my bolster! I just don't know how insane the shipping would be.
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