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Old 08-14-2015, 09:30 AM   #1
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Upholstery Shops for Alcantara Repair



Are there any recommendations for upholstery shops in the GTA that can fix a BMW alcantara seat? My driver seatís bolster has a rip in it.

Iíve done some research and found a few shops people keep mentioning, but I am looking for first-hand experience from anyone who has repaired their alcantara seats (particularly for a tear). One thing I am concerned about is if a shop replaces the alcantara on the bolster, it may look out-of-place on a used seat.
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Old 08-14-2015, 12:53 PM   #2
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contact mike @ innovative auto interiors on markham road. he will have to take a look in person though.

stay away from TM customs. awful people, terrible workmanship!!
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Old 08-14-2015, 07:59 PM   #3
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Have you had any personal experiences with Innovative Auto? I do keep hearing good things about them though.
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Old 08-15-2015, 09:56 AM   #4
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yes they re-upholstered a headliner for me and did some work for a friend of mine. they also have professionals for re-doing seats etc. the challenge will be to find a matching colour but they have sample boards for comparison.
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Old 08-19-2015, 04:24 PM   #5
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Spoke with Innovative, unfortunately they are only open M-F and it is tough for me to get a day off to make the drive down.

TM Customs on the other hand is willing to work on a Sat, which works for me. Before I visit their shop, what was your experience with them to prompt a warning?
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Old 08-28-2015, 01:48 PM   #6
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where can I get a M-Steering wheel re-rap? Anyone, thanks.
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Old 08-29-2015, 04:35 PM   #7
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where can I get a M-Steering wheel re-rap? Anyone, thanks.
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Old 08-29-2015, 04:41 PM   #8
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FYI - I had my seat fixed at TM Customs (Tony is the owner) and just picked it up. They were really my only option as Tony agreed to do the job on a Saturday (I work M-F).

I cannot recommend him enough. The work is top-notch and his prices are more than reasonable. The seat looks as good as new and you cannot tell that a section of it was replaced (yes the stitching is OEM-like).

Give him a try for re-wrapping your steering wheel. Otherwise, I hear good things about Colby wheels.
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Old 09-01-2015, 01:34 PM   #9
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thanks very much
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Old 10-22-2015, 01:24 PM   #10
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i'm happy to hear it worked out for you with tony. it seems like as long as you have nothing to complain about it's all good. once they make a mistake and you have reason to complain he turns nasty. they completely f'd up a headliner re-upholstery and showed great lack of care installing the switches for the heated seats they installed in my previous car. next time i set foot in their store is with a lawyer...
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Old 10-22-2015, 04:20 PM   #11
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I'm sorry to hear that. It's odd given the complete contrast to my experience (then again, I went in for a much simpler job than you). Best of luck in sorting it out!
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