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Thread: Seat tear - Repair (DIY / Shop) or Purchase used seats

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    Quote Originally Posted by holyc0w View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by nextelbuddy View Post
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    I've got about a 1cm tear in the outer driver's seat bolster and asked a repair place if they could fix it. The remarked it would cost $250 and could not be guaranteed to be a permanent fix. They suggested I speak with a local car re-upholstery guy who could replace the bolster panel.

    So I drove to the scary part of town, through the chainlink fence gate, down the gravel driveway to this craphole shack with several 1960-1970 cars outside in various states of repair. The grizzled old guy stepped out to meet me and grunted "nice, what year us she?" I said 2006 and he responded with "these modern european cars are a pain with all the specialized plastic clips and fittings. I could do some research and probably pull the cover, replace the torn section and put her back on. At least $350.".

    So what would you do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wisco View Post
    So what would you do?
    Find someone more familiar/that has recently worked on one of these modern European cars!
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    Limited choices in this small midwest college town, but you're probably right. Might have to look to Milwaukee or Chicago.
    "Scarlett" driven by Wisco (His)
    2005 BMW 330i Imola Red/Black Leather ZHP | 6MT
    MFactory 3.46 Helical LSD | Bilstein PSS | UUC Corsa TSE3

    "The Girl with No Name" driven by Mrs. Wisco (Hers)
    2006 BMW 330Ci Imola Red/Sand Beige Leather ZHP | 6MT
    Box Stock

    2007 e90 Black/Terra Leather SOLD
    2016 Honda Pilot (The family SUV)

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    Yeah, sounds like one of those experiences you regret later.

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    in SoCal, I had both seats done for $350 and $50 to dye them (at a shop the does all types od cars and is familiar with BMWs. $300 for one is high, but I get if you don't have a lot of options.

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