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Reupholster or replace?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by smurfless, Dec 2, 2013.

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    smurfless

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    Long story, Ol' Stiggy our '97 M3 sedan is showing some odd spots and tears and stuff. I mean, geez, you put 177k miles on a car and it starts wearing out?

    Anyway, any advice on whether it's worth having some panels replaced/reupholstered or do you suggest just getting something used and continuing standard leather care? Dove grey non-vader seats installed, the driver seat and the rear back definitely need attention.
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    charlson89

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    I would look into getting some used leather from another car. It can be very expensive to get reupholstered and most can not match the stitching I have seen some pretty bad jobs done.
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    MGarrison

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    Try Ebay or any local pic-n-pulls.
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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    First, take care of what you have; I recommend Bick's 4 lovingly rubbed into the leather. If you do want to re-upholster, just make sure you know a high-quality shop. At which point it may be cheaper to simply buy new panels and seats!
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    484912

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    just had my front drivers seat redone in my 325i one shop quoted $1,500.00 i looked around and found a whole in the wall shop that charged me $500.00 for new leather ,the seat looks brand new, great job, i find out that this guy does custom car interiors many are featured in hot rod magazine !!!!!

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