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Old 07-09-2019, 02:34 PM
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OEM leather Sports seat covers worn out!!! Purchased new set of "leather-like" covers from major online retailer, but wonder what I can expect to pay to have someone install them. Thanks!
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:46 PM
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Year? 3 hours per seat 1 hour per cushion 1 hour .for bladders. Should be considered minimum.. Rates are regional. The.condition of cushions may effect appearance and costs. They aren't terribly difficult to DIY you might search YouTube for video.
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Why not call a couple of auto upholstery shops in your area and ...... just ask them.
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Old 07-10-2019, 12:55 AM
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Do you have sport seats or std?
Did you get new foam?
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Was about $375 to have my bottom seats recovered.
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Old 07-10-2019, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Peabody View Post
Why not call a couple of auto upholstery shops in your area and ...... just ask them.
I live in a relatively rural area, but wanted to have a "ball park" idea before I start calling around. Thanks!
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Old 07-10-2019, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by 65Z01 View Post
Do you have sport seats or std? Did you get new foam?
Sports seats and did not get foam. Just got the car and didn't know enough to know if I needed new foam or not. The outer drivers side bolster is shot from entry and egress, but 1 shop said that they could replace it. Thanks!
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Old 07-10-2019, 08:40 PM
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I did mind myself and it wasn't that bad however it's a lot harder to get the wrinkles out of the leather like than real leather.
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Level of difficulty depends somewhat on year.

My '88 was a PITA to do the seat backs because the side bolster leather is folded back and stapled to the seat back before folding forward to attach to seat back leather.
My '89 just folds the back bolster leather around the seat back and then slides the entire seat back into the shell. Looks much simpler.

Doing my '88 had been so much "fun" that I bought a leather repair kit to repair the seat bolster and cracked leather in my '89 seats.

Anyway, good luck with the upholstery job, and enjoy your Vette.
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Im about to pull the trigger on new leather in my 35th Anniversary Edition and I have quotes from (3) installers that range from $475 to $500 (that includes replacing the foam)...
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I did my C4 and C5 myself, but I complete all of my maint and repairs.

Look for some online Videos, It's not that difficult.

The warmer the Fabric, the less wrinkles !!

But know you'll have a few scratches and a new vocabulary after, but same many $$ and great feeling of satisfaction
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One of the major vendors has a very good on-line vid on recovering our seats.
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