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Old 02-06-2018, 06:32 PM
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I'm about to do some interior upgrades on my 2013 Grand Sport. The usual stuff, center and door armrests, shifter **** and boot, brake handle and boot.

I'm wondering what everyone's thoughts are in regards to which direction to go. The prices between the two vendors are pretty comparable, but not seeing the products in person or dealing with either, I'd like to get some feedback from you all out there.

I'm also still up in the air between sticking with leather or switching to alcantara, so any opinions/feedback on that is welcome, as well.

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Old 02-06-2018, 07:24 PM
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Back in the day, I would have recommended Gerardo from DSV. I bought a beautifully made D wheel from him. It's been a long time since I've heard or read anything about DownSouth Vettes.
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I haven't heard from DSV either. APSIS looks like they still have excellent options.
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I have oem alcantara in my CE GS. I like it, I think it makes the interior a bit sportier and youthful. It' not as easy to clean as leather because it has some nap.nap . o it, so that' something to think about if you eat in the car or have drinks.
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Gerardo and DSV haven't been posting on CF for quite some time as said above. Vette Candy and Sergio have been doing the work but recently severed the relationship w. DSV. They gave a number for DSV but one CF member called and got no return call.
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Very pleased with my stuff from both places.
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You can still get DSV products. RPI and The Double A sell their stuff. Basically DSV aren’t sponsors here anymore and do not operate through their own website. Third party type stuff. In 2017 I bought , e brake boot, shift boot, and center console lid from them. However for some reason when they sent the e brake boot it was a different leather than the shift boot. Not enough to really matter to me but it’s noticeable to me. Not sure if they use whatever leather is in stock or what. Just food for thought.
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Thanks for good update info on DSV.
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Originally Posted by C5Brian View Post
I'm about to do some interior upgrades on my 2013 Grand Sport. The usual stuff, center and door armrests, shifter **** and boot, brake handle and boot.

I'm wondering what everyone's thoughts are in regards to which direction to go. The prices between the two vendors are pretty comparable, but not seeing the products in person or dealing with either, I'd like to get some feedback from you all out there.

I'm also still up in the air between sticking with leather or switching to alcantara, so any opinions/feedback on that is welcome, as well.

Thanks, in advance!


Good afternoon,

My name is Sergio Flores with Vette Candy. Yes, we separated from DSV but still in business doing some Vinyl work for some other lines.

I am working with leather now and will get back to work with Corvette. Please email me to [email protected] or call me at (956)543-8228 for more info.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Best Regards to all!
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Good afternoon,

My name is Sergio Flores with Vette Candy. Yes, we separated from DSV but still in business doing some Vinyl work for some other lines.

I am working with leather now and will get back to work with Corvette. Please email me to [email protected] or call me at (956)543-8228 for more info.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Best Regards to all!
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Ive had better customer service with ASPIS.

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I'm about to do some interior upgrades on my 2013 Grand Sport. The usual stuff, center and door armrests, shifter **** and boot, brake handle and boot.
At your service: https://www.redlinegoods.com/C6shiftboot.php

As for your Alcantara concerns:
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I'm also still up in the air between sticking with leather or switching to alcantara, so any opinions/feedback on that is welcome, as well.
As someone above already said - Alcantara looks and feels really great but is much more difficult to maintain. You need to pay attention to keep your hands clean, otherwise it will get shiny and sticky.

Should you have any more questions, do not hesitate to ask. I'm here to help


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I would go with leather and APSIS.
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I have heard the underlined before and believe it to be true.

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At your service: https://www.redlinegoods.com/C6shiftboot.php

As for your Alcantara concerns:As someone above already said - Alcantara looks and feels really great but is much more difficult to maintain. You need to pay attention to keep your hands clean, otherwise it will get shiny and sticky.

Should you have any more questions, do not hesitate to ask. I'm here to help :-)


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Been a few threads on this subject. DVS is done as well as DDmods it seems.

Of course, I am budget minded so purchase my leather from sources like redlinegoods, jfcustoms and interior innovation. the quality is excellent.

I did buy a set of elbow savers from Apsis and they are pretty nice.

Lot's of options.
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This is all great information, so thank you to all of those that have taken the time to respond!

Looks like I'm going to go with Jersey at Apsis. Still trying to decide on whether to do leather or alcantara, though. He says his alcantara is of a MUCH higher quality that what we see in OEM Corvettes, so that is currently keeping it in the running as option.

Keep the responses coming if you have any additional insight, information or experience!
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Even the "cheap" Alcantara is easy to clean. A damp cotton Terry towel, lightly rub it. Pulls dirt/oil/junk out real easy.

Also keep in mind, Alcantara is very cheap to make. There's not a ton of quality difference in the real stuff, imitation, expensive, oem, all that sort of stuff.
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If Sergio is back I would keep that option in mind. He does excellent work. Had my two tone leather done in 08 and it still looks new. Great quality and craftsmanship.
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He says his alcantara is of a MUCH higher quality that what we see in OEM Corvettes
FWIW there's no such thing as "HIS" Alcantara. There's only one Alcantara - it's a registered trademark - property of Alcantara S.p.A. from Italy: https://www.alcantara.com/en/index.do. Everything else is an imitation so shouldn't even be called "Alcantara" - sometimes really good imitation, I admit, but sometimes sh*tty as f*ck fake...


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If Sergio is back I would keep that option in mind. He does excellent work. Had my two tone leather done in 08 and it still looks new. Great quality and craftsmanship.
sure was hoping that Sergio would have been back, but not so certain.................

sent him an email at the address provided above with NO response, and a voicemail message left with NO response...

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