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Old 06-16-2009, 10:45 AM   #1
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Sport seat side bolsters repair/recover

I searched, but can't find any specific info. Anyone repair rips or recover the side bolsters on sport seats? Is this something that can be DIY?
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:52 AM   #2
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Mine is coming apart right where the bolster meets the seat at the stitching. I think it's something that's better for an upholstery shop to take care of.
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:12 PM   #3
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Mine is coming apart right where the bolster meets the seat at the stitching. .
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:20 PM   #4
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Well is the leather wearing down? Or is the stitching starting to break apart to where you're seeing the foam behind it? If it's just leather care, Leatherique works really well on it, but if's stitching, you might need to get it re-upholstered, which isn't the cheapest thing in the planet, but it works
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I know that my local dealer offers a leather repair. They can repair blemishes, tears, dying or stitching easily. It's a service subcontracted to some other technician in SD, but they won't tell me who.
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:42 PM   #6
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I know that my local dealer offers a leather repair. They can repair blemishes, tears, dying or stitching easily. It's a service subcontracted to some other technician in SD, but they won't tell me who.
did they give you a quote? i need this done, but my damage is a tear on the side bolster on the seat itself(not the seat back), and its vinyl.
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did they give you a quote? i need this done, but my damage is a tear on the side bolster on the seat itself(not the seat back), and its vinyl.
I think it was about $150 per job.
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