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Old    Jay (parkcityxj)      Join Date: Mar 2001       03-05-2003, 8:42 PM Reply   
The other day I was screwing around w/my boat and stepped on one of my bow seats and split a seam about 8" long. The stitching broke in between some of the stripes. I was really cold out, so the vinyl was hard.

Any idea what an upholstry shop usually charges for something like that? Nothing else ripped, just the stitching.
Old    Sandy Vandebult (sandbag)      Join Date: May 2002       03-06-2003, 6:33 AM Reply   
I paid about 65 bucks to have a bow cushion
redone.
They usually will take the whole cushion apart,
sew the seam them re-assemble the cushion.
You'll never see the damage as long as they
put it back together right. Make sure you use
a very reputable shop. My dealer fixed a seam
under warranty and the shop did a horrible job.
They sewed the seam up just fine. It was the re-assembly they screwed up royaly. It look like it
was put together by a child. I got a whole new sundeck from the factory though.
Old    JR Richard (jrichard)      Join Date: Aug 2001       03-06-2003, 8:17 AM Reply   
I have some split seams in my CC. On mine, the vinyl is torn and impossible to repair. The upholstry shop recommend by the dealer quoted $200 per seat bottom to fabricate and install new skins. I ended up buying the factory skins from the dealer ($125 or so per) to get a perfect match. I think the shop wants $75 each to install. I'm in the Bay Area...so the prices are probably higher than most of the country...

If the seam simply came apart w/o tearing the vinyl, then the cost would be close to the "install" price above...$75 per.

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