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Old 22 October 2021, 15:34   #1
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What to do with seats?

Hi all
Thinking of winter project time
As you can see from the picture my Avon seat is getting tired especially the base.
Have any of you had a retrim of similar?
Or can I buy a new one?

I could get just the base covered but Iím worried it might not match

Interested in ideas?
Also anyone know a trimmer in East or West Midlands.

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Old 27 October 2021, 08:35   #2
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Ribstore do a seat upholstery service.

I don't know what the money is - prolly dollar - but they do it.
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Old 27 October 2021, 08:54   #3
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From that picture it doesn't look to bad and would likely be very expensive to replace looking the same. I use 303 products on my upholstery and tubes to clean, soften and protect from uv https://www.303products.com.au/product-range/marine

I would simply give them a clean up and use the seats until they become far more shabby.
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I found a boat upholsterer was 3 times the cost of an upholsterer I did need to supply my own stainless staples tho…..
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I think if you want to do it cheaper you either do it youself or get a normal upholsterer and ask them if they can work with marine vinyl and make suire that they put mesh on the back for draining. Even then it will be $
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This just popped up on my Facebook page, might be ok for patching.

https://www.onlyace.net/products/lea...wktpkt_bpXt2oA
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I think if you want to do it cheaper you either do it youself or get a normal upholsterer and ask them if they can work with marine vinyl and make suire that they put mesh on the back for draining. Even then it will be $
Thats a spot on comment re the mesh ,my current cushions from the us are with mesh ,however i am struggling to find said mesh for sale in uk for renewing my cushions /panels
anybody seen it or for sale or maybe a trade name please ?
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In my experience, a normal upholsterer would struggle (my mother was one). I would at least use an experienced vehicle upholsterer. And even then - my buddy had his bowrider re-upholstered by a chap on the IOW who was supposedly experienced with marine and pretty good. He had a car in the workshop that he'd just done in vinyl that looked pretty good.

The actual job was terrible.

High quality marine upholstery just isn't cheap - because the good people get a reputation pretty quickly and demand>supply.

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Thanks everyone
I spoke to Marine Trim (near Lichfield) on Friday, it seems that they were the original supplier of the seat so have all the patterns.
If your interested it would be £450 to retrim the whole seat and £210 for just the base cushion
After having a good look Iíve decided to get just the base done as the rest is not at all damaged just needs a good clean
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Ouch that is a lot of money (for me anyway)…

I have the same problem 2 bench seat cushions one bum one back that were once obviously very professionally done. Piping, different compartments for each bit of foam, different foam densities, lining, mesh on the back etc…

They are dying and I know it will be very expensive to replace.

One has developed a split - I am going to get white marine vinyl and make a piece the same size as that whole panel and glue it over. If I can patch a tube I can patch a seat. Of course I will get the correct glue.

The other ones zip has died. I am going to sew a new zip on there.

Right now the foam is out and in the airing cupboard to dry while I sort the covers.
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