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Seat recovering / replacement

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Here is my dilema. The left side bolsters on the drivers seat of my MY99 Boxster are wearing through. The bolster on the seat back which gets hit by my belt and the bolster on the seat bottom. They are vinyl on the sides and leather in the middle. I have been to an upholstery shop that can do the work. They replaced my rear window earlier this year. They do good work.

For $275 they would sew in a new piece of vinyl on the seat bolster and the seat back. Another option is to replace the entire seat covering with new vinyl and reuse the center leather areas for $375. To repalce the entire seat covering with new leather and reuse the center leather areas would be $750.

I'm inclined to do the $375 option but have just been wondering if anyone knew what other peol=ple have done. And does anyone know where to get the seats from a salvaged/wreck car.

Thanks in advance,


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$375 doesn't sound bad, but I would repair/dye it myself. With a little bit of practice, the end result is like new. (Just don't use Leatherique, they are most expensive+worst quality - their leather conditioner is great though) This way you know you can renew it next time. Just my 2c.

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Thanks for the input. But that has already been done once by the previous owner. Now the vinyl on the seatback is peeling away. Looks awful! I need to address it before the backing tears and the foam gets damaged.

Byu the way, the seats are tan. If anyone out there is having their interior changed out and would like to sell their existing seat covers I could be interested.



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