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seat recovering/painting rims

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by 90siTuner, Apr 8, 2006.

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    90siTuner Senior Member

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    how much does it usually cost to recover seats in leather jus two fronts (even tho i hate leather) and actually what other ish could i get seats recovered in with the exception of suede and gucci patterns. i was thinkin of neoprene breathable smooth and waterproof? any suggestion are appreciated. and feel free to call my idea crap as long as you have a reason.

    part 2. painting rims any tips and/or suggestions
     
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    wait do you have the si seats with SI stitched into them. my buddy has been looking to buy those forever
     
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    90siTuner Senior Member

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    i wish. i dont have a civic anymore. i have a teg (almost) and have some spare seats i was gonna do up. sorry to get your hopes up or... his
     
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    with rims the only proper way is a good stripping/blasing then either powder coat or spray with endura paint
     
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    That what i figured but i wanted to double check before i ended up with crap. these aregonna be my winter rims so about how often am i gona have to repaint them if i use the endura paint?


    and i've checked out katzkin but i didnt know anyone that had em and some of the pics on the site looked kinda saggy. Have you used em or know someone who has?
     
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    you can use lots of materials to re-cover your seats. I have saw Neoprene used before, and if done correctly, looked good, but I'm not sure on durability. I would suggest a tweed, or some other thick heavyweight material, that can stand up to some abuse. Ihave the vinyl, that looks like leather in my truck, and it's coming apart after 2 years of use. I've seen tweed last as long as 10 years or more.
     
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    i see.... [​IMG]

    im looking for all around performance. ideally i want waterproof and stain resistant with a somewhat decent feel
     
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    endura is used on my trail rigs and last for years the shit is rock hard
     
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    good to know

    thanks
     
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    Nope, sorry. I've only seen pictures. I do know a place in Houston called "Stitches" that did a great job on some of my stuff before though.
     
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    houston is a lil far from CT
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Nah, just a 2 hour drive. :)

    If you want pro looking seats though, take them to a pro.
     
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