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Old 12-28-2005, 09:58 AM
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Front seat fixup question

The front seats on my '86 560 SEL are showing their age. There are cracks in the leather on both sides and the drivers side lumbar panel has a hole. I got a quote of $500 from a local shop to fix. This would include new leather and any spring/padding needed underneath, plus they will dye the leather to match the back seat color because of the age difference between the old and new leather. I have seen other work this shop had done and it has all been top quality. Does $500 seem like a fair price?
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Old 12-28-2005, 01:44 PM
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It sounds like a bargain actually. A good sign is if they have expensive or collectable cars in their shop that they are working on.
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Old 12-28-2005, 02:49 PM
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The front seats on my '86 560 SEL are showing their age. There are cracks in the leather on both sides and the drivers side lumbar panel has a hole. I got a quote of $500 from a local shop to fix. This would include new leather and any spring/padding needed underneath, plus they will dye the leather to match the back seat color because of the age difference between the old and new leather. I have seen other work this shop had done and it has all been top quality. Does $500 seem like a fair price?
Check out the post Leather Seat Covers for my experience, photo's and cost. I doubt that you can get Mercedes Leather for the quoted price.
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Old 12-28-2005, 04:57 PM
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raymr said: It sounds like a bargain actually. A good sign is if they have expensive or collectable cars in their shop that they are working on.
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They had an older Rolls in the shop the day I stopped by....their workmanship and materials used on the Rolls looked fine to me.
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Old 12-30-2005, 12:00 AM
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Sounds about right. You get what you pay for if it's done right, you only pay for it once. Any warranty offered by the shop?
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Old 12-30-2005, 09:57 AM
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pastmaster said: Any warranty offered by the shop?
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Yes.....it is a locally owned small shop that specializes in restorations, etc. They have an excellent reputation and have been in business here many years.
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