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ALCANTARA REPAIR

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3 AJ.X, May 22, 2009.

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    Now i've got a problem again! This time due to bad valeting service on my s3. The guys i gave the car to actualli damaged the blue alcantara on my driver seat, as previously it wasn't so healthy because of excessive use and no tlc on the seats, and now it just seems to be getting bigger. I just went to see the car at the mechanic who is sorting an engine issue with the car. But it seems it gotten bigger. Anyone know how i could repair it. I'll get some pictures up as soon as i get the car back, but for the time being can anyone help????
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    what is bigger? a hole or bald spot?
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    More details dude....

    If its bobbling you are on about, try shaving the seats (yea really) with a razor or an electric shaver.
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    take some 120 grit paper to them as well, bring it up nicely on my steering wheel.
    some decent shampoo (carpet/leather etc not head and shoulders) get the grime out, small brush is best to scrub away the **** then shave or sand
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    Yeah guys sorry for the lack of info. Yeah basically it was a small little tear which is now the size of a golf ball and now i know i really am in trouble, but i checked on ebay and found some alcantara the same colour as mine for £32 include vat which is about 2 metres worth and have had a quote to repair it only for labour £90. Is there anyway to just repair the fabric or any other way around it, or if anyone knows a seat repair specialist that they could recommend???
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    I would personaly get it repaired professionaly, as it will be done properly and that price it sounds good , than to be than driving around with a tear that will get worse and lookscruffy,
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    Yh the guy who said £90 works on reconditioning and repairing classic cars, and has a good reputation so i recon if i changed the fabric on the seat it would mean the car would look better any more importantly my seat would be like new. Since i have had the car i havnt really had a chance to show it off but, my time will come i hope.

    And just wanted to say one thing is this shaver blade thing for real??? And is it effective???
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    Spend the £90 and get it sorted properly dude, it will be worth it in the end
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    The shaver thing is for real i think, i have one at home electric thing that takes off bobbles on expensive wool jumpers that have bobbled and brings them up real good, same thing for thet seats i thinks, there are theads on it it iirc
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