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Lakenut

Seat skins

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Lakenut

I am in need of new skins for my seat bottoms on my 01 SSLXI.  I have 1 at a local shop to see how they do....so far not too thrilled as they are expensive and way past delivery date.

Suggestions? Anyone out there making replacement skins?

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formulaben

Copycat Upholstery did my aft corner seats and my lockers.  You remove your old skins and ship them to them, they use the old ones as a template and create news ones from either the current vinyl (to match) or whatever custom vinyl you want.  You can get a quote online right now, just send pictures of your skins with basic dimensions and you'll get a quote!  The match was about as perfect as I can tell...stitching is a bit wider and has a couple jogs but other than that it is perfect.  You can choose to reinstall or have it installed by a local upholstery shop.  In addition to the quote there will be shipping costs both ways.  I am very happy with the result.

Side note: if you go this route invest in a staple remover; they are cheap and are worth the $5.  Also, if you have them installed locally make damn sure they use stainless staples.

http://www.copycatupholstery.com/

 

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h2oratJR

Gabriel Garcia  He has done a bunch of skins for members 

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23LSVOwner
11 hours ago, h2oratJR said:

Gabriel Garcia  He has done a bunch of skins for members 

With high praise IIRC.

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boardjnky4

I used Viper Customs out of Tennessee. Super thrilled with the work they did.

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wienrdog

h20ratJR - do you have any way to reach Gabriel? 

I've searched for Gabriel's contact info, but can't find any older threads with it. 

It's finally time to replace a few skins in my '01.  

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h2oratJR

‭+1 (209) 564-6203‬

2870 Tenaya Drive
Merced CA 95340
United States

 

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Nitrousbird

Be very picky about whomever you choose.  There are a lot of hack job shops out there doing vinyl work and it is very obvious on who can/can not do quality, OEM looking work.

Gabriel Garcia is the new "Chee" from what I read, which is a good thing.  I've seen a few of Viper Custom's work posted up here and it looks top notch...I'd consider towing my boat several hours to them to get it done right (or more likely just stripping my whole interior and sending it to them freight).  Fortunately I'm not in the need for that.

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Wfraser

Gabriel Garcia 

[email protected]

3020 Apron Ave, Atwater, CA 95301

(209) 564-6203

 

Garbriel did my rear sunpad on my 2003 VLX. He did an amazing job. I highly recommend his work.

 

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95echelon
On 8/3/2018 at 1:01 AM, Wfraser said:

I will email him but i was going to get all of my seat bottoms done. Someone told me to budget $150 a seat for a VLX. Do you think that is about right?

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wdr

I have seen some work from Viper Customs out of Knoxville and can attest to the very good workmanship from them. I will be calling them the end of next year for my own update.

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Chris_B
On 8/7/2018 at 2:03 PM, 95echelon said:

I will email him but i was going to get all of my seat bottoms done. Someone told me to budget $150 a seat for a VLX. Do you think that is about right?

IIRC, Gabriel quoted me $150 for each seat bottom skin and an additional $100 + shipping if I wanted him to install (I'd mail him the HDPE and he'd install and mail back).

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95echelon

That phone number is right, but his new email is [email protected] and he has a Facebook now at http://facebook.com/gabesupholstery

he seems to have some existing patterns as he is doing mine without me sending my old skins back. 

Hope this helps. 

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Woodhead

This email comes back as a invalid email. /\ /\

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95echelon
10 hours ago, Woodhead said:

This email comes back as a invalid email. /\ /\

Got an email from him a month ago... copied right out of gmail: [email protected]

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