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Upholstery repair

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by grey.skipper, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. grey.skipper

    grey.skipper Guest

    The driver's side panel cloth trim is badly worn-out. Could someone please recommend an upholstery repairer in the Manchester area. Thanks.
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  2. jibcl500

    jibcl500 Senior Member

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    Goto your local MB dealer you can buy this part for not much money and its easy to fit.

    jib
     
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    grey.skipper

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    Thanks for the reply.
    How much do you think it may cost?
    Are there any instructions on the internet how to replace the panel?
    Thanks.
     
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    For some reason £50 is in my head but I could be wrong. Once you have the part you will see how easy it is to fit, I think the seat belt bottom bolt has to be removed. The fabric trim seals on the doors also needs to be removed but not fully.

    jib
     
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    'B' pillar covering is approx £100 from MB
     
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    Whitenemesis, spot on! Spoke to a local merc specialist. That's what he quoted me for the part and on top of that a half an hour labour charge.
    I've got a dilemma now. I think for that money I probably could get an upholstery guy to retrim it (actually for that money I could get done both sides) but would it be as good? Any suggestions much appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    It all depends if your guy can get hold of a good match for the cloth IMHO.
     
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    And how he would fix the cloth and "loose" the join to the original panel?

    If it were mine I'd get the pukka panel..
     
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    Get a second hand panel.
     
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    Excellent suggestions! Thank you!
    Would it be tricky to replace the panel myself? Thanks.
     
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    Should just unclip from the pillar itself. Prise it off of you can get your fingers under it, may need some force but it will 'pop' off
     
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    Just want to see if I could get a second hand panel. Would someone please tell me if that part is the same for estate and saloon? Thanks
     

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