changing recaro seat covers

Discussion in 'Interior and Audio' started by pritchardR27, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. pritchardR27

    pritchardR27

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    as title my have got hold of a set of the 200 ones which are yellow so will look good in the r27 so was wondering if anyone has changed theyrs and how hard is it?

    thanks
     
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  2. RichW

    RichW

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    I saw those for sale and was very tempted myself, didnt go for it for the same reasons your asking on this thread hehe.

    Good luck and keep us informed :wink:
     
  3. pritchardR27

    pritchardR27

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    i think ill have to take the backs of the seats of i think ill have a look in a bit
     
  4. N0ddie

    N0ddie Platinum Member

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    I assume these are the ones on eBay at the mo?

    Its only the seat bases that are for sale if its those ones your looking at though. You'd have half and half if you were to go for those.
     
  5. ken182

    ken182

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    I have had the seat base cover of mine and it just clips in. There is a plastic beading on the appolstery and on on the seat base it clips into. Needs 2 pairs if hands really but its not too bad. Not sure about the back part of seat though
     
  6. N0ddie

    N0ddie Platinum Member

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    Are the bases easy enough to change out? I won the pair that were on eBay for a bargain price for when the car is out of warranty and Renault wont fix 'em for free any more.
     
  7. RichW

    RichW

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    The complete base is easy to change - its held to the subframe with 4 bolts and thats it - i also have 2 of the 200 seat bases :wink:

    ..... shame i have a 197 then!
     
  8. Maz

    Maz Platinum Member

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    Rich, you could sell them to me please :wink:
     
  9. N0ddie

    N0ddie Platinum Member

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    Do you know how much these are from the dealers?
     
  10. DS197

    DS197 POTM Winner - June 2017 Paid Member

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    Apologies for the bump but I didn't want to start a duplicate thread. Does anyone know how easy it would be to put a set of leather covers on the recaros?
     
  11. Dmonk197

    Dmonk197 Paid Member

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    very easy if you pay someone to do it.
    Edge automotive in west Mid- are the best i think but expensive now as he is so busy... (i think je quoted me £700 per chair in leather)

    www.sfcar-trim.co.uk -based in Colchester had a quote from them for half leather and half alcantarna and they quoted me £750 for the pair.
     
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  12. Doogle

    Doogle Winner - POTM March 2018 Paid Member

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    I remember someone quoting Capital Seating for leather but not sure how much. Steve Murr on here will replace OEM coverings for a decent price too.
     
  13. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

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    So; potentially buy a cosmetically knackered pair of Recaro's and then stick some new leather covers on. Thats genius.

    I chose to go the other route and spend a good chunk on some nice leather seats.; then cover them up with with a nylon cover :oops:


    And it was possibly me who quoted Capital Seating's price for re-covering a pair of Recaro's in Leather.


    I can't remember exactly now - but it was a very fair price IMO. Between £600 and £700 all in from memory. Which is less than i paid recently and i would think the quality of workmanship from Capital would be excellent (Being the only (?) Recaro approved retrimmer in the UK).
     
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