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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:32 pm    Post subject: Complete interior retrim - Recommendations needed Reply with quote

So i've been trying for a month now to get my car booked in for a complete interior retrim but it would appear that no one wants my money or business. I have tried 2 retrimmers that have a great reputation for quality but their communication has been seriously lacking or totally non existant.
I have even visited one and said i want to book it in now but he sent me away saying he'd send me a quote that evening, still nothing... last update from him after chasing was he was waiting for another potential client to confirm their booking and pay a desposit first, really? Hello, I'm here, begging to spend money with you and you're telling me to wait before you'll even send me a quote!!

So, any recommendations other than Design LS or MJ Interiors? In the south preferred but i'm willing to travel for quality if needed.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ade

that isnt the 1st time ive heard that problem

There are other trimmers that are in the SE that ive seen on line, but have no info to support their services

there are limited reviews via Google on the following but apart from being listed in Goggle, the usual caveat emptor applies to all of the following

http://www.auto-interiors.co.uk/
http://www.surreytrimming.co.uk/
http://www.lavishautomotive.co.uk/
http://tiggydesign.com/
http://surreycarinteriors.co.uk/
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My brother had a complete interior done on his 930 by

http://www.southboundtrimmers.com/ last year.

Top quality job but he had to book months in advance.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Porsche News wrote:
Ade

that isnt the 1st time ive heard that problem

There are other trimmers that are in the SE that ive seen on line, but have no info to support their services

there are limited reviews via Google on the following but apart from being listed in Goggle, the usual caveat emptor applies to all of the following

http://www.auto-interiors.co.uk/
http://www.surreytrimming.co.uk/
http://www.lavishautomotive.co.uk/
http://tiggydesign.com/
http://surreycarinteriors.co.uk/


Wow, some shocking websites there lol... A coule of good ones as well and fairly close to me so will be giving them a call / visit.. perfect, thanks Very Happy

I've also been recommended CSG Trimming in Southampton, anyone used these?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

m119cars wrote:
My brother had a complete interior done on his 930 by

http://www.southboundtrimmers.com/ last year.

Top quality job but he had to book months in advance.


Thanks bud, keen to get it done asap really... also only seems to have classics on his website.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ade, these guys have a very good rep on the south coast , and always have high end cars in when I pass .

http://www.kbaggstrimming.co.uk/

DesignLS are very good, but he is a one man band and I think he gets swamped with work sometimes . unfortunately these guys often become a victim of there own good rep.

keep us posted on progress Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
Ade, these guys have a very good rep on the south coast , and always have high end cars in when I pass .

http://www.kbaggstrimming.co.uk/

DesignLS are very good, but he is a one man band and I think he gets swamped with work sometimes . unfortunately these guys often become a victim of there own good rep.

keep us posted on progress Thumb


Cheers Phil, they look good also... added to the list to contact Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The good ones are always busy and take bookings quite a way in advance.

DesignLS - very good. I am having work done by Linas now, but left the items with him to fit in when he can. I know he is very busy with bookings and that reflects in some delay in responding. Someone else on here is shipping seats to him as well I noticed and I know he had a full vw transporter interior to do recently.

Southbound - also worth the wait having seen the finish on Mike's riv blue car, looks better than factory new.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

G2 wrote:
The good ones are always busy and take bookings quite a way in advance.

DesignLS - very good. I am having work done by Linas now, but left the items with him to fit in when he can. I know he is very busy with bookings and that reflects in some delay in responding. Someone else on here is shipping seats to him as well I noticed and I know he had a full vw transporter interior to do recently.


I don't mind waiting but i need a confirmed date, when i visited he told me he has a 2 week slot in Aug he could do it in... but, he still hasn't quoted despite promising to do so 3 times and refuses to book it in anyway and so far from the initial 'can i book it in please?' email it's been a month and i still don't even have a quote!
He seems like a top bloke and is workmanship is second to none but thats simply not enough and his reputation will suffer if he doesn't improve his communications!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This place is about 2 miles from where I live


http://www.b-trim.co.uk/

I know my neighbour has had a few bits done there Dont know
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had same issues with one of the above mentioned company's too Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AdeD wrote:
G2 wrote:
The good ones are always busy and take bookings quite a way in advance.

DesignLS - very good. I am having work done by Linas now, but left the items with him to fit in when he can. I know he is very busy with bookings and that reflects in some delay in responding. Someone else on here is shipping seats to him as well I noticed and I know he had a full vw transporter interior to do recently.


I don't mind waiting but i need a confirmed date, when i visited he told me he has a 2 week slot in Aug he could do it in... but, he still hasn't quoted despite promising to do so 3 times and refuses to book it in anyway and so far from the initial 'can i book it in please?' email it's been a month and i still don't even have a quote!
He seems like a top bloke and is workmanship is second to none but thats simply not enough and his reputation will suffer if he doesn't improve his communications!


Linas is currently doing some seats for me. I'm going to visit him tomorrow, if you want I can have a chat with him if you PM me your exact requirements.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Linas is currently doing some seats for me. I'm going to visit him tomorrow, if you want I can have a chat with him if you PM me your exact requirements.


He's had my requirements for some time now but thanks... Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bikeracer1098 wrote:
AdeD wrote:
G2 wrote:
The good ones are always busy and take bookings quite a way in advance.

DesignLS - very good. I am having work done by Linas now, but left the items with him to fit in when he can. I know he is very busy with bookings and that reflects in some delay in responding. Someone else on here is shipping seats to him as well I noticed and I know he had a full vw transporter interior to do recently.


I don't mind waiting but i need a confirmed date, when i visited he told me he has a 2 week slot in Aug he could do it in... but, he still hasn't quoted despite promising to do so 3 times and refuses to book it in anyway and so far from the initial 'can i book it in please?' email it's been a month and i still don't even have a quote!
He seems like a top bloke and is workmanship is second to none but thats simply not enough and his reputation will suffer if he doesn't improve his communications!


Linas is currently doing some seats for me. I'm going to visit him tomorrow, if you want I can have a chat with him if you PM me your exact requirements.


Rich, I would mention to him because Ade's not the first to say that this year and Linas is highly rated on this forum so he needs to be aware in general that the internet can be good for him and can also finish him as word of mouth now covers the whole country/world and negative reviews are there for ever and will still be haunting him in years to come. its never his work its always his communication that lets him down. So give him a heads up mate Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
Bikeracer1098 wrote:
AdeD wrote:
G2 wrote:
The good ones are always busy and take bookings quite a way in advance.

DesignLS - very good. I am having work done by Linas now, but left the items with him to fit in when he can. I know he is very busy with bookings and that reflects in some delay in responding. Someone else on here is shipping seats to him as well I noticed and I know he had a full vw transporter interior to do recently.


I don't mind waiting but i need a confirmed date, when i visited he told me he has a 2 week slot in Aug he could do it in... but, he still hasn't quoted despite promising to do so 3 times and refuses to book it in anyway and so far from the initial 'can i book it in please?' email it's been a month and i still don't even have a quote!
He seems like a top bloke and is workmanship is second to none but thats simply not enough and his reputation will suffer if he doesn't improve his communications!


Linas is currently doing some seats for me. I'm going to visit him tomorrow, if you want I can have a chat with him if you PM me your exact requirements.


Rich, I would mention to him because Ade's not the first to say that this year and Linas is highly rated on this forum so he needs to be aware in general that the internet can be good for him and can also finish him as word of mouth now covers the whole country/world and negative reviews are there for ever and will still be haunting him in years to come. its never his work its always his communication that lets him down. So give him a heads up mate Thumb

Phil right Linus needs to know, any work I've had done by him I've got quotes within a couple of days from him, his work is excellent and I'd hate for his good name to go downhill!! But I totally understand how frustrating it can be!!

On another note what trim and colour is the op going for??
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I contacted linas regarding having my armrest done wth the porsche crest logo and the reply back i got was, dont have enough cow skins in stock and looking in to purchase goat and camel skin as a substitute and mention the smell of the goat skin is abit strange compared to camel and cow skins, i thought f@@k me whats all this about?? Some kind of a wind up??? Any more kinds of skins ill be sitting in zoo/farm whilst driving and the 3D smell to go with it?? Not enough my car already smells of leather im having goats and camels conjuring up strange smells.

I said yeah thanks ill let you know about the substitutes, he seemed like a nice person to chat with thou !!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of retrim are you after? If it's back to stock then I would have thought it would be worth picking up a full interior of fleabay. Bound to be some nice ones out there from cars that have been written off. Question
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of retrim are you after? If it's back to stock then I would have thought it would be worth picking up a full interior of fleabay. Bound to be some nice ones out there from cars that have been written off. Question
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dream911 wrote:
What kind of retrim are you after? If it's back to stock then I would have thought it would be worth picking up a full interior of fleabay. Bound to be some nice ones out there from cars that have been written off. Question


I have the stock seats, it's more further enhancements.
I'm looking to have the contrast stitching changed to red throughout and a dash of alcantara here and there (lower dash, rear seat centers, door cards etc). Also the lower plastic covers around the boot release switches by the doors covered in leather and the black seat belts changed to red.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I unfortunately had a similar experience with Linas a few months ago so went elsewhere. No doubt his work is good, but his communication skills were pretty much non existent.
 
  
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