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nigel99
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easto wrote:
Keen to see how this turns out! And if decent where he's based


+1

I assume you car is Basalt?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I quite like the carbon on my seat backs Very Happy Very Happy

Best seats ever Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you right to go metallic black it does IMO look more OE . keen to see the finished job.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I skimmed through the thread but check these guys out for Porsche back seats:

https://rpmtechnik.co.uk/servicing/sport-seat-finishing/
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right guys here is the update.
First off it is not an easy job, I can see why many shops don't want to tackle this, secondly, I had thought that the vinyl would cover up some of the scratches and bumps to some extent, however, it does not! They can still be seen through the vinyl.
From a distance you can't see any imperfections, but once you get up close and personal then you can see the previous scratches, which is no big deal as they are mostly on the lower portion of the seat backs.
It's an improvement for sure and if your seats are perfect then it's possibly worth doing.
He only managed to finish one seat and he will finish the other tomorrow.
Here are some pics I will get some better ones tomorrow when I pick the car up!
 



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a great note Nick about the imperfections showing through . So for me it would have to be a livery look to hide them either gulf or martini or get them. painted . Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
That's a great note Nick about the imperfections showing through . So for me it would have to be a livery look to hide them either gulf or martini or get them. painted . Thumb

Yeah Phil, I think if there are multiple layers then they might not be so visible. I wanted to give it a try and see how it came out, in the worse case some time in the future I'll pull the seat backs out & get them hydro dipped, for now though it improves the look Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nikos525 wrote:
Phil 997 wrote:
That's a great note Nick about the imperfections showing through . So for me it would have to be a livery look to hide them either gulf or martini or get them. painted . Thumb

Yeah Phil, I think if there are multiple layers then they might not be so visible. I wanted to give it a try and see how it came out, in the worse case some time in the future I'll pull the seat backs out & get them hydro dipped, for now though it improves the look Very Happy


They look decent enough to me.
My backs are in very good condition.

One thing I did wonder about vinyl and hydro dip - do you need to cut the vinyl on the airbag part - I assume the airbag would pinch through the wrap if they did it in one section..

Where is this place?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easto wrote:
nikos525 wrote:
Phil 997 wrote:
That's a great note Nick about the imperfections showing through . So for me it would have to be a livery look to hide them either gulf or martini or get them. painted . Thumb

Yeah Phil, I think if there are multiple layers then they might not be so visible. I wanted to give it a try and see how it came out, in the worse case some time in the future I'll pull the seat backs out & get them hydro dipped, for now though it improves the look Very Happy


They look decent enough to me.
My backs are in very good condition.

One thing I did wonder about vinyl and hydro dip - do you need to cut the vinyl on the airbag part - I assume the airbag would pinch through the wrap if they did it in one section..

Where is this place?

Easto, as far as the wrap is concerned he cut the vinyl so the airbag could deploy, if needed, as far as hydro-dipping I would assume that they would do the same.
I didn't have this done in the UK I posted this for other members to see the results of getting your seat backs wrapped. I only paid 80 Euro for both seats, that's why I didn't really care if they didn't come out 100%, but surprisingly they came out better than expected!
I'll get some more pics up when I get some time.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok - thanks for info...
That's a decent price.
I can't fault you for trying it - at that I would have them done in white just to protect them from the kids shoes and remove when / if selling
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nikos525 wrote:
Easto wrote:
nikos525 wrote:
Phil 997 wrote:
That's a great note Nick about the imperfections showing through . So for me it would have to be a livery look to hide them either gulf or martini or get them. painted . Thumb

Yeah Phil, I think if there are multiple layers then they might not be so visible. I wanted to give it a try and see how it came out, in the worse case some time in the future I'll pull the seat backs out & get them hydro dipped, for now though it improves the look Very Happy


They look decent enough to me.
My backs are in very good condition.

One thing I did wonder about vinyl and hydro dip - do you need to cut the vinyl on the airbag part - I assume the airbag would pinch through the wrap if they did it in one section..

Where is this place?

Easto, as far as the wrap is concerned he cut the vinyl so the airbag could deploy, if needed, as far as hydro-dipping I would assume that they would do the same.
I didn't have this done in the UK I posted this for other members to see the results of getting your seat backs wrapped. I only paid 80 Euro for both seats, that's why I didn't really care if they didn't come out 100%, but surprisingly they came out better than expected!
I'll get some more pics up when I get some time.



For 80 euro you cant complain
Ive had some wraps applied it the past to various cars you could try and wet and dry any imperfections out before the wrap is applied ive even added a small amout of stopper filler to one point prior to a wrap on a small dent on a trim piece
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they look really good.
Bargain for 80 euros I reckon.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jags320i wrote:
I skimmed through the thread but check these guys out for Porsche back seats:

https://rpmtechnik.co.uk/servicing/sport-seat-finishing/


I spoke to RPM about this, the workshop manager said I'd be looking at around £700 for both seat backs painted. The £150+VAT is only to paint the seat backs, the work to get them out, then put them back in again is separate and charged by the hour, and is clearly lengthy.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still love mine! Wicked did a great job!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easto, see me for wrapping Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Still love mine! Wicked did a great job!

Those are stunning Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nikos525 wrote:
silvermilnec wrote:
Still love mine! Wicked did a great job!

Those are stunning Thumb


Cheers, it’s a high gloss finish. I normally like a Light cabin but the gloss really lifts it. I got the facial of the steering wheel done in soft basalt, you can’t really see the basalt just looks matt black but it feels damn soft!
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