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tinotavli
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PostSubject: Damage to seat   Damage to seat Icon_minitime1Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:16 am

Looking for some recommendations as to seat repair.
My neighbor’s cat got up under the cover and scratched up the seat.
It’s not terrible, but they are willing to cover the cost and I’m not trying to take advantage of that.

Other than replacing the seat or reupholstering, are there any suggestions?[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]


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lcjohnny
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PostSubject: Re: Damage to seat   Damage to seat Icon_minitime1Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:47 pm

tinotavil wrote:
My neighbor’s car got up under the cover and scratched up the seat

Was it a Jaguar?? Viva la Fiesta

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PJPR01
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PostSubject: Re: Damage to seat   Damage to seat Icon_minitime1Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:09 pm

Besides getting a new seat, I'd think that a reupholstering job would be as expensive as buying a seat.

Cheaper alternative would be to put a seat cover on it...of which there are several good options on the market.
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Oz1200Guzzi
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PostSubject: Re: Damage to seat   Damage to seat Icon_minitime1Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:14 pm

Try Moto-K in Greece - they do good covers at a good price. A few on this forum have these. Do yourself a favour, take it to be fitted by an upholsterer.
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eeyore
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PostSubject: Re: Damage to seat   Damage to seat Icon_minitime1Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:18 pm

Give it a wipe down with vinyl conditioner and go for a long ride. A bit of saddle time should see most of the marks disappear.

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antmanbee
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PostSubject: Re: Damage to seat   Damage to seat Icon_minitime1Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:46 pm

New seats from AF1 are pretty cheap.

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PostSubject: Re: Damage to seat   Damage to seat Icon_minitime1Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:59 pm

eeyore wrote:
Give it a wipe down with vinyl conditioner and go for a long ride. A bit of saddle time should see most of the marks disappear.

X2. If you want your neighbor to keep liking you, try to keep repair cost low. The way to have good neighbors, is to BE a good neighbor.

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PostSubject: Re: Damage to seat   Damage to seat Icon_minitime1Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:09 pm

Oz1200Guzzi wrote:
Try Moto-K in Greece - they do good covers at a good price. A few on this forum have these. Do yourself a favour, take it to be fitted by an upholsterer.

I second that. From memory it was only around $50 U.S. including shipping from Greece.

Clickey!

Note: Also fits 1200 seat.

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PostSubject: Re: Damage to seat   Damage to seat Icon_minitime1Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:02 am

Cat skin seat cover? Laughing

I'm a cat person so don't get all shitty with me.....
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voulga77
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PostSubject: Re: Damage to seat   Damage to seat Icon_minitime1Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:42 am

Oz1200Guzzi wrote:
Try Moto-K in Greece - they do good covers at a good price. A few on this forum have these. Do yourself a favour, take it to be fitted by an upholsterer.

I'm impressed you know MotoOk!

They actually do good quality stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Damage to seat   Damage to seat Icon_minitime1Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:25 am

I almost bought the Moto K cover but ended up just buying the new seat from AF1. Those are both really good choices
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PostSubject: Re: Damage to seat   Damage to seat Icon_minitime1Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:55 pm

Beware. Don't do what Mr Bob did - leave a bottle of water on the seat in the spring morning sun - he was altered when he caught sight of a rising wisp of smoke - the water acted as a magnifying glass and burnt a spot into the seat vinyl, just where he sits. Caught it before it all went up in flame, or burnt all the way through.
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