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I am considering re-covering my buckets and would like to know how difficult or easy it is. My local guy wants $75 per seat to do the job but it looks fairly easy.

Any suggestions or experience with it?
 

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Pay him. It looks easy but unless you've dabbled in upholstery, you have no idea. THe material has to be stretched and countless other things that i dont even know of. $150 for the pair is cheap, ask some of the other guys here.
 

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75. each seat is o.k.
figure;
each seat has 2 parts,
a backrest &
a cush

to remove the old upholstery,
then repair the padding & springs
then install the new upholstery,
on the cush, then repeat prossess
for the backrest,
thats about 3/4 hour + ea.unit
3/4 hour cush
3/4 hour
backrest
thats
a 1 1/2 hours


thats about 3 hours shop labor
at 50./ hour

o.k. if the guy has a buisness.
but,what if he works out of his house?
 

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$75.00?!? It cost me $600.00 to have my two buckets redone in 1997 and THAT was the average price here in Central Jersey....300 bucks a seat! That was with the shop supplying the material.
 
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