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Old 01-12-2010, 07:50 PM   #1
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I've got my New Upholstery ,and I was wondering how hard it would be to do it myself.Or would it be easier to have it done by an expert,
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:48 PM   #2
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Easier to have it done by an expert ... cheaper and more satisfying to do it yourself. It really isn't too difficult a job if you take your time and have a good set of hogring pliers. Make certain to use new foam and burlap to make them comfy and good looking. I've done four sets and had to learn by just doing it.
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:53 AM   #3
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I say do it yourself. Just wait for a warm day or do it in a heated space. It will be much easier to manipulate the material.
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:31 AM   #4
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you'll be cursing all the way to dinner with the hogrings, but you can do that on your own. you'll need an upholsterer if you design and cut your own seat covers. but of the aftermarket stuff just give it a go
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:21 PM   #5
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OK thanks I think I will give it a try myself . I'll just take it slow an easy.
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:30 PM   #6
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Make sure you buy a set of hog ring pliers to put on the hog rings. They don't cost alot but are worth every penny. You'll be amazed at the job you'll do. However, your hands will be mighty sore after you finish. Not sore enough to prevent you from holding a nice cold beer, but sore none the less.
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