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    Leather Quantity

    How much leather will I need for...

    a) a full retrim? (doorcards/rear quarters/front & rear seats)
    b) retrimming the centre sections of a half leather interior?

    for a mk4 coupe if that makes a difference

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    Thats cracked me up lol

    Why not visit a retrimming place get a quote and drop in the question, how much leather would be needed?

    Can't see how anyone could answer this really unless someones tackled their own retrim
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    If thats a serious answer Keith is that some sort of code saying I'd need about 3 hides?

    I intend on asking when I get a few quotes, but just thought I'd ask now and see if anyone knows.

    Considering leather is charged by the metre, I would have thought if someone's had a retrim done they would have an invoice/receipt showing they were charged for "X" amount, thats all... I'd want to know what exactly my £600-£700 was for if I'd splashed out on a retrim, I mean you wouldn't go to Vauxhall with a problem with your car, and just hand over however much money without getting a breakdown of what you're being charged for would you?!
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    It's an estimate Pete.

    I can't see why you'd want to change the 1/2 leather in to full leather though.
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    Leather comes of an animal be it cow, pig, goat, deer, chamois, kangaroo even - it's sold by hides and there in no way you can by it by the metre of a roll

    Cars like Aston Martins etc use about 9 top quality hides in the interior, which invariably comes from counties who don't use barb wire on farms so the leather is 100% scar free. The quality of the leather will dicate how much of it is actually useable, and thus how many you'd need

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    ok... so looking at this ad...

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SUPER-LUXURY-L...QQcmdZViewItem

    how many do you reckon? and is this a decent price per hide?
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    No idea, but considering the outlay of a leather retrim, I would leave it to a professional to decide on the quality of the hides, and whether it is suitable for car upholstery. I certainly wouldn't buy any from a small photo - I'd defo want to see it in the flesh (or hide)

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    OK then I'll have to email them and arrange a visit as its not far from me.
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    THEN - Glacier White 2.0Di Estate - 136bhp 1.6 Pineapple Yellow Mk3 - Flame Red 2.0Di Van - Chianti Red 1.8 Coupe - Star Silver 2.2 Zafira - Flame Red 2.2 Linea Rossa Coupe - Titan Gold 1.8 Coupe

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    Smile leather

    would you believe it, talked to four major Trimmer in Kent & London this week for a full leather retrim of my wife Astra Convertible

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