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Need new driver's seat upholstery

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Vehicle is a 2006 Sierra SLT X-cab with the dark grey "Rubbermade" interior.  The front seats have the leather seating surfaces, everything else is vinyl.  Front seats are the buckets with center console between. 


The driver's seat upholstery and padding are worn out, vinyl side piece on the outboard side is splitting open.  The rest of the interioir is like brand new, no one else ever rides in the truck. Since GMC doesn't offer the leather covers anymore, after-market seems to be the only choice.


I've looked around the web and checked prices and watched videos, and I'm leaning towards the covers and bottom padding from "The Seat Shop".  Prices seem fair, and it looks like it will match existing stuff OK.


Does anyone have experience with this vendor or would you care to recommend anyone else?  The alternative might be an entire seat from a junk yard, but I just don't have the time or inclination to shop around and dick with that, and still end up with 15-year-old upholstery.  I'd rather just install new covers and be done with it, and yes I have the ability to do that.  I've reupholstered airplane seats many times.  I intend to keep this truck at least another ten years.  Yeah, I can hear you laughing, but it could happen.




Thanks for any input.

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Have you talked with upholstery shops in your area?   I had a similar concern once with leather seats in the event they split bad enough, which they were beginning to show cracks on the driver side.  I was assured by them they could match anything.


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Yes, talked to two shops.....long story short, they buy the covers off the internet, add a certain percentage (which is fair) and charge two or three hours labor to install.  One shop even said they get their covers from The Seat Shop.  So I'll just do it myself.  Thanks for the comments.

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