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159 ti seat repair?

Hi all
I've got a tear in the seat on my 159 ti and was wondering if anyone had experienced a similar thing and what the best plan might be to fix.
Is it possible to get a new piece to replace the damaged one or is a case of trying to get it fixed by a car upholsterer?
Here's what I've got:

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Hi Apparently this is quite common as this panel is vinyl not leather. Same thing happened on mine. Unless you want to spend a shed load of money there is no good fix. I did mine by poking some fabric behind the splits and evo sticking the vinyl to the fabric then using a leather repair kit from ebay to fill the gaps and match the color ish. Its not great but its better than it was and cost around £20 as apposed to £150+ for a proper repair.
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I had exactly the same issue. I took it to TFI motor trimemers in Exeter and they replace the panel and beading with genuine leather for £180. Should find a local trimmer to do the same for you.
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