Then I went to supercheap auto and bought a black gear boot with red stitching to match the seats. I had wanted leather, but since Alfa decided PVC vinyl the material of choice, I went with that too (yeah right! Couldn't have spent $2 more and matched the seats could they?). I on the other hand didn't have time to shop around today. What I will do is try find an upholsterer and source a good quality piece of soft leather and have it trimmed with red stitching to eventually swap this out.
Now, I just realised I forgot - i should have taken a shot of underside and how the boot clips in, but I didn't (i apologise).
The boot is held in by a square C-sectioned plastic trim. This unclips, and the boot simply is removed. The new boot is essentially spread over the hole, and the trim clicks back in to hold the vinyl in place.
What you find is that there are small holes made in the boot for the pins that hold the C-sectioned trim in place. I had to carefully hold the new boot in place and stretch it, and once stretched I could feel the pins trying to push through - using a Stanley knife I gently touched the tip of the pins and let them through the vinyl, this allowed the plastic pins to show through the boot, and the trim to locate itself back into place correctly (if you are attempting this install, when you get the fascia off you'll easily see what I mean).
Lastly, the boot I got had a steel spring stitched into the bottom, to make the boot gather. I got some snips and simply cut the spring without unstitching anything. This allowed me to spread the boot out enough to cover the entire hole.
And here's the finished product - certainly does make it look finished.
Last edited by OziGTV; 30-08-15 at 12:05.