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Help Has anyone ever used one of these?

Saw these on ebay...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RED-STITCH...4AAOSwiwVWTJJT

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RED-STITCH...AAAOSwo6lWJ1Jl

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BLACK-STIT...3D351556355241

Anyone ever used any of them? And if you have, are they any good?
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I have not seen these before and would be interested to see them in situ.

The fact that you have to glue them over the originals is a little off putting.
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Looks a bit chavtastic. Id only fit it if the original part underneath was badly damaged
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Looks a bit chavtastic. Id only fit it if the original part underneath was badly damaged
Yeah pretty much agree.The leather quality looks a bit poor on the armrest,even has a stain - and thats the advertisement pic.Also the stitching is all photoshopped,so what it actually looks like irl is anyones guess.Would be interested in a review if anyone takes the plunge.
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Yeah pretty much agree.The leather quality looks a bit poor on the armrest,even has a stain - and thats the advertisement pic.Also the stitching is all photoshopped,so what it actually looks like irl is anyones guess.Would be interested in a review if anyone takes the plunge.
They make them with almost any colour stitching you can think off so I am guessing they have photoshopped the picture to illustrate the colours they do. I have an old centre console and old arm rest that are quite shabby so I might try the arm rest cover as it isn't that expensive and see how it is then maybe try the centre console if it is any good. Not sure about it being chavvy... I thought leather would look better than plastic but all depends on the quality.
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The firm that does these also does some stuff for "classic cars". I have a Triumph Vitesse and they do a dash top cover and door cards in the same style. I often wonder what the quality/fit would be like.
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The firm that does these also does some stuff for "classic cars". I have a Triumph Vitesse and they do a dash top cover and door cards in the same style. I often wonder what the quality/fit would be like.
I think I'm going to have to get the arm rest cover just to see what the finish and quality is like.

I used to have a 68 2.0 Vitesse in old English white; none of the door locks worked so I had to leave the quarter light open and let myself in that way, heater never worked so when it was cold I had to roll back the carpet and lift up the transmission tunnel to get heat off he engine blowing through the car but still a great car to own and drive. In fact one of the few cars I would consider selling my GTV to buy.
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Noted. I took mine off and Plasti-dipped it. Thing is it has already marked since. The Plasti-dip (deliberate I think) does not stay attached that well.
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I think I'm going to have to get the arm rest cover just to see what the finish and quality is like.
Did you ever try to put the leather cover on the arm rest.

I have an old center console that has some scatches and marks and I am considering to try to buy a leather cover.
Therefore it would be nice to have some knowledge sharing regarding the quality.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BLACK-STIT...3D231757523670
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Did you ever try to put the leather cover on the arm rest.

I have an old center console that has some scatches and marks and I am considering to try to buy a leather cover.
Therefore it would be nice to have some knowledge sharing regarding the quality.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BLACK-STIT...3D231757523670
Sorry but I never got round to it. It is still on my jobs to do list but never seems to get to the top of the list.
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Arm rest cover looks pretty good. Got mine in white stitching to go with my new leather Gear and Handbrake boots. Tried the sun visor one's and they didn't fit at all. Leather is poor quality so I think only ok for small surface area's. To cover the whole tunnel console and make it look like a professional job I think would be very challenging but would love to see someone's effort !
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Arm rest cover looks pretty good. Got mine in white stitching to go with my new leather Gear and Handbrake boots. Tried the sun visor one's and they didn't fit at all. Leather is poor quality so I think only ok for small surface area's. To cover the whole tunnel console and make it look like a professional job I think would be very challenging but would love to see someone's effort !
Where did you get the handbrake and gear boots from? Partsworld have originals for 50 but I've seen them as cheap as 15 on eBay so interested to know how they compare.
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I got them from the Alfisiti website. Expensive (70Euro) but top quality leather. It was with Silver stitching. The armrest cover was poor in comparison but actually looks ok (and original) once fitted. You have to fit and glue yourself so lot of its down to your DIY skills.
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Where did you get the handbrake and gear boots from? Partsworld have originals for 50 but I've seen them as cheap as 15 on eBay so interested to know how they compare.
Some years ago I bought handbreak and gear stick gaither from The Tuning-Shop.

The leather quality was fine and gaithers also fits perfect

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/THE-TUNING-...=p4634.c0.m322
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I tried to get new gaiters for my 156 from these exact people. Nothing but hassle! Steer well clear! They messed up the order - twice, claimed I never sent parts back and refused to give refund. Luckily I paid with PayPal and had proof of posting. They are rubbish!
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I have finally bought a Center Console Skin Cover and it was delivered today.
I made a quick check if it would fit to my spare console but it seems the skin cover is mirrored.
The cut out for the handbrake is where the ashtray is and vice versa.

My first though was that there was a difference between a RHD car and a LHD car but if I look at pictures of a RHD car it is the same console as for a LHD car.
I have now contacted the seller (J-F Customs) and let's see what feedback they will return.

If it is a generic problem I will return the item a get a refund
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I have used them for a few of my cars and most recently for the spider as the gear gaitor was very tatty as was the armrest. I have fitted the covers to the armrest, gear gaitor and handbrake gaitor and they are of a good quality leather.
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I have finally bought a Center Console Skin Cover and it was delivered today.
I made a quick check if it would fit to my spare console but it seems the skin cover is mirrored.
The cut out for the handbrake is where the ashtray is and vice versa.

My first though was that there was a difference between a RHD car and a LHD car but if I look at pictures of a RHD car it is the same console as for a LHD car.
I have now contacted the seller (J-F Customs) and let's see what feedback they will return.

If it is a generic problem I will return the item a get a refund
I think you have it inside out henrik
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I think you have it inside out henrik
Also one of my thoughts but it is not the case.
JF Customs will send me another skin cover so let's see when this arrives
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