Interior re-trim suppliers?

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#1 Interior re-trim suppliers?

Post by Bigcatfrankie » Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:16 pm

I am shortly to commence the interior re-trim of my 2+2. Can anyone recommend a trim supplier? I am aware of BAS International and John Skinner Ltd, and feedback on these 2 companies would be appreciated. I was going to order a complete kit, using the services of a local trimmer, who I have known for years, to do the bulk of the work, including the rooflining. I would possibly do the luggage boards and door cards myself as they look relatively easy...........famous last words!

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#2 Re: Interior re-trim suppliers?

Post by mgcjag » Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:32 pm

The two you list are very good as are Aldridge in Wolverhampton(who i used for my trim parts)..you may not need a full kit as you will get things that your trimmer will have off the shelf...scrim/foam etc......Steve
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Post by Tbob » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:01 pm

I bought my kit from Skinner. I Worked directly with Jonathon Skinner. Very professional, kit was top-class.

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#4 Re: Interior re-trim suppliers?

Post by Bigcatfrankie » Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:16 pm

Thanks folks. A bit more feed back on Aldridge's would have been useful. Has anyone out there used them?
I don't know if there is any difference in quality between Skinner's and BAS International. Costwise, from my findings, Skinner's are quite a bit more expensive, apart from a couple of items.

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#5 Re: Interior re-trim suppliers?

Post by mgcjag » Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:15 pm

As i mentioned above i used Aldridge....couldnt be more pleased...all you have to do is use the search function eg Aldridge....you will find plenty of satisfied customers..same for Skinners, BAS etc... Steve
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Post by JerryL770 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:24 pm

Mine was re-trimmed with a full kit from BAS. They were helpful and no problem replacing a door arm rest which fell off when SWMBO lent on it a little. The reinforcing washer was absent.

Then when I requested same materials for re-trimming my MX5 seats and they supplied me with matching leather, vinyl and the perforated leather for my chosen trimmer to use. Mind you, I got far too much leather on their recommendation for normal use so little vinyl got used. I really also needed more of the perforated leather to do the seat squabs properly but that was down to me.
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#7 Re: Interior re-trim suppliers?

Post by christopher storey » Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:33 pm

+1 for BAS in South Wales - always first class material and service in my experience

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#8 Re: Interior re-trim suppliers?

Post by tim wood » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:01 pm

Used Aldridge to retrim my seats and centre console. Perfect job and reasonably quick to.
Had a tour of their facility whilst dropping my stuff off, very impressive and they always seem busy.

It wasn’t cheap but I have nothing to compare to.
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#9 Re: Interior re-trim suppliers?

Post by Series1 Stu » Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:54 pm

I got the full trim kit from BAS but had them do the seats because I was scared of messing them up. They did a superb job and have always been helpful and supportive in all aspects of trimming.

I've only ever heard people complain about 1 trimmer and they have nothing to do with Jaguars so you have a great range of choice available to you.

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#10 Re: Interior re-trim suppliers?

Post by Philk » Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:50 am

I would recommend GB Classic Trim up in Nuneaton. They've just done a re-trim of my car (new hood and interior below the dashboard).

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#11 Re: Interior re-trim suppliers?

Post by Classicboy » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:08 pm

Graham at GB Trim and Aldridge are my preferred trimmers. Their work is amazing.

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#12 Re: Interior re-trim suppliers?

Post by Sarthe72 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:49 pm

I wouldn't recommend BAS these days. Aldridge according to my restorers are considerably better.

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#13 Re: Interior re-trim suppliers?

Post by Bigcatfrankie » Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:32 pm

Thanks folks.............all useful stuff.
Will, more than likely, go with Aldridge.
Regards.............Tim






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#14 Re: Interior re-trim suppliers?

Post by christopher storey » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:43 pm

Sarthe72 wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:49 pm
I wouldn't recommend BAS these days. Aldridge according to my restorers are considerably better.
Are you perhaps confusing BAS here with the BAS in the US ?

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Post by MarkRado » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:58 am

Aldridge left a bit to be desired (I ordered an Etype hood and a Mk10 boot trim kit). But I understand that they also do trimming inhouse which might be a different story. Eric Suffolk, Mick Turley or GB trim would be my choice.
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#16 Re: Interior re-trim suppliers?

Post by Sarthe72 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:05 am

christopher storey wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:43 pm
Sarthe72 wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:49 pm
I wouldn't recommend BAS these days. Aldridge according to my restorers are considerably better.
Are you perhaps confusing BAS here with the BAS in the US ?
Probably. I had no idea that the US one existed. Sorry for the confusion.

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