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Started by Therapy, April 02, 2011, 04:57:24 pm
Quote from: Mike8560 on April 02, 2011, 10:33:36 pmSounds like it's a snap o. Cockpit cover I couldn't get that much from my custer base I'd vet about 2 hours labor and extra 65 for the binding I ask $ 225 And I'll also sneak past the snaps rebinding ot to break a needle
Quote from: DBR1957 on April 02, 2011, 05:56:44 pmIf it's seven years old you definitely want to test the integrity of the fabric. A re-stitch is worthless if the material rips shortly after the job. I've yet to have it happen on a Sunbrella cover but I've done re-stitch jobs on those out-of-the-box storage covers and polyester covers where the customer brought the cover back with a rip. The re-stitch makes those areas strong and the next weak link shows up shortly afterwards.Did you take the cover off the boat? If this is a customer drop off do not warrant the fit. Don't know how many times I've had the customer tell me it fit fine then hear about problems afterwards. Look for the tell-tale signs where the cover may have stretched at the snaps or areas like corners where it's obvious the material was too tight and pulled back up the edge of the boat.
Quote from: DBR1957 on April 03, 2011, 04:25:44 pmWe get many requests for re-stitch jobs and I always give my honest assessment to the customer. The customer doesn't always like what I tell them and at times I've refused to perform the service because I knew they would be wasting money. More than once they found someone else to do it only to come back and ask me to make a new cover. This is often accompanied with an apology for not listening to me and a thank you for being honest.Guess who gets a long term customer? Guess what that customer is going to tell his marina neighbors?
Quote from: fragged8 on April 03, 2011, 08:40:08 pmwhen i'm doing a restitch i tell the customer I will only do iton an hourly rate because the time can be an unknown.especially when you have to take seams apart to get to another piece that needs repairing or removing fitting etc.Rich