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Leathers repair w/ quick turn around? - July 23, 2009, 12:44 PM

Ladies, Gents,

I've searched and searched, and called around .. so I'm posting up here now..

Last weekend the zipper on the right leg of my leathers decided to crap out on me. I've been to several tailor shops in the Fairfax area, called a few leatherworking / repair places, and each time I get the same answer "yes, we can do it, but it'll take a month."

My problem - I leave for the Gap next Saturday for a two-week riding stint. I'd like to have my gear in tip-top shape for the trip.

Anyone know of a place that can do zipper work with a quick turnaround?

I've already bought a big 'ole patch of velcro that I've tried wrapping around the area when I ride as a temporary fix-all, but it slides down after not-too-long.

Thanks a ton all! I appreciate the input!
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Moms are good at fixing and sewing Jk, have you looked at Lizzie Leathers? www.lizzyleather.com/ Dunno about turnaround but there highly recommended and not too far away up in Pennsylvania.
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I've heard great things about http://www.leatherrepair.com/..and they are local.


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July 23, 2009, 12:55 PM

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I've heard great things about http://www.leatherrepair.com/..and they are local.
They are good people and if you talk with him he should be able to turn around a zipper in good time. Their prices aren't that bad either.


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July 23, 2009, 12:57 PM

If you can't find anything local and don't mind paying for some express shipping (to meet your deadline) I bet Bill would help you out. http://www.racingleather.com/ His turn around time is really fast and the pricing is great.


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Bedo's Leather in Falls Church..depending on their schedule they are pretty good about getting your repair back in a timely manner. Probably good to call or stop by with your repair first.. I've brought 2 suits and 5 jackets there and I've got them all back as soon as the same day, but as long as 3-4 days...



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July 23, 2009, 01:14 PM

Just got off the phone with Bedo's

I have tomorrow off, so I'm going in to talk to Steve.

He thinks they might be able to help me...

1st place I've talked to that didn't tell me "one month, maybe more"

The guys sound great over the phone! Really willing to help out!

Thanks for the quick replies!

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July 23, 2009, 01:25 PM

Here's another option...Paul's Shoe Repair in Great Falls, VA. He did a lot of smaller repairs to Craig's suits (fix tears, sew on patches, repair torn seams, etc.) usually in two-three days max, especially if you expalined the time crunch due to an upcoming trip or race. Good prices too.

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I've used Paul before. He's good people. My new leathers that I have no apparent need for now are still at Bedo's getting alterations done. Guess I should call him and let him know I have a new number.


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I've heard great things about http://www.leatherrepair.com/..and they are local.
Yeah I pay those guys to clean my race suits and they do an awesome job.

Im going to take my gloves to them this season also - see if they can do them also.
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I just called Pauls Leather since they are near me. They said they use a Nylon thread to repair the seams. Is that normal material for suits? I wonder what type of material they use at actual motorcycle leather repair places. They can do a one week turn around.


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i think only Kevlar thread should be used for race leathers...


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Bedo's Leather in Falls Church..depending on their schedule they are pretty good about getting your repair back in a timely manner. Probably good to call or stop by with your repair first.. I've brought 2 suits and 5 jackets there and I've got them all back as soon as the same day, but as long as 3-4 days...

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best place around and the guy who owns it is awesome

Yep .. that's where my stuff is right now.. @ Bedo's.

Steve's quote for the work I asked for made me go .. WOW .. becuase it was so low. Less than 1/3 of what I was quoted elsewhere .. and his turnaround was 1/4 the time ...

I pick up the offending leather pants on Friday .. Juuuuuuust in time for my trip Saturday!

Thank you Steve! Thank you Bedo's! Thank you .net!
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I may hit him up i have a small seem that needs to be resewn


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