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    Who does race suit repair around the area?

    After my last lowside I have one very small tear on my suit, and about 50% of the velcro area where the knee puck attaches is gone. Planning on getting it fixed sometime over the window since I wont be riding a track day again more than likely till next season. Just look to see who you guys use or recommend.
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    Barnacle Bill, not sure his contact info but lots of guys on here do. Will used him a while back.
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    http://www.racingleather.com

    His phone number is in the upper right hand corner. Every time I go there he has me come in the house for snacks and good conversation. Btw, he does cleaning as well as repairs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c0al View Post
    After my last lowside I have one very small tear on my suit, and about 50% of the velcro area where the knee puck attaches is gone. Planning on getting it fixed sometime over the window since I wont be riding a track day again more than likely till next season. Just look to see who you guys use or recommend.
    Nextdoor to crestwood meats on highway 146 there's a Asian guy that works on leather.
    Brown's Bootery & Shoe Repair.
    I stopped in and asked if he repairs race suits, just in case, he said bring it in & he'd have a look.

    Just another option, and local.

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    Another vote for Bill as he knows his business and the best way to repair. Keep in mind that with people who don't work on track gear regularly they may not be aware of some of the things that can compromise a repair. The type of thread to use and even the number of stitches per inch come into play. Wrong type of thread may not be strong enough or abrasion resistant enough. Too tight on the stiches per inch and you compromise the strength of the repair as it's easier for the thread to pull through, obviously not as much a concern on a flat panel type of repair but in a stress area it's critical.
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    ive used bill before. super nice guy. i believe him and his wife are members.
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    Barnicle Bill. Yup. Him.
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    Has anyone said Barnacle Bill???
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaximumJEFF View Post
    Has anyone said Barnacle Bill???
    No but I heard he does some good work and really knows his shit.
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    Thanks for all the replies, looks like I know where to take it now!
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