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FLi GLi
02-19-2007, 04:13 PM
Looking for a place in the DC Metro area (DC/VA/MD... I'll drive if their work is good) that does good work on convertible tops. Any suggestions/recommendations?

Many thanks,

FLi

beckley
02-19-2007, 05:48 PM
i'd stay away from adler and mandel in rockville. i had a lot of problems with them installing a new top on my e30. i ended going back to them 4 different times just to get the job done correctly.

jim

SpongeBob
02-19-2007, 09:04 PM
If you want to come this far, Northwest BMW did a perfect job on Senior Moment. Total replacement thanks to the neighbor who wanted my radar detector....


Not sure what it will cost with member discount, because the Geico paid for mine.

Sponge Bob

FLi GLi
02-19-2007, 09:20 PM
i'd stay away from adler and mandel in rockville. i had a lot of problems with them installing a new top on my e30. i ended going back to them 4 different times just to get the job done correctly.

jim

Thanks. It's always good to know who not to go to.

Anyone with DC metro recommendations?

FLi GLi
02-19-2007, 09:22 PM
If you want to come this far, Northwest BMW did a perfect job on Senior Moment. Total replacement thanks to the neighbor who wanted my radar detector....


Not sure what it will cost with member discount, because the Geico paid for mine.

Sponge Bob

I'm looking for an idie place that specializes in tops and is reasonably priced. No offense, but if i wanted to bend over and take it up where the sun don't shine, I could do that much closer to home :wink: .

Thanks for the tip, though.

FLi

John in VA
02-22-2007, 11:08 PM
Try Joe's Upholstery on Patrick Street in Frederick MD. The owner's name is Don. He is a great guy.

Interior work at Joe's (http://www.aoai.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=422)

FLi GLi
02-23-2007, 11:09 AM
Try Joe's Upholstery on Patrick Street in Frederick MD. The owner's name is Don. He is a great guy.

Interior work at Joe's (http://www.aoai.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=422)

Cool. Thank you!

FLi

Indy Red M3
02-26-2007, 09:35 AM
LIMS in Tyson's Corner is good. . Good for tops and seats.
703-893-7373

FLi GLi
03-01-2007, 08:19 PM
LIMS in Tyson's Corner is good. . Good for tops and seats.
703-893-7373

Thank you sir!!

FLi

John in VA
03-09-2007, 09:13 PM
LIMS in Tyson's Corner is good. . Good for tops and seats. 703-893-7373

I recently heard that the shop was sold/Lim no longer worked there, and the quality of workmanship had dropped off. Any other info/recent experiences?

FLi GLi
04-13-2007, 08:11 AM
I recently heard that the shop was sold/Lim no longer worked there, and the quality of workmanship had dropped off. Any other info/recent experiences?

Yes. I called Lims in Tysons and ended up taking my car there. An Oriental man took care of me, I'm assuming it was Lim. Did an excellent job and I was surprised (pleasantly) at the price. I highly recommend and would go back to him again for any future top work I may need.

Cheers and thanks to everyone for their suggestions!

FLi

gmufiji
08-05-2007, 01:41 PM
Hello, does anyone have the number for LIMs? I have a small tear in my driver's seat, and I wanted to see how much he would charge to fix it. Are there any other places you would recommend?

Thanks,

Kevin

John in VA
08-05-2007, 06:04 PM
Hello, does anyone have the number for LIMs?...
Thanks,
Kevin

The number was 703-893-7373 - not sure if it has changed.

gmufiji
08-05-2007, 08:06 PM
Thanks for the number. I just noticed it was also posted a few posts above. Guess that's what happens when you skim too fast.

Kevin

MikeL1999
09-29-2007, 08:40 AM
Many years ago got some consultation on a Dodge convertible rear window (got rid of car before I replaced it..). At that time, the elder Mr. Lim was in charge. Now his son and his former Manager are running it...had two items done on my 328iC...the rear sail plastic thingys and (well - his fault) a new rear window. Excellent...