Thread: Installing New Seat Cover
12-01-2009, 08:38 PM #1
Installing New Seat Cover
I ordered a new seat cover from hydroturf. Has anyone installed one themself, and how much trouble is it. I know I will need stainless steel staples. The last one I bought, I paid a upholstery shop to install it. I just dont want to pay them 75 bucks to do it again.
12-01-2009, 08:43 PM #2
Ive done several heat gun and a good pneumatic stapler. Heat stretch staple.
12-01-2009, 08:45 PM #3
- Join Date
- Sep 2006
to bad it isnt that texas summer where you could just leave it out side , but iv done mine buy myself , its pretty easy im satisfied
12-01-2009, 08:45 PM #4
Seat Cover Install
12-01-2009, 09:27 PM #5
12-02-2009, 10:58 AM #6
- Join Date
- Jul 2007
- Cedar Rapids,Iowa
Just remember to leave the old cover in place,it's a one piece one and will prevent from water getting thru the stiching of the new seat and wetting the foam.
12-02-2009, 11:31 AM #7
12-02-2009, 01:26 PM #8
I go down to the local upholstry shop and get 2 yards of naugahide for about $20. He usually has a color that matches (close enough for government work). I've also bought the kits and they cut it so close that it can sometimes be a pain to stretch if you are adding any foam.. but I never thought about heating it with the heat gun..
12-02-2009, 01:40 PM #9
Can you use a single solid piece of marine grade vinyl to cover a seat or does it need to be fitted to the seat? I have a couple yards of black and just wondered if it would be possile to cover a seat without sewing. Not that I need to cover my seat, just curious.
12-02-2009, 01:45 PM #10
YES, you can! Thats what the stretching / heat gun is for. I have never had to sew any jet ski seats.. just snowmobile seats with that big hump on the back.
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