10-24-2008, 06:01 PM #1
Question for those who have installed seat covers
I'm trying to install my new jet trim seat cover and cannot even drive 1 damn staple into the plastic seat frame What the hell kind of staples have you guys used I've tried several stape sizes and 3 different staple guns... can't get a 1 to go in
10-24-2008, 06:06 PM #2
I had to buy a pneumatic stapler gun from harbor freight, and stainless staples for it
10-24-2008, 06:10 PM #3
10-24-2008, 06:43 PM #4
pneumatic stapler and work with the air pressure to get it just right!
10-24-2008, 06:46 PM #5
Pneumatic is the only way to go. The hand/spring or electric staplers will not get the job done.
10-24-2008, 07:28 PM #6
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Take the seat and cover to an upholsterer. For $25 they will install the seat cover for you with the stainless steel staples. Problem solved!
That's exactly what I did.
10-24-2008, 07:30 PM #7
me and my bf have installed two of the jettrim seat covers already
picked up an electric stapler from home depot for about $30, and stainless steel 3/8" staples. (MAKE SURE they're stainless steel, or everything will rust into bits in the salt)
really, the trick is in the tacking... get both ends (front and back) nicely tacked down, then work towards the front of the seat. get someone to help you stretch the fabric, turn the seat towards you, and staple straight downwards on a hard surface, using your weight to get the staple to shoot in straight.
a bit of elbow grease, but no need for pneumatic guns or anything take your time, it's worth it. the seat cover looks soooo much better than the original.
10-24-2008, 07:35 PM #8
10-24-2008, 08:05 PM #9
10-24-2008, 08:10 PM #10
yeah, it's pretty tuff stuff we used the same brand. they'll work! place the seat on the floor or workbench and just push straight down with ALL your body weight and shoot straight in. a trick: use ordinary office bullclamps to hold the cover in place while you staple so you're not trying to stretch and staple at the same time.
they'll sit nice, honestly. and get someone to help. it's MUCH easier.
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