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    Monel is best

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    Nice work on the seat cover! Do you recommend keeping the old cover on? I bought a Jet trim cover for a 2016 FX Cruiser. I've read through their instructions, but it doesn't say to remove the old cover. The reason I ask is because to secure the Jet trim to the seat, it has these straps with plastic squares that look like they secure thru the foam to underneath the seat. Any help/suggestions would be greatly apprecited. Thanks!

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    Blaster seat

    If the old cover is in good shape, I leave them on. It helps keep the water out of the foam. Most aftermarket covers are sewed together and are not waterproof. At least with the old cover in place, you minimize the places water can get in and waterlog the seat foam. If the cover is tore there is no good reason to keep it on. It will just make it lumpy and uneven, and possibly damage the new cover. If the foam is damaged, it really needs to be repaired before putting on new cover.
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    Thanks for your help. Going to start on it Monday when staples arrive. Have to admit, never thought about the skin cover, but that looks nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus13letter View Post
    Another successful install!! New gun and staples made a world of difference!!
    This ski is awesome love the black on black look

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    Thank you guys for such a great write up! I have read this from start to finish 2 times.
    Then I embarked on this project my self.

    Picked up a porter cable gun. And some SS staples.
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    I left the original cover on. Just removed all the factory staples. And in order to feed the taps threw to hold the corners. I just opened up the seem in the factory seat. Cut out the factory tab. And fed the new cover tab threw the OR cover and foam. I donít have an image of that. I wish I got it. But here is the final result.

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    Another GPR seat cover.

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    Just did this on my '07 STX 12f and a Blacktip seat cover and it came out great. Used lighter colors for cover, as after sitting in the sun while at anchor or tied up, the black seat got HOT. Didn't want to leave any "skin deposits" on the seat this year.

    Highly suggest a pneumatic (if you have air available) or electric staple gun, since it's about a zillion staples.

    A cheap $25 pneumatic staple gun from Northern Tool made this whole evolution sooooooo much easier.

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    Yes, we know. Check the very first post.

    found these online. Most seats need a 1/4"
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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