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Old 10-18-2007, 10:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Planning on recovering the seat on my Ski doo, does anyone know the name of the material they use?
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Old 10-19-2007, 08:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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hey i would like to know the same thing
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Old 10-19-2007, 11:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Most are made with vinyl. Seen some that use a woven polymer material.
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Old 10-19-2007, 12:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It's snowmobile vinyl. It is rated for the cold. The regular vinyl will crack in cold weather. Here is where I got mine.
Textiles, Awning Material, All Sport, Artic Snowmobile Vinyl from Rochford Supply - Your Online Textile and Upholstery Superstore!
The sport vinyl is new. I got the Prospect vinyl and it worked ok. I think they were reasonable on the shipping. I hope this helps
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Old 10-19-2007, 03:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That's an awesome site!! I think I may do my seat in croc skin!!
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Old 10-20-2007, 01:34 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Check out the "how to" part under the engine section, there is actually a guide on how to recover a seat. Just found it, thought id let you know.
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Old 10-20-2007, 01:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Know your limitations on this one... I'm pretty hopeless when it comes to wrapping christmas presents and it shows on the one seatcover I did. I had that one made and put it on myself, its okay but not great. For the seatback on my '70 Ski Doo I had A1 Upholstry in Michigan make the cover and put it on. They even replaced a piece of plywood that wasn't good. You can email them a_1upholstery@hotmail.com they do really good work.
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Old 10-20-2007, 08:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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It isn't that hard. Just make sure you use the right needle
How to Choose the Right Sewing Needle - Free Sewing Patterns - All Free Crafts
And the right upolstery thread. Off the top of my head I think the polyester is the one to use as nylon doesn't last in the sun. But you might want to check on this as I'm at work and can't go look at my machine. I use a piece of electrical tape 1/2" out from needle to keep my seams the same width. This way you just keep the edge of material touching the tape. Another trick is to use a stapler instead of pins to hold it together while you sew. The corners are made easier by darting the vinyl. The main thing is just take it slow and easy and don't be afraid to ask someone who knows if you have a problem. Good luck
Oh yea if you screw up you can just take a seam ripper and redo or just say the screw up is you signature mark.
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And don't forget that the sewing machine must be heavy enough to handle the material.
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Old 10-20-2007, 11:59 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Most of the older machines are pretty heavy duty, metal gears. They can handle it a lot better than the new ones (Kinda like me )I did my first set of saddle bags using my moms old 195? Singer. It was some heavy material. The easy way to tell is to figure out how many layers you will be sewing thru at the most and test drive it. When you get to 4 or so layers you might end up having to give it a little help with the balance wheel and loosen up the presser foot so it will go over it. I got lucky and bought an old industial straight stitch years ago dirt cheap and it paid for itself by the stuff I've built with it. These old machines can be found at yard sales, 2nd hand stores for next to nothing. Ebay bargains can also be had if they don't rape you on the shipping. Hope this helps. Mike
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When I was younger, I wanted to be a seamstress, but I couldn't "mend straight".Get it??
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:44 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Dennis Kirk has seat fabric.
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:04 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Its a pretty good description though I don't think I'd use OSB or waferboard for my base. Actual plywood is more water resistant... I like to paint my plywood to keep the water from destroying it as fast. I tried fiberglassing it once. An interesting idea that doesn't work, its too hard to staple through the hardened resin.
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Old 01-03-2008, 07:23 AM   #15 (permalink)
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sear repair

wow...you guys really seem to know what you're doing! do you know what i can use to repair a small tear in my seat material?
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Old 01-03-2008, 08:12 AM   #16 (permalink)
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For a small tear I've had excellent luck glueing them back together with Liquid Electrical tape. I got it from the auto parts store. I've also glued a lawnmower seat back together, worked great.
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Jimboat - ya left us hangin' man. What do you use?
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Old 01-11-2008, 08:06 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I haven't done a repair yet. any more ideas? is there a particular repair glue/cement that can be used without removing the upholstery from the cushion?
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