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seat cover repair #721861
01/12/18 9:00 pm
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My seat cover got nicked and is needing repair. There is a triangular bit missing roughly 1/8" per side. Wondering what has been found to be a decent repair. The rest is like new as I replaced the foam and cover recently.


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Re: seat cover repair [Re: Buckshot1] #721869
01/12/18 10:54 pm
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I will be watching this. My 68 has a about a 3/8 X 3/8 tear. Same deal. Fairly new foam and cover.


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Re: seat cover repair [Re: Buckshot1] #721871
01/12/18 11:07 pm
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I have used superglue to repair nicks where no material is missing.

Re: seat cover repair [Re: Buckshot1] #721875
01/13/18 12:13 am
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Auto parts store had a vinyl repair kit that worked OK for me. I couldn’t get the texture part of it right but it’s been hanging together on my b44 for a few years now.

Chris

Re: seat cover repair [Re: Chris Johnson] #721892
01/13/18 3:47 am
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Just looked again and found the torn part had folded under, so it's all there. May go with the super glue, Thank you,


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Re: seat cover repair [Re: Buckshot1] #721921
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Consider getting a small piece of material underneath the repair. You could roll it up to get it through the hole and unfold it- it would reinforce the repair

If a bit was missing, possibly getting a bit from underneath or the nose/tank area might help?

Re: seat cover repair [Re: AngloBike] #721944
01/13/18 7:52 pm
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Originally Posted by AngloBike
Consider getting a small piece of material underneath the repair. You could roll it up to get it through the hole and unfold it- it would reinforce the repair

If a bit was missing, possibly getting a bit from underneath or the nose/tank area might help?



Good idea. No material missing, it's a triangle with 2 sides torn. I'll see if I can stuff a bit in there.


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Re: seat cover repair [Re: Buckshot1] #721967
01/14/18 4:02 am
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If your willing to remove the cover, an iron-on patch (used to repair denim) applied from the backside works well. Just mind the heat on the iron....doesn't take much to start melting the vinyl!

Steve


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Re: seat cover repair [Re: JubeePrince] #721970
01/14/18 5:26 am
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Originally Posted by JubeePrince
If your willing to remove the cover, an iron-on patch (used to repair denim) applied from the backside works well. Just mind the heat on the iron....doesn't take much to start melting the vinyl!

Steve


Thanks, Steve. I'm not in the game for removing the cover. If the damage was larger, maybe. When I folded the piece back from under it's only noticeable if you know where to look. 'll glue it after a ride tomorrow.


Michael

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Re: seat cover repair [Re: Buckshot1] #722000
01/14/18 1:44 pm
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Makes me wish for the "good old days" again, when nauga hide was used.

Worked so grea tuntil, like the passenger pigeon, the nauga was over-hunted to extinction.


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