vinyl seat repair? - Fuelly Forums

Android Users - Coming Soon! - Migrating from aCar 4.8 to 5.0

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-01-2008, 11:32 AM   #1
Registered Member
thecheese429's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 82
Country: United States
Wink vinyl seat repair?

Hello all, this is my first thread, so I guess this is also my introduction.

This starts with a gift that I received, a 1986 jeep comanche pickup 2wd.
I really like it, but it has some problems (to be expected, of course) like it needs some paint on the fender and hood.
But this thread is a pretty simple one (I think?) about some tears in the vinyl seat. Can anyone give me some advice on fixing this? I have been looking at repair kits, but I thought some input from people with experience would be nice.

the wider tear on top is ~11" long and the one below that is ~9"

has anyone ever had experience with this before?
I understand that it isn't overly complicated, I just wanted to get some input.

Until this moment all that I have known
Is death's attempt at imitating life
And for the first time I am truly alive
-Becoming the Archetype
thecheese429 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2008, 03:02 PM   #2
Registered Member
VetteOwner's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,546
Country: United States
well id just use vynal seat glue(find it at any auto parts stores) works well for me, wont match but it will prevent it from getting worse.

VetteOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2008, 07:03 PM   #3
Registered Member
JanGeo's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,442
Country: United States
Send a message via Yahoo to JanGeo
In a case like that you should probably try to glue some fabric to the back side of the vinyl with rubber cement or contact cement maybe superglue but it cures too stiff I think. You need to repair the base fabric that gives the vinyl the strength - the tricky part is matching the split together while the cement is setting up and if you are repairing it without taking the fabric off the seat then it is even more tricky. Contact cement is good because you apply it to the surfaces and let it dry and then you can place the patch inside the seat and close up the gap and then apply the pressure to make it stick together. A few drops of superglue may help hold it in place too.
JanGeo is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iPhone location Jamie350 Fuelly Web Support and Community News 5 09-04-2009 12:11 PM
What is easier on your A/C? Flatland2D General Fuel Topics 12 08-07-2007 07:58 PM
Hello everyone, I'm new. jbum Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 7 07-20-2007 04:11 PM
f/s 93 civic VX Olympia washington progsr For Sale 0 12-01-2006 01:12 AM
FAS'ing and engine temps zpiloto General Fuel Topics 32 06-12-2006 03:50 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:25 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.