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dluttr

Vinyl Tear repair

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dluttr

I have about a 1/2 tear in the vinyl of my 2007 Wakesetter VLX.

Any suggestions as to the best way to repair it?

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99response

Call your dealer and see who they use for vinyl repair, a good guy can make that tear pretty much disappear.

-Chris

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Bawshogg

I had a similar issue with my boat. A board launched off some JO's tower that was just sitting on top while we were all tied up. Needless to say a slight roller came bye and pitched the board off the top of his tower onto my observer's seat and cracked a gal upside the head that was sitting next to it. It put a nice lil 3/4 inch gash in the vinyl. I work at a dealership and we have a guy that does all that types of leather and vinyl repair stuff. I have seen stuff he has done and he is good.I brought him the seat and he attempted to repiar it. It came out allright, but he said that the marine vinyl is very different than most and he had a really hard time with it. He said he couldn't "put the heat" to it very well, and that marine vinyl is made to stretch in all directions???? I would say the repair was a good 90 out of 100, but I always new how to find it and where it was. It was squishier in the repaired area also. I ended up just getting a replacement skin. Only cost me about $90 for the repair though. If you have a COLORGLOW in your area, I believe they specialize in those types of repairs and they are frachised around the US, that way you can call them directly if you wanna go that route.

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Ndawg12

Where is the tear, near a seam? VLP, available at Ace Hardware, could work. If it's a puncture I would have it professionally done.

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obski

:plus1: on the Colorglo.

I had some small tears in my vinyl repaired by the local guy a couple of years ago and they not only disappeared, but the repairs have held up well. I have heard of some repairs yellowing over time, but the repairs I had done still are invisible.

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Argonaut

Hi Obski,

It been a few years... how have the Colorglo repairs held up?

I’m  in Seattle and have some .25 to .5” ones I need to diy or get someone to handle...

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obski

I have a new boat since then, but have had a few small repairs on the current boat by the same guy. The repairs have all held up great. Actually this is a good reminder that I need to call him about a new very small repair to be done.

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Argonaut

Thank you! I have contacted a somewhat local fellow and will get a quote :) 

Did you have them clean the vinyl too or just patches?

May I ask how many tears and what it cost?

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obski

I’ve just had the repairs done. I believe it was around $30 per small repair. I have cleaned the white vinyl on occasion with Mr Clean Magic Erasers. They work well, but are harsh. I coat with 303 often.

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Argonaut

Thank you. That would be well worth it :)

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