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Daniel

Vinyl Repair

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Daniel

In the process of winterizing and storing my boat, I tore a nice 4" gash in the motor box cover with foil on the Air Chair. It's really not that noticeable to most, but it sticks out like a sore thumb to me. There are also a few other nicks and punctures that I would like to fix. Can anyone recommend a good vinyl repair kit for me. I really don't want to tow my boat 1 1/2 hours away and pay someone big bucks just to leave my boat out in the weather and tramp around in it with shoes on. Thanks in advance for any advice.

Daniel

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onamission

I have used the kits from Eastwood. Repairs came out fine, but I have only used it on white smooth vinyl.

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jetskipro550

The local bu dealer uses the same person to fix the vinyl as the local car dealerships. The guy is from out of town but stops by once every week or so IIRC. You should check with your local car dealerships if you don't want to travel. The person may even come to your house who knows.

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WakeGirl

Do yourself a favor & pay a guy like Jetski talks about. It won't be too terribly expensive & the results will be much, much better than the home job stuff. Most of the time guys like that will come to you.

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Malibudude

I'll echo what JSP and WG have said. Nothing looks worse than a botched vinyl repair.

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tvano

the vinyl repair guy said that after a few years the repair would discolor and get slightly brittle.

go w new skins.

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edwin

tvano's got it...I have two vinyl areas on my SLXi that were touched up when it was new. After 5+ years, it's yellowed a bit and isn't as flexible. That said, I have the extra skins and the repair hasn't bothered me enough to get them swapped out.

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Greg_S

Too many things can go wrong with doing it yourself. Go with the pro!

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rbh98

I have already told Daniel but, I found a vinyl repair kit at Walmart the other nite. The way I look at it its already ripped why not try to fix it... Best I can remember it was permatex brand on one of the automotive aisle....

Anyway my 2 cents

Brandon

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Addictedto6
I have already told Daniel but, I found a vinyl repair kit at Walmart the other nite. The way I look at it its already ripped why not try to fix it...

I used something similiar when my dog put a couple of small holes in the seats after we first got the boat. unfortunately, it turned yellow after about a year. I learned my lesson by trial and error - you have the advantage of tmc advice - use it. Go with a pro!

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