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infantrybu

DIY boat upholstry

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infantrybu

anyone ever reupholstered their own boat or know of any websites about DIY upholstry...my boat is needing to be re upholstered and I would like to do the project myself to say I know how to do it.

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pennery

Actually I was just thinking today that I would like to get a couple of little tears on my Interior fixed as well....I don't know how to do it myself and it strikes me as one of those tasks that I let a professional do... Best of luck to ya! Biggrin.gif

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Caveman
anyone ever reupholstered their own boat or know of any websites about DIY upholstry...my boat is needing to be re upholstered and I would like to do the project myself to say I know how to do it.

I've done a few. Are you looking to redo the vinyl and/or the carpet?

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infantrybu

yes vinyl only...but the whole boat needs to be re upholstered...been reading up on it and think i can do the project with a friend to help.

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danadog

infantrybu,

Not sure if you have search this from or not regarding new skins from Chee.

If not do a quick search and you will find that Chee works for mailbu and will make you new factory skins for you boat that you can install or have installed by a shop.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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infantrybu

yes i have heard of CHEE when i was doing some research...but do the skins jus fit over the cushons and u staple them or do u have to fit them urself?..

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gilby52

There is always a little adjusting to do, but usually they are really close. You will go about this one at a time using the skin you take off as a guide for putting the new one on. I am really handy, and this was not something I did because of the special staples, stapler and my general lack of knowledge on the shape of foam and such when you pull off the original skin.

My advice to you is this, people notice the upholstery immediately, spend the few bucks and let a professional make your boat look like new.

IMHO! Biggrin.gif

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Caveman

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I would be happy to give any advise that I can to help you. There are definitely things to watch for and little "tricks" of the trade. Go ahead and e-mail me with some questions and we'll just go forward from there.

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