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bkearney
01-10-2013, 01:50 PM
I am starting to shop around for vinyl replacement places in Raleigh NC. I know the prices will vary based on where you are, but would anyone be willing to share what they paid to have their interior re-done? I am looking at all the vinyl (see http://bkearney.fedorapeople.org/vinyl/), average quality vinyl. PM's or public would be appreciated.

kaneboats
01-10-2013, 01:57 PM
On my Outback I did mine for under $800 but I bought my material at greatlakesskipper.com and did all the pulling, staple pulling, etc. myself. I had an upholstery guy make new covers using the old ones as patterns. I put 'em on and put it all back together. Fun winter project but great results.

bkearney
01-10-2013, 05:36 PM
On my Outback I did mine for under $800 but I bought my material at greatlakesskipper.com and did all the pulling, staple pulling, etc. myself. I had an upholstery guy make new covers using the old ones as patterns. I put 'em on and put it all back together. Fun winter project but great results.

Thanks! Was the 800 just for the material, just the work to make the covers, or both?

chadjitsu1
01-10-2013, 06:57 PM
Have you just called skiers and asked what new skins would run you. I just got a bunch of new skins and they are fairly reasonable. I plan on putting them on myself as soon as i get them. Its been about 3 months so far and still waiting.



I am starting to shop around for vinyl replacement places in Raleigh NC. I know the prices will vary based on where you are, but would anyone be willing to share what they paid to have their interior re-done? I am looking at all the vinyl (see http://bkearney.fedorapeople.org/vinyl/), average quality vinyl. PM's or public would be appreciated.

rdlangston13
01-10-2013, 09:50 PM
Skiers charges a good deal for the skins. I would rather have a shop make them up and use a heavier vinyl in the process


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zabooda
01-11-2013, 02:21 AM
David X2. Better vinyl can be bought through an upholsterer. I will eventually get all of the cushions replaced.

kaneboats
01-11-2013, 09:43 AM
That amount was for the whole job but I did great on the material and found a guy who needed the work to make my covers.

New Guy
01-11-2013, 10:40 AM
Pulling staples sucks balls seriously. I do not wish that job on anybody.

I did my complete interior myself, went to walmart bought a sewing machine then off to the fabric store for some vinyl.
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/2012-07-17204333.jpg

It's not a $50,000 boat job but I think it turned out great for my boat.

bkearney
01-11-2013, 01:05 PM
Have you just called skiers and asked what new skins would run you. I just got a bunch of new skins and they are fairly reasonable. I plan on putting them on myself as soon as i get them. Its been about 3 months so far and still waiting.

SC wont do anything before a 2005. I was pretty bummed when I heard that.

bkearney
01-11-2013, 01:06 PM
Pulling staples sucks balls seriously. I do not wish that job on anybody.

I did my complete interior myself, went to walmart bought a sewing machine then off to the fabric store for some vinyl.
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/2012-07-17204333.jpg

It's not a $50,000 boat job but I think it turned out great for my boat.

How hard was it to yank the old carpet out? I would like to do that at the same time if I can.

New Guy
01-11-2013, 01:37 PM
The old carpet was snap in so for me it was really easy lol.

bkearney
01-11-2013, 02:47 PM
The old carpet was snap in so for me it was really easy lol.

Grrrr.... ok.. starting new thread.

wolfeman131
01-11-2013, 02:58 PM
you have 2 choices:

The easy one: cut it out along the seat bases
The harder one: lift/jack up the seat bases and pull it out all the way to the the side of the hull

newty did it the hard way. do a search and see if that thread is still on here.

New Guy
01-11-2013, 03:48 PM
If it's not on here I know it is a DIY on WW

bergermaister
01-11-2013, 06:46 PM
newty did it the hard way. do a search and see if that thread is still on here.

He does everything the hard way....

Landed in the archives & unfortunately pics disappeared...
http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?14746-New-Carpet-Install

beat taco
01-11-2013, 07:09 PM
Did this last year. Glad I'm not doing it this year. I believe my back did not like this project :) I did the hard way. It took some planning to get it glued in in one piece front to back.

I went to perfect fit and picked up a sample book today. This thread reminded me I only have 5-6 months until boating season so I better start the interior. My boat had 40 ounce vinyl but the samples I like are all 28 ounce. Thoughts?

bergermaister
01-11-2013, 07:52 PM
How soon do you want to redo the vinyl again? :)

I'd be tempted to go heavy thinking it will last a lot longer, but then again up here our boats don't see as much action every year as southern states. Curious how the Perfect Fit carbon fiber vinyl looks in person? I'd be tempted to do the secondary accents using that.

beat taco
01-11-2013, 08:09 PM
First ideas, lots of pearl.
Main
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/12/esyvuvy8.jpg
Accent
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/12/benetupy.jpg
Dash
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/12/unyqyry7.jpg
Runway/accent
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/12/6uvu3aju.jpg

beat taco
01-11-2013, 08:22 PM
I have lots of perfict fit carbon fiber on my bikes:
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/12/3e9a4a4y.jpg
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http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/12/6amu8aba.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/12/aryqaqet.jpg


The current interior is cracking every time I step on the rear hatches and smoked in plenty of other areas. I did the Centurion when it was 14 years old. This one is 13. The Centurions new interior is now 8 and still very nice. The vinyl is manufactured by Spralding, that's what I put in the Centurion and unless I go outside of Perfect Fit it looks like Spralding again. I still need to measure and get a per/yrd quote.

beat taco
01-11-2013, 08:35 PM
Looks like I had the spec wrong, it's 29 ounce.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/12/eqe6yna2.jpg

And I noticed some of the samples have:
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/12/pa4a2evu.jpg

beat taco
02-01-2013, 02:36 AM
Got a Keyston book. This one has all the carbon and silvertex patterns I like. Prices are around $15 a yard.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/01/dydehy3e.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/01/pavyjazu.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/01/zypupyvu.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/01/e9ubuza3.jpg

beat taco
02-01-2013, 02:40 AM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/01/qytapamy.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/01/ja2e3apa.jpg

Next I will get some before pics.

bergermaister
02-01-2013, 02:41 AM
For the DIY interior, what kind of sewing machine are you using? Did some reading on other forums and the consensus was pretty much that you need an old school one with metal gears that won't strip and a heavy duty motor. Not sure I'd want to tackle a DIY upholstery job myself, but then again?

beat taco
02-01-2013, 02:46 AM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/01/pubuhate.jpg

kaneboats
02-01-2013, 11:30 AM
Save the old covers- have an upholstery shop use them for patterns and make new covers. Do all the removal, stripping, staple removal, cleaning, etc. yourself. Then install the new covers yourself. You'll save a ton but still have professionally made covers. Worked for me on the Outback.

bkearney
02-01-2013, 11:39 AM
So far I have seen 2500 (local dude) to 4500 (Local shop). I believe that includes the removal and installation. CopyCat will not get back to me, and given what little I can find of them on the internet I am a bit nervous to dgo with them.

bergermaister
02-01-2013, 05:42 PM
So far I have seen 2500 (local dude) to 4500 (Local shop). I believe that includes the removal and installation. CopyCat will not get back to me, and given what little I can find of them on the internet I am a bit nervous to dgo with them.

Best tools/techniques for staple removal? or just needle nose pliers, patience, and case(s) of beer...

Most of my interior should come out fairly easily. I'm wondering if it would be worth trying to improve/replace the foam cushion under the vinyl or if that is pushing it.

Any pics of the cushions with the vinyl removed- anybody?

beat taco
02-01-2013, 09:14 PM
Best tools/techniques for staple removal? or just needle nose pliers, patience, and case(s) of beer...

Most of my interior should come out fairly easily. I'm wondering if it would be worth trying to improve/replace the foam cushion under the vinyl or if that is pushing it.

Any pics of the cushions with the vinyl removed- anybody?

If your foam is bad it should be replaced. Usually it's fine if the vinyl hasn't deteriorated to the point where the foam is exposed. You will need lots of beer.
It looks like the silvertex pattern is double the price per yard than any of the others so more like $32. I quoted wholesale prices too.
No idea about the sewing machine but I can probably score you a loaner.
Retail for a redo from $2500-$4500 is right in line. If the guy for $2500 does good work in a timely manner I would do it.
I will have pics of my foam soon, but not this weekend :)
If you want to get my wholesale pricing on the vinyl let me know.

kaneboats
02-01-2013, 09:28 PM
That's some nice material there. I don't see why you would have to replace the foam. Usually new covers is all you need unless you have one particular spot that was damaged or something.