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    Quote Originally Posted by EricU View Post
    Is that a model 4423? Does it handle the marine vinyl easily? I might pick one up as that is a pretty good price ($125)

    And what staples are you using? Monel or Stainless?

    Do you have an electric staple gun?
    Yep, singer 4423 with #18 needle, Monel staples and I have an air stapler and these..

    Upholstery Staple Remover

    Large Piping/Welting Sewing Foot Package

    Dritz Deluxe Seam Ripper

    TEKTON 3530 8-Inch End Nipper Pliers

    Naugahyde SPIRIT MILLENNIUM Samples

    Foam - Firm

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    Did you have any prior upholstery type experience before tackling this?
    Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bergermaister View Post
    Did you have any prior upholstery type experience before tackling this?
    I took a home economics class 25 years ago and learned to sew a surf shaped pillow...

    A few years ago I had the skins made for my previous boat (Seadoo challenger 1800) and installed them, so I have some experience installing the vinyl and working it to remove the wrinkles. For the sewing part I've been watching you-tube sewing videos and reading some Google searches on upholstery. The rest is just trial and error, I took one of the smaller cushions apart and examined how they put it together.

    I keep having to stop myself from going back and redoing some of my first pieces. For the most part they look really good, not 10/10, probably closer to 7.5/10. 99% of people aren't going to notice a few of my stitches are off or my lines aren't perfectly straight unless I pointed them out...

    I have my girl-friend review each piece I no longer point out the mistake(s), if she spots it them I redo it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bergermaister View Post
    Did you have any prior upholstery type experience before tackling this?
    Yeah, I was starting to wonder the same thing myself...With how well it is coming out, I am beginning to think you've been sandbagging us

    My $0.02 on some of your first pieces, See how much material you have left when you are done. If you have a bunch left over (I always do!) redo the first couple of pieces as you have the time, (unless you live in Florida!) and you can knock them out fast now!!
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    You are doing such a good job, you may want to add in a custom embroidered piece like I did last year on my sub enclosure. Just have a couple of extras made, they are cheap to do.

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    Default Re: 2002 LSV Re-upolhstery & Hydroturff

    I'm just copying someone else's hard work which is the easy part, just cut and sew. Adding in or changing anything would be very hard and probably look like crap..


    EricU didn't you used to do upholstery work?


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    Quote Originally Posted by parrothd View Post
    I'm just copying someone else's hard work which is the easy part, just cut and sew. Adding in or changing anything would be very hard and probably look like crap..
    Just use your current complete skins as templates and then go from there. You can shape foam, and use adhesive and a hot air gun (not a hair dryer)


    EricU didn't you used to do upholstery work?
    20+ years ago and just on my own projects. Did it because a) I enjoyed it and b) I was broke putting myself through college. Had a lot more time back then!!

    Used to do some pretty crazy stripes with a lot of different colors, kinda of looked like a Dennys on acid!! And I have zero pics as we used to have something called "film" in our cameras!

    But my wife has been bothering me to set her up a sewing station, and after seeing your thread, I know which machine she will be getting!
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    Default Re: 2002 LSV Re-upolhstery & Hydroturff

    I have to redo most of the foam for the seats, after steaming it you can really tell where people have been sitting..



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    Quote Originally Posted by parrothd View Post
    I have to redo most of the foam for the seats, after steaming it you can really tell where people have been sitting..
    On a 10 year old plus boat, that is to be expected. I always plan on replacing the seat foam and try to save the seat back foam if possible. It is amazing how expensive the heavier density foams are. I still find it interesting that the vinyl itself is relatively cheap, but that foam is $$$
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    Default Re: 2002 LSV Re-upolhstery & Hydroturff

    Old foam vs new foam..





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