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CruisinGA
07-15-2009, 01:11 PM
Just purchased a clean '02 X9.

The upholstery is in great shape, but there are a few places where there are small ~.5" or less cuts in the vinyl.

Is there a product or method that would join the cuts and prevent them from opening up?

CantRepeat
07-15-2009, 02:01 PM
Is the vinyl cut or is the stitching coming out? What I did before I got new interior was to use super glue on the broken stitches. There was someone that post a vinyl repair methode and I'm sure it will be posted again for you.

east tx skier
07-15-2009, 02:14 PM
I tried epoxy on my old boat where there were a few nicks. Yellowed a fair amount, making me wish I'd just left it alone. If there's no stress on the vinyl from, i.e., people stepping on it, I wouldn't mess with it or, if you must, get a pro to reinforce it.

TMCNo1
07-15-2009, 02:43 PM
A last resort method, if all else fails, all your new and primarily used car dealers have people who come around and solicit work that either independently or as a franchise operation do odor and stain removal, dash repair, carpet, plastic, cloth, leather and vinyl upholstery repairs, chipped windshields, paint scratches, paintless dent removal, vinyl graphics, etc., etc. A friend of mine has a 1990 Maristar 210 that had a couple small cracks/tears and some yellowing from the sun, on his driver white seat back and rear seat back. One of these guys, I hooked him up with did the repairs and cleaned everything and airbrushed vinyl dye/paint blending it in beautifully and you could not tell where the damage was for $75 and it has now lasted for 3 years with no further signs of additional damage at the site of the repairs. Cheaper than new skins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This guy has a franchise "MARS"[Miracle Appearance Reconditioning Specialist], http://www.marsinternational.com/ and the Phone No. 1-877-262-6277 is the franchise no. and they can tell you if there is someone in your area doing this work.

TX.X-30 fan
07-15-2009, 02:48 PM
I tried epoxy on my old boat where there were a few nicks. Yellowed a fair amount, making me wish I'd just left it alone. If there's no stress on the vinyl from, i.e., people stepping on it, I wouldn't mess with it or, if you must, get a pro to reinforce it.




I had one in an area that's used to board and exit, used a product called tear repair vinyl adhesive, Handi-man marine. I think I got it at west marine anyway it did great although I still se it no yellowing or further tearing.

sand2snow22
07-16-2009, 12:37 AM
Yep, do what #1 recommends. I bought some stuff that is supposed to be clear, but it's a bit yellow. I am on the look out locally for a good reconditioning guy!