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CRAIGTHEMAN
01-31-2010, 07:08 PM
hey everyone.. i know before i saw a thread that talked about who provided the vinyl so mastercraft could make our seat skins. who does provide that to them. i couldn't find it again. im looking to redo some of my seats and want to get the vinyl that they used. i have a 2000 xstar

JimN
01-31-2010, 07:33 PM
hey everyone.. i know before i saw a thread that talked about who provided the vinyl so mastercraft could make our seat skins. who does provide that to them. i couldn't find it again. im looking to redo some of my seats and want to get the vinyl that they used. i have a 2000 xstar

I don't know if anyone actually mentioned the manufacturer but MC probably could tell you.

BriEOD
01-31-2010, 07:45 PM
I have a 2000 PS 205 and needed some work done. I had Jim Friant send me some replacement skins. He knows where to get the vinyl to match.

BTW, I love my MC. But, whoever decided to use the vinyl in 2000 did a piss poor job because it is crap! I know of 3 other people who have 2000 MCs with interior issues. The vinyl in my 87 was rock solid.

CRAIGTHEMAN
01-31-2010, 11:12 PM
you are right brieod... anyone that has a 2000 seamed to have a problem with that. who is jim friant and how can i get ahold of him???

TMCNo1
02-01-2010, 12:04 AM
who is jim friant and how can i get ahold of him???


Here's his info, good luck, http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=646377&postcount=14

BriEOD
02-01-2010, 05:59 PM
you are right brieod... anyone that has a 2000 seamed to have a problem with that. who is jim friant and how can i get ahold of him???

The guy does good work and is reasonable in regards to price. But to be fair, it takes him a good amount of time to get orders done and returned. As long as your not crunched for time you'll be fine. He does great work.

kkkeating
02-01-2010, 06:38 PM
I wouldn't about using the vinyl that MC used around that time period unless you want to replace it every 3-4 years! We had problems with ours and the upholstery on the seats had to be replaced. Any good boating upholstery shop will be able to easily match the color with a better quality vinyl.

Thrall
02-01-2010, 07:05 PM
I have a 2000 PS 205 and needed some work done. I had Jim Friant send me some replacement skins. He knows where to get the vinyl to match.

BTW, I love my MC. But, whoever decided to use the vinyl in 2000 did a piss poor job because it is crap! I know of 3 other people who have 2000 MCs with interior issues. The vinyl in my 87 was rock solid.

Same with my '96. Vinyl is still in great shape.
Dude that just posted about his 06 X2 having interior issues gave me a little scare until I read further that it apparently has been left outside ALL the time for the last 4 years! If his is just going to cr@p now with say 800 days in the sun, that means I have close to 40 years left on mine!

BriEOD
02-01-2010, 07:14 PM
If his is just going to cr@p now with say 800 days in the sun, that means I have close to 40 years left on mine!

LOL!! Good analysis Thrall.:D

Patsfan
02-01-2010, 08:50 PM
Hey guys! The vinyl MC used was from G&T Industries. Now owned by Spradling. The vinyl used in the 2000 was a vinyl called Durron. It had a nice feel put had a thin top coat that didn't hold up very long. Spradling has vinyls in different grains that are very close to the Durron.
Leading Edge has replaced some of the 2000 - 2001 interiors with a vinyl that is very close in color but much better quality. Spradling sells only to OEM'S, you and I can't buy it. We have to go thru a Leading Edge or Jim Friant.
LE'S # 865-408-1900
Jim's # 865-995-0607

jasonba1
02-02-2010, 12:12 PM
another way you could go would be viper customs 865-388-4096 he has a ton of the older mastercraft vinyl in stock and may have yours in stock. Any of the numbers you have been given do great work

Patsfan
02-13-2010, 12:17 AM
The vinyl viper has is OLD vinyl. The problem the 2000 owners are having is with the OLD vinyl.
The Duron had a nice feel to it, but it didn't have a good top coat. The newer vinyls have addressed that.
Any good refab shop can get the new and improved vinyl like the factory uses today.
Colors will be the same, textures may be different.

TX.X-30 fan
02-13-2010, 04:52 PM
I have a 2000 PS 205 and needed some work done. I had Jim Friant send me some replacement skins. He knows where to get the vinyl to match.

BTW, I love my MC. But, whoever decided to use the vinyl in 2000 did a piss poor job because it is crap! I know of 3 other people who have 2000 MCs with interior issues. The vinyl in my 87 was rock solid.

I think Mag would agree.

Mag_Red
02-13-2010, 05:18 PM
I think Mag would agree.yes I would:(

TX.X-30 fan
02-13-2010, 07:18 PM
yes I would:(



I want the new stuff before the bank gets it................................ :D

JimN
02-13-2010, 07:45 PM
We already dealt with why the vinyl sucked- the EPA regulates what can be used in manufacturing and they don't always give much/enough notice in order to come up with an adequate replacement. If anyone used something better when MC and any other boat manufacturer chose the bad vinyl, it was because it was old stock. Bad for inventory control but good for the results. The choice to use the kind with the fuzzy backing was a bad one, for sure. That kind isn't made for seat cushions and backrests- it's not made for stretching.

atlfootr
02-13-2010, 08:31 PM
Call Jim, he maybe able to help you.