View Full Version : What size staples for the vinyl?

07-02-2010, 07:06 PM
I found stainless steel staple here in Canada, but I can only get then in boxes of 5000. For now i need them for my bunks, they have 1 inch staples which I think will be too long for my upolstery. What length do I need for upolstery? and what size I have a 18 ga stapler from a buddy.

east tx skier
07-02-2010, 10:15 PM
I want to say I used 3/8" staples on my vinyl.

07-02-2010, 11:31 PM
I measured what I pulled out and replaced them with the same size - 3/8" crown, 3/8" deep, 22 Ga. I used stainless steel, and I got them from www.fastenerUSA.com. Pretty easy, but you'd need an upholstery stapler (3/8" crown). Those are pretty easy to get on EBay used, which would be all you need (then sell it again after you finish if you want). They run off a compressor.
good luck,

07-03-2010, 11:20 AM
Just borrowed a buddies but his is an 18 ga okay for trailer bunks but really big for new skins.

07-08-2010, 06:52 PM
I used stainless 22 ga 3/8" x 3/8", worked great!