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taylormade 04-14-2010 10:28 AM

Questions about Vinyl Skins and Doing it yourself
I have new vinyl skins for my 04 X2. Should I be taking this to an upholstery shop to have it done or can I get away with doing it myself? I have a pneumatic stapler and can get either galvanized or stainless staples. Is there an art to this or are they like pillow covers?

If it's deemed that it's not a DIY, what's a ballpark price of what I should expect to pay?

Thanks in advance.

wtrgrl 04-14-2010 10:40 AM

Do it yourself with the help of a friend. It's not that hard. If you get into it and realize its not something you want to do you can always pay someone.

taylormade 04-14-2010 1:18 PM

true enough I suppose. Have you done it? Are there any tricks that I should know about? Are galvanized staples good enough or should I be using stainless or something else? Thanks.

big_poppa_pump 04-14-2010 2:54 PM

Use the stainless staples and warm up the vinyl really well as you stretch it and staple it.

You can either set it in the sun or work within a few feet of a space heater. I redid the rear bench in my X-star and it was pretty easy. If you need the vinyl trim that hides the staples you can pick up a roll of that at a vinyl supply store for cheap (maybe $10 - $20).

bmcgee 04-14-2010 6:13 PM

Sorry to hijack, but.. Where did you order the replacement skins from? or did you have to have them custom made? Some of the vinyl near the engine cover on our supra is starting to crack, and it might be time to start looking into getting it redone.

taylormade 04-14-2010 7:01 PM

Actually the guys at Mastercraft did me a huge solid and sent me all new skins when I called them and told them that I was having cracking problems three years after the warranty expired. Your mileage may vary....

taylormade 04-14-2010 7:02 PM

and thanks for the above advice, I'll give it a whirl this weekend and see how far I get.

supraride 04-14-2010 7:31 PM

Brett, You can get them from supra. You might go thru your local dealer or just contact them direct. I got some done last year and the supra people were awesome. It takes awhile so I would order them soon. You will need your boats number to give them when you order. Good Luck.

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