Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-26-2014   #1
cpollema's Avatar
loveland, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1995
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 144
Input on seat repair

So my tractor seat material has started to come apart at the corners and I would like to fix it. I searched the topic on MB, didn't find anything, looked at some DIY type videos and it seems like a reasonable repair. I'm looking for lessons learned from those buzzards that may have already tried this type of repair. Thanks.Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByMountain Buzz1409065738.494024.jpg
Views:	129
Size:	708.3 KB
ID:	8877

Sent from my iPhone using Mountain Buzz

cpollema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2014   #2
Paddling in to the Future
PhilipJFry's Avatar
Boise, Idaho
Paddling Since: 2000
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 401
it's a vinyl seat, patch it like you would a PVC boat. I've seen it done on a bunch of seats. there's even a guy in the Boise area with multiple color patches on his seat, looks pretty cool. (gives it a little character)

PhilipJFry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2014   #3
Wondervu, CO, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2001
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 390
From the photo is looks like it;s just the fabric pulling away from the edges, no tears. If this is the case is is a very easy repair.

1. Remove the black vinyl edge trim to expose the metal edges of the seat frame and the cover fabric. There is a little metal clip that covers the seam, it will need to be removed. Then just pry it off with screw driver and pliers.

2. Using a contact adhesive like Barge Cement re-glue the edges. Heating with a hair dryer will help things stretch and conform to shape.

3. Re-attache the edge trim using a rubber mallet. The edge trim is designed to pinch and stretch the fabric as it is applied, plus protect us from the sharp metal edge of the seat frame.

If your edge trim is damaged you can replace it at any shop selling upholstry supplies.
kengore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2014   #4
MT4Runner's Avatar
Kalispell, Montana
Paddling Since: 1997
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,436
If the paint is fading on the metal, you can buy a rubberized undercoating from NAPA in a spray can and give it a coat.
MT4Runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2014   #5
cpollema's Avatar
loveland, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1995
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 144
Thanks! Just what I needed to know.

Sent from my iPhone using Mountain Buzz
cpollema is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flip seat: pipe vs. plate + tractor seat spenceuiuc Rafting | Gear Talk 8 06-06-2014 04:17 PM
tractor seat vs temptress seat rafterman Kayaking | Gear Talk 33 04-04-2011 01:13 PM
Action seat (without swivel) for rowing seat?? sniper1112 Whitewater Kayaking 16 02-28-2011 12:46 AM
Public Input Needed, Colo. Water Management Andy H. Whitewater Kayaking 0 02-24-2004 02:58 PM

» Classified Ads
12' Hyside SB

posted by kevin paulson

Well used but loved early 80's 12' Hyside SB. Rubber Only....

NRS Frame

posted by chugwater1

Fishing seat bar with lo pros new swivel seat. I will...

aluminum "trailer"/box...

posted by Johnny

I am selling an aluminum frame component designed to hold...

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.