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Cut in Vinyl Seat -- How to Fix?

I have a couple seats that have a small finger nail size spilts in the vinyl , Is there anything I can put on it to prevent spreading of the cut?
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    raybo3raybo3 Administrator Posts: 5,468 admin
    Are they all the through?????? If not you could try clear nail polish or I would think super clue would work also.......
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    dropoutdropout Member Posts: 138 ✭✭✭

    This is what I have done, it works pretty good and is not noticable to others:

    Any mildew resistant caulk from your home improvement store. You can mix any color of paint into the caulk to match your vinyl. Then apply it, use a wet finger to blend and if you need a pattern then figure out what works best.

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    frenchshipfrenchship Member Posts: 1,079 ✭✭✭
    I would never use super glue unless you really know what you are doing. Super glue will make the vinyl brittle and good chance it will run on you. If you still want to used it get the thick version and apply it with something like at toothpick an some kicker. Best get somebody that does vinyl repair and he could also re-die the repair area.
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    TikiHut2TikiHut2 Member Posts: 1,431 ✭✭✭✭✭
    FS has a point. Something strong but flexible might be your best solution. A local upholstery/canvas shop will tell you what you need and probably set you up.

    There was a great thread on this earlier. Try the search menu to locate the discussion. Let us know what you end up with too.
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    MarkBMarkB Member Posts: 3,967 ✭✭✭✭✭
    There's vinyl repair kits available at auto stores. They have a flexible glue and color filler. It's the right stuff to use, but be careful I made a mess of mine when I tried to repair.

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    frenchshipfrenchship Member Posts: 1,079 ✭✭✭
    Yes very easy to make a mess with those kit. Vinyl repair it is not an easy thing leave to the professional to get a nice repair that will be invisible and perfect color match.
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    picturethispicturethis Member Posts: 103 ✭✭
    edited June 2014
    hows about 

    PERMATEX

    Vinyl / Leather Repair Adhesive >>??


    I am a new boater with my first boat,  thats why some of my questions seem dumb
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    frenchshipfrenchship Member Posts: 1,079 ✭✭✭
    Don't know about this. If you have an old piece of vinyl at home you could try it.
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