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Old 30 October 2014, 16:44   #1
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Best material for jockey seats

I would like to reupholster the seats on Just Looking. The seats have a few cracks in the material I guess due to age. What is the best and most durable vinyl material to use?
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I would like to reupholster the seats on Just Looking. The seats have a few cracks in the material I guess due to age. What is the best and most durable vinyl material to use?
Why not just give Ribcraft a call?...I'm sure they could sort you out,or point you in the right direction.
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As it happened I dropped them a line tonight. Interested though in what others have used.
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I would avoid anything too cheap, it's going to be too thin to last and too stretchy to give a good finish. Some types can also lose their 'skin' with hard outdoor use. A brand that's been around a long time and I would say is ideal is Ambla. Good range of colours. Bit pricey, expect to pay 30 ish a metre.
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Nautolex is a very good product.


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Thanks guys I will take a look at those two of material.
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We had the rib re-upholstered this year, 10 years after the last re-fit.

We chose some Silvertex fabric - Silvertex Vinyl fabric

You can get it in a kinda 'waterproof cotton fabric' - it looks quite matt-like. It's probably not to everyone's taste but we like it.

Another thing to think about is that the 'additional cost' of a quality fabric will be small in comparison the overall cost of the job. Also, a poor finish would probably annoy you for a quite a few years and no one wants to be annoyed when playing with their toys!!
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