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Old 02 September 2013, 07:41   #1
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seat recovering / re-trimming

My Ballistic 650 is in desperate need of the seats recovering

Anyone know any good companies to complete this work, any recent experiences, costs?

I am guessing its going to be a big job, but I hope not expensive.

4 x single seat bases and backs
1 x console front seat base and back
2 x bow storage units
1 x anchor locker
1 x sun deck


When I pack her up for winter I am planning on taking them home to dry them out where possible, so I hope the wood and foam will be dry and re-useable.
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Old 02 September 2013, 08:17   #2
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Not had to do it myself yet but have seen this name come up on here a few times.

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Really? it doesn't look bad to me.

Foam is probably ok.Drying the foam will take a LONG time.Mine took weeks. I suspect you'll find once you've got the seat covers off, the wood will look a lot worse than you think.It won't last very long unless sealed with epoxy and it doesn't appear that they are sealed when new from what I've seen.
(My new bases are all sealed using Timberseal PS epoxy, with large vent holes in the wood to stop water buildup)


You won't get it out of the seat backs in one piece anyway-it's bonded to the foam.

Contact JBT, they may have a new suicide seat backrest there and new backrests. The price of the new backrests is probably comparable to getting them recovered.

I got mine (material) from Snuggtopz in Norfolk.
From memory, the colours are light grey and Royal blue and the material is Nautolex.

There's a chart here, and they'll send you samples to confirm.

http://snuggs.me.uk/c/38/upholstery-vinyls?pagenumber=3
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Nos, That was when I got her as a reference photo, and I cant believe how bad they have got. The main area of concern is forward of the console, the anchor locker, sun deck, and console seat area are all split and damaged, the rest has a few splits - but if getting it completed I am guessing it would be most cost affective, and look best doing it all in one go.

I will drop JBT a mail
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See my last edit-there's a bit more info there for you.
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Hi Steve,

PM me or call if you want to know who we use to do Ballistics. Can't think of the top of my head, but can look it up as we had some done recently for a dry stack client. Seemed a good price.

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Due to a lack of funds - I didn’t manage to re-trim my seats this winter.

I removed and stripped all the seats down at the end of last season to dry them out in the hope of reusing the foam and using the old as templates so now I have a pile of bits to reassemble ready for my first trip in March.

I am fine with the wooden bases, but what adhesive do you recommend to stick the fabric to the fibreglass bases? Ideally something I can easily collect from a DIY store so I can get them done this weekend.

Also any recommendations on tape or similar I could use on the inside to patch up the worst cracks / rips?
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Thinking of this...

Evo-Stik Impact Adhesive 500ml | High Strength Adhesives | Screwfix.com
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evo stick should be fine , what sort of price you were quoted for re trimming upholstery ?
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Everything from 1500 to about 500. As I added the NMEA2000 and new lowrance kit that’s taken up all my winter budget.

I still want it doing but have some bookings for the rib in March so it needs to be back together in the next few weeks, if I get the money and the time I may revisit this midsummer – but if not it will be done at winter.
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