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Old 09-17-20, 02:57 PM
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old, worn out saddle repair

Hey Everyone,
Just wanted to share my attempt at patching up an old saddle with caulk. It worked, but I'm not crazy about how it looks. I thought maybe someone could offer their past experience, as now I plan to make a vinyl cover for it instead. Thanks

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Old 09-17-20, 03:25 PM
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Have a look at this thread. Recover Your Saddle
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Old 09-17-20, 09:10 PM
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What Cranky crank said ^, please try the above link, if you give it a chance you will be pleased. You have the spirit and skill to do a very nice job.
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My lbs has a bin of nice, old saddles for $5/ea.

I found a couple black Turbos in there with minor cracks that looked pretty good after applying some black Sugru moldable glue. Sorta fun to work with. Wear gloves and roll it around before applying.
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UPDATE!!! I think I'm going to try putting some polyurethane over the dap to make it shiny and smoother. Any thoughts?
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I just don't think that repair will hold up over time, we recover seats with a marine grade vinyl and it only takes about 20-25 minutes. We recover many seats a year this was and seems to be holding up fairly well.
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