The Leading School Bus Vinyl Repair System
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How It Works

Step 1 - Vinyl Repair

Our Starting Point

STEP 1

CLEAN AND FILL DAMAGE. The surface surrounding the cut should be free of dirt, oil and other contaminants.  Use a vinyl cleaner to remove unwanted substances. Inspect the subsurface foam for missing material, and add as much as necessary — getting the fill form an unwanted cushion — to provide a firm, even foundation for the incoming patch.

 

STEP 2

CUT AND INSERT PATCH. Find a piece of appropriately colored scrap vinyl and cut off a piece in the shape of the hole, but make it slightly bigger. Poke the material into the hole, shiny side up, and tuck it under the existing cover.

Step 2 Vinyl Repair

Cutting a patch for the hole.

Step 2

The patch inserted into the hole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 3

MELT PATCH INTO COVER.  Use a heat gun supplied with the Worldwide kit to melt the patch and surrounding vinyl together. Apply heat as evenly as possible over the entire patch area. moving the gun back and forth until slight whiffs of smoke appear. This smoke is a key indicator in the process because it’s released at the point where the vinyl melts sufficiently to form a good bond.

Texture pad showing the vinyl "grain".

Texture pad showing the vinyl “grain”.

Melting the patch into the cover.

Melting the patch into the cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apply the Liquid. Melting liquid vinyl. Pressing in the "grain" with the texture pad.

Apply the Liquid.
Melting liquid vinyl.
Pressing in the “grain” with the texture pad.

STEP 4

APPLY LIQUID VINYL. Evenly spread a thin layer of liquid vinyl across the patch area, then apply heat until the substance becomes transparent. Firmly press the surface with the texture pad that matches the seat being repaired. Repeat the process until the patch and surrounding cover are level and smooth. Several thin layers of liquid vinyl form a much stronger bond than a single thick one.

STEP 5

PAINT REPAIRED AREA. Apply a light coat of appropriately colored paint to the repair to blend it with the rest of the seat cover.

After painting the patched area, the repair is complete.

After painting the patched area, the repair is complete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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