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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 06-03-2016, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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I have had a set sitting around for a good few months now. How easy are they to fit yourself...or is it best left to a pro...

I did have someone local that was able to do it but unfortunately they are very busy at the moment, does anyone have any contacts in the UK that can do it, preferably in the SW.

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Easy to do. All you need is a staple gun. It easier with two people.
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Ya dude I did it myself pretty loaded one night haha. Just follow the directions.

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Thanks, I'll see if I can find some instructions but....I hope luimoto isn't a bad omen ;(
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Look at the Luimoto site they have an instructional video on it and really is that easy.
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Try this link
http://www.luimoto.com/gallery.php?g=VIDEO

I ordered a Luimoto seat cover and should receive it any day now. This is what they told me when I queried the fitting with them and on this basis I ordered one. Everything I've read since has said the same, that it is easy. Even though my OEM cover is in good condition i will remove it to fit the Luimoto:

'Thank you for your interest in our products. Our seat covers do require installation using a staple gun to secure it to the bottom of your plastic seat pan.

If your seat has no rips or tears you can install our seat covers directly over your oem covers.'

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Well, so far, not so good.
I have a power stapler, hand type but only about a dozen staples left.

Was going to order some more but thought I would try them first.
They are 8mm staples - even on the highest setting they would only drive into the seat about 1mm.

Electric staplers are 35-60 +, just for one job so looks like back to square one
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Well, so far, not so good.
I have a power stapler, hand type but only about a dozen staples left.

Was going to order some more but thought I would try them first.
They are 8mm staples - even on the highest setting they would only drive into the seat about 1mm.

Electric staplers are 35-60 +, just for one job so looks like back to square one
Dont mean to sound like a bodger LOL
but if you dont want to splash out on the proper tool could you not get away with using something like drawing pins and tapping home with a small hammer.Personally i would use the correct stapler or find someone that has one.Good Luck

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I just used a regular hand stapler. You have to make sure it is pressed firmly against the plastic. Works best of the plastic of the seat is against the table also. Try to get it where the seat has no room to move when you staple it. Even the slightest movement and the staple will not go in all the way.
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What I mean was did you guys use a manual or power stapler, mine wasn't the most expensive out there, if there is a manual that works at reasonable cost then I'll go for that.
No point spending more on a stapler for a one off job than I spent on the cover itself, may as well pay some one to do it for me...
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