Fixing upholstery...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DeanMk, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    Anyone ever use fishing line to repair a torn seam on the seat?

    One of mine are splitting open.
    I thought about regular thread, but a seat can go through more stress than you might think, so I thought, maybe something stronger. More durable.
    I've got about 4000 yards of 2 lb. test. I figure it should work real nice, but maybe I'm overlooking something obvious.
    I don't want to, nor need to, replace the entire seat cover. I just want to fix about 3" of a seam.

    What do you think?
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  3. ultramac2003

    ultramac2003 New Member

    If it braided line it will work great. But a monofilament is probably not a good choice. IMO.
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  4. OP

    DeanMk Member

    It is monofilament.
    Why do you think its not a good choice?
  5. ultramac2003

    ultramac2003 New Member

    Just my opinion respectfully,
    Monofilament is a plastic for a very basic description.
    Braided is a cloth of sorts.
    If you have never fished with 2 rods one of each, it is difficult to explain.
    I suggest a simple test. Put on a pair of VERY thick gloves, wrap the line around your hand with just ONE wrap and try to break it. BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THE BRAIDED LINE IT WILL SLICE YOUR HAND CLEANLY AND EXTREMELY QUICKLY before it breaks. Then you will UNDERSTAND what I as an old man know for fact. Good luck and 2# BRAID doubled could probably pull a truck.
    It is so thin, if you try this, please be VERY CAREFUL and wear good gloves and go slow...
  6. OP

    DeanMk Member

    I know the mono isn't hard to break. As I said in my opening post, its just 2lb. test, but its the wear factor that I'm thinking about, not so much the tensile strength.
    Still, I hear what you're saying.
    I don't have any braided line, but I do have some monofilament.
    I will check on braided prices next time I'm out.
    Thank you for your input. Much appreciated.


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