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Old 07-14-2018, 06:36 PM   #1
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My arm rest vinyl on my console has cracked bad. Short of buying a new console does anyone make a vinyl sticky type repair kit are what ever to cover it? Very annoying one my right elbow.
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Old 07-14-2018, 06:39 PM   #2
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Camo duct tape! You won't even know it's there.
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Old 07-14-2018, 06:40 PM   #3
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Camo duct tape! You won't even know it's there.
Good one!
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Old 07-14-2018, 06:41 PM   #4
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Salvage yard?
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Old 07-14-2018, 06:53 PM   #5
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A wooly fluffy winter time sock

Comfort over appearance all day IMO
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:04 PM   #6
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I've laid a hand towel on mine for years. Saves the vinyl and your arm doesn't stick to it when sweaty. Duct tape, hand towel, and drive it.
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:07 PM   #7
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Chevy Silverado?

I have the same exact arm rest (including color) with the exact same problem.....luckily, mine is a company vehicle and my new F150 should be here any day.
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:10 PM   #8
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Chevy Silverado?

I have the same exact arm rest (including color) with the exact same problem.....luckily, mine is a company vehicle and my new F150 should be here any day.
Yes Chevy Duramax with just 55k miles so I have to drive it a few more years.
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:18 PM   #9
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I just keep a package of microfiber towels handy. My console is all leather (no tray) so what I have considered is a piece of leather I could form and just drape over the console. That is what I do now with the towel.

I saw a Tandy location on I-20(?) when leaving Ft Worth last year but did not stop.


55,000 miles! That must be a good bracing point getting in and out the door. On second thought, maybe take it to a trim shop and furnish a piece of elephant or Cape buffalo hide for repairs

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Old 07-14-2018, 07:20 PM   #10
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I'm sure you could buy the vinyl cover for like $30 on eBay.


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Old 07-14-2018, 07:22 PM   #11
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Take it to an vehicle upholstery shop. There is a guy in Weir. Might be able to replace single section. Might just lay a towel for time being.

A local used car dealer might have a contact for someone closer.
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:23 PM   #12
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Gorilla tape!
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:34 PM   #13
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Gorilla tape!
This is what I would do.

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Old 07-14-2018, 07:42 PM   #14
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My buddy at Autofacelifts in south Houston could recover it for you properly. PM if interested. You could remove it and ship it.

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Old 07-14-2018, 09:38 PM   #15
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That’s exactly why i keep a towel draped over my console!
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Old 07-15-2018, 07:20 AM   #16
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I wouldnt waste my time messing with patching that when you can purchase a whole new lid off ebay for $20. Not sure about the year or what not but I found these after a quick search.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...nsole&_sacat=0
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Old 07-15-2018, 07:42 AM   #17
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Upholstery shop can fix it

One here did the one in wife's explorer for about $25

You can buy a replacement vinyl cover but you need about 5 hands to stretch/hold/fasten it so it looks good. Speaking from experience
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Old 07-15-2018, 10:53 AM   #18
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Upholstery shop can fix it

One here did the one in wife's explorer for about $25

You can buy a replacement vinyl cover but you need about 5 hands to stretch/hold/fasten it so it looks good. Speaking from experience
Agreed unless your experienced, don't care what it looks like or just plain lucky take it to an upholstery shop. Had one done also for less than $50 and it was leather.
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:48 AM   #19
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Throw a towel over it! The torn vinyl will keep the towel in place. It will slide around if you cover it with duct tape! Next problem!!


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Old 07-15-2018, 01:11 PM   #20
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I wrapped one in the stuff you wrap an ankle in.
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Old 07-16-2018, 11:23 AM   #21
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I bought the replacement cover on ebay for my 07 Tahoe a couple years back. pretty easy to install and good as new
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