One commonly ignored step which separates professional work from unprofessional work is the unforgivable failure to perform a quick and simple function: removal of the old vinyl cover. The necessity of this step cannot be overstated. Although it only takes a couple of minutes to remove, unfortunately many do not. But why is this step so important?
Vinyl booth seat covers go through a natural process of hardening called “dry-rotting.” As vinyl ages, it transforms from soft, supple and stretchy to hard, dry and brittle. Once this happens, just the act of sitting on the seat will cause the vinyl to crack, no back-pocket screw drivers or car keys required. These cracks spread quickly and result in large rips and tears. The edges of these rips and tears are very hard and jagged. When a new soft cover is laid over these hard, jagged edges, it acts like a serrated edged knife which literally cuts an identical patterned hole into the new cover. This is guaranteed to happen 100% of the time. As a result, the new cover won’t last 50% as long as it should have lasted. So, always make sure the old cover is removed. Otherwise, you might end up with a seat that’s more hole than cushion!
We remove old seat covers on every single booth, every single time, without fail.