I have a couple of seats that need new skin. I thought it would be a good learning exercise to try and reupholster them myself. The first one I am trying is an SV650 passenger seat; I chose this one to start because it seemed like a simpler shape to practice on. The first material I a tried to use is a basic marine vinyl. This doesn't seem like it is going to work as it doesn't stretch much at all. I tried applying heat to it to allow it to stretch and even with low heat it mostly just melts or if you try to stretch it while warm it tears. Maybe it's just cheap material, I don't know, but it looks pretty good under normal conditions. I'm thinking a 4-way stretch marine vinyl might be the way to go, but that is a little more pricey so would prefer to buy something that has been proven for this. Anyone else had any luck doing this? What material did you use? Any tricks?