Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southwest Virginia - West of I-77
I have the same replacement cover.
I removed the old cover, which was easy enough to do, but I had to take the new cover and the "old" seat base & foam combo to an upholstery shop. Though I'm a big, strong guy I just could not do a good job of stapling using only a mechanical (non-pneumatic / non-electric) stapler, which is all I had to use. The plastic seat base is very hard and it's really difficult (I found it impossible) to seat the staples fully. I think I've read reports from others who had the same experience as me.
Beyond that though, I really like the new cover. It's very nice. The shop did a great job with the install and they did it quick and for a very reasonable price (I paid them $10 more than they asked just because they charged such an unreasonably low price and I could see from my failed installation attempts that a fair bit of physical effort (stretching, holding, stapling) was involved).
In the end, an overall great-looking seat. I really like the use of two different-appearance materials.