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For DIY install of the "seat back protector" or "cargo side panel protectors", the installation calls for a Rotabroach cutter. The tool is for cutting holes in the seat back (8mm) or cargo side panel (6mm) for inserting snap hardware or rivets, respectively.

Before I perform the actual install, I tested the Rotabroach cutter on a piece of vinyl siding. Photos as follows:
  1. 8mm cutter (top left), 6mm cutter (top right), small washer for arbor with small cutters, large washer for arbor with large cutters, arbor that attaches to a handheld power drill
  2. assembled arbor with small washer and 8mm cutter (the cutters are very sharp)
  3. pilot hole with 1/8" drill bit (left) and 8mm hole with arbor & 8mm cutter
The pilot hole and arbor keeps the hole centered while cutting. Yes, the Rotabroach cutter made a nice clean hole and does no reqiure much pressure. It would be prudent to clean the cutter head after each hole.

The only place that I found online for the cutters was directly with Blair Equipment or via Amazon. The cutters came in a 3 pack, unfortunately. I'll sell the cutters and arbor when done.

Order information for Blair:​
Rotabroach Arbor (11122)​
8mm Rotabroach Cutters (11208-3)​
6mm Rotabroach Cutters (11206-3)​


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For DIY install of the "seat back protector" or "cargo side panel protectors", the installation calls for a Rotabroach cutter. The tool is for cutting holes in the seat back (8mm) or cargo side panel (6mm) for inserting snap hardware or rivets, respectively.
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Excellent, thanks. I've ordered the parts and a cutter set from Amazon. We'll see how it all goes together. I got a cutter kit that starts at 8mm, but I'm not planning to do the side panel protectors so I should be fine and I have other use for the cutters so it was worth the expense. I appreciate the info!
 

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I was thinking about getting these but the dealer quoted me about $500 installed and the parts are barely over $100, so if/when I get them, I absolutely will be doing a self-install, thanks for the info..
 

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Hey guys/gals on the seat back protectors I took a look at the ‘install instruction’ posted here (mine came with none) and in my opinion the instructions are way over kill for me and I cut out about half and I still think the install is easy-peasey and they provide great protection and are not going anywhere ? / anyways, wanted to share my .02 ?
 

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Hey guys/gals on the seat back protectors I took a look at the ‘install instruction’ posted here (mine came with none) and in my opinion the instructions are way over kill for me and I cut out about half and I still think the install is easy-peasey and they provide great protection and are not going anywhere ? / anyways, wanted to share my .02 ?
I just finished installing my seat back protectors. I posted a separate thread with more info. Correct, it is not difficult and having the right tools always help. If you are OCD, you may wish to go slowly at first.
 

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Sorry to necro-bump this, but I'm looking into doing the seatback and cargo protectors installation - right now, for all of the snap fasteners and screw wells it's looking like it'll cost about $50 - is this really something that couldn't be accomplished with a fender washer and some 1" self-tapping screws? Any reasons to actually worry about having the screw wells in there, instead of just even something like small wall anchors with machine screws in them that will essentially serve the same purpose, if not do a better job of it? Just curious what it looked like past the carpeting, if it was just sheet metal or what. I'm planning on keeping this vehicle for a while, and even if I don't, I doubt somebody purchasing it would be bothered by there being an absence of something like screw wells...
 

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Sorry to necro-bump this, but I'm looking into doing the seatback and cargo protectors installation - right now, for all of the snap fasteners and screw wells it's looking like it'll cost about $50 - is this really something that couldn't be accomplished with a fender washer and some 1" self-tapping screws? Any reasons to actually worry about having the screw wells in there, instead of just even something like small wall anchors with machine screws in them that will essentially serve the same purpose, if not do a better job of it? Just curious what it looked like past the carpeting, if it was just sheet metal or what. I'm planning on keeping this vehicle for a while, and even if I don't, I doubt somebody purchasing it would be bothered by there being an absence of something like screw wells...
With the OEM seatback and cargo protectors, the accessories come with the necessary hardware. See the install instructions? The only item necessary is a Rotobrach cutters or a drill bit, depending on how precise you wish to be. The included rivets and snaps allow you to remove the protectors easily, if necessary.

On the seatback, you have to drill through carpet and then sheet metal. A self-tapping screw will likely grip sufficiently.

On the cargo area, it is only plastic. A self-tapping screw will not provide sufficient grip, thus the use of plastic rivets.
 

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nd cargo protectors, the accessories come with the necessary hardware. See the install instructions? The only item necessary is a Rotobrach cutters or a drill bit, depending on how precise you wish to be. The included rivets and snaps allow you to remove the protectors easily, if necessary.

On the seatback, you have to drill th
Thank you for the information! I'll definitely install them properly since it comes with all of the hardware, but to prevent sliding on the seatback and cargo bay protectors, yes, I might add either the velcro strips or try some small self-tappers after maybe hammering some grommets into the cover to help prevent tearing. Thanks again!!!
 

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Thank you for the information! I'll definitely install them properly since it comes with all of the hardware, but to prevent sliding on the seatback and cargo bay protectors, yes, I might add either the velcro strips or try some small self-tappers after maybe hammering some grommets into the cover to help prevent tearing. Thanks again!!!
If you didn't find these other posts, see these... rear seat back protectors and cargo side panel protectors.
 

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I installed the rear protectors and have the rota* cutters. If anyone interested and close to 60532 zip, I would give descent deal - message me ..
 

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I just have have the 8mm one as I just did the seats. If you want it, send me message how much is worth to you, including shipping.
 

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I installed the seat back protectors but just used the hang on the head rest piece. Didn't do the drill pieces as I didn't feel like drilling holes in the seats. IMHO it works out fine and they stay in place mostly. Plus it's super easy to pull them out and clean! :)
 
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