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maxpower220
08-17-2013, 03:37 PM
The driver's seat bottom was pretty brittle as a can fell on it and made the crack. So I purchased some matching vinyl and tried it out. I won't be opening an upholstery shop anytime soon, but it came out workable. There are some pretty acute angles and turns on that little thing.

mikeg205
08-17-2013, 03:54 PM
Nice job - Works for me... my interior is on borrowed time... cheating time right now with some clear frosted vinyl...

Totally amazing cleaner to get all crud and vinyl conditioner... sticking very well.

Just need to get a few more seasons out of it... before I have the interior redone.

mah2496
08-21-2013, 08:41 PM
[QUOTE=mikeg205;969425]Nice job - Works for me... my interior is on borrowed time... cheating time right now with some clear frosted vinyl...

We're you get the clear frosted vinyl? I'm on borrowed time as well.

mikeg205
08-21-2013, 11:28 PM
From my office.. I work for a vinyl print manufacturer - you can get it at most vinyl shops.

homer12
08-21-2013, 11:56 PM
does that clear vinyl have adhesive backing or do you have to use a separate adhesive?

mikeg205
08-22-2013, 08:48 AM
does that clear vinyl have adhesive backing or do you have to use a separate adhesive?

adhesive backed... I just cut it to strips I can work with.

homer12
08-22-2013, 02:36 PM
maxpower220, are you using standard thread on a domestic sewing machine? I have always wondered how that would hold up.

chriscraftmatt1976
08-22-2013, 02:39 PM
maxpower220, are you using standard thread on a domestic sewing machine? I have always wondered how that would hold up.

I dunno what he uses, but I have an all metal gearing 50's era singer machine, and use special marine thread to do boat upholstery. Standard thread won't last as well.

chriscraftmatt1976
08-22-2013, 02:40 PM
The driver's seat bottom was pretty brittle as a can fell on it and made the crack. So I purchased some matching vinyl and tried it out. I won't be opening an upholstery shop anytime soon, but it came out workable. There are some pretty acute angles and turns on that little thing.

Looks pretty good. Vinyl is a difficult thing to do. Every one you do will come out better than the last.

maxpower220
08-22-2013, 05:06 PM
I got marine specific thread from the upholstery store. It is called "Sunguard" 4oz. Bonded Polyester.

The sewing machine is my wifes, but it has a feeding foot for leather/vinyl. After a little set up, the machine worked great. Again, this is a small project. I have about $25 and 3 hours into it.

chriscraftmatt1976
08-22-2013, 05:58 PM
I got marine specific thread from the upholstery store. It is called "Sunguard" 4oz. Bonded Polyester.

The sewing machine is my wifes, but it has a feeding foot for leather/vinyl. After a little set up, the machine worked great. Again, this is a small project. I have about $25 and 3 hours into it.

Nice. That would have cost a pretty penny at a shop.