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Old 03-23-2015, 12:27 PM
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New Upholstery Thickness

I've gone through quite a few old threads but only found 1 recommendation on upholstery thickness. I have a 94 prostar. One thread mentioned that MC started using 32oz vinyl around 2000 which means that maybe they used 30oz in 94. I have a 30oz sample that just seams too thin. Any pro feedback would be appreciated.
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:51 PM
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:06 PM
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I've gone through quite a few old threads but only found 1 recommendation on upholstery thickness. I have a 94 prostar. One thread mentioned that MC started using 32oz vinyl around 2000 which means that maybe they used 30oz in 94. I have a 30oz sample that just seams too thin. Any pro feedback would be appreciated.
If it's thinner and 30 oz, it just means it's more dense. Vinyl is a semi-porous skin with foam behind it in many cases. The EPA made changes to what it allows in the chemical composition, so we get to deal with their demands when they don't allow enough time to test new formulations, as seen in the early 2000s.

The thickness is far less important than abrasion tests, flexibility, tensile strength and stretchability in all directions.
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