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Old 07 November 2009, 09:23   #1
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Seat fabric

What's the best stuff to use to recover seats? Pref in black.
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Have a look on eBay for vinyl material or PVC, you'll get a few dodgy results but some are ok.
Either that or one of our friendly retubers might have an offcut....
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You'll find most decent upholsterers/upholstery shops will sell good quality vinyl. You may even e able to colour match it to your tubes.

Hint. If you're cutting foam to make a base, use a cheap electric carving knife.
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Thanks lads.
By a stroke of luck I've got the lend of one of those hot wire cutting things for shaping the foam.

Now, after seeing my dads hands after making a new cover for the back of his MY by hand. Can a normal sewing machine handle the stuff?
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I know you've seen it before but its a help:

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=14530
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I know you've seen it before but its a help:

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=14530
Cheers mate! I'd forgoten about that thread

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14. Cut layers of seating foam to make seat support, backed with a resin coated sheet of marine ply. Remembered just in time to cut holes in ply to allow air to vent in and out.
15. My wife made cover using hyperlon, we where a bit worried about whether the sowing machine was going to handle multiple layers of hyperlon, so we took advice and where told to use sowing machine needles for leather and a polyester thread, worked a treat.
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