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Old 31 March 2012, 14:51   #1
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Upholstery question

Does anybody have any experience in upholstering jockey seats?

Just looking for the basics and where to source materials from.

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Old 31 March 2012, 15:26   #2
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I looked at your post for a little while and thought I wasn't going to bother. Let me explain.
You pay for what you get and proper upholstery is worlds apart from basic that falls apart every year.
You can use ply for the base but make sure it dipped in resin.
Use dry fast foam as it doesn't hold water.
Stainless staples.
Proper stitching. Ie cricket ball or piped with proper twine.
If you want it to last do it properly
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Old 31 March 2012, 16:31   #3
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cheers for the reply, everything you have explained I have in hand apart from the stitching.

Not sure how the piping connects to the vinyl, does it have a flange to stitch to and will any decent sewing machine do the trick?
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It's not worth the hassle of doing your own by the time you have all the bits, I got mine recovered only 4 backs and bases 120 at a chap that does motorbike seats.
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Does anybody have any experience in upholstering jockey seats?

Just looking for the basics and where to source materials from.

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Toomer and hayter. Now there's an old company. I used to deal with them must be 30 years ago. It's worth to know that they sell off roll ends etc at the boat jumbles
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use marine ply ( 7 ply ) not wbpand seal the wood with resin or epoxy
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It's worth to know that they sell off roll ends etc at the boat jumbles
Zebedee Fabrics in Bournemouth buy up most of the end of roll Sunseeker fabrics and vinyls, and are excellent upholsterers, at a fair price.

Upholstery Fabrics, Curtain Fabrics items in Zebedee Fabrics store on eBay!
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most companys require a cad file from a drawing in dfx format
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use marine ply ( 7 ply ) not wbpand seal the wood with resin or epoxy
Cheers-15 minutes up the road from me too!

7 ply 12mm for the bases? The originals are 3 ply 12mm.
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