Ordered some material

Have you done so much to the car today that it just doesn't fit into one section, or are you too damn lazy to split it all up? Either way, this is the section for you.

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Ordered some material

Post by Briano1234 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:19 pm

Got tricked on to this fabric, Cordura Ballistic Nylon. So I ordered some swatches, as I want to do my seats, but to be honest, I wasn't impressed with the TMI. They didn't seam to hold up as well as I would of wanted, so I am looking to do them in Nylon
Scuff and abrasion resistant, and if I make them myself I can get rid of that damned bead, and do a surge stitch over the seam on the outside and get a
better looking cover I think.

The material isn't that expensive....

Can't wait for the samples to arrive.
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Re: Ordered some material

Post by CalAltaDubber » Wed May 11, 2016 10:28 pm

Hey Brian have you got a picture?
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Re: Ordered some material

Post by Briano1234 » Thu May 12, 2016 8:59 am

No, the swatches were ok, and the color was close to what wanted.

Here is where I ordered them from
http://www.rockywoods.com/Fabrics-Kits/ ... on-Fabrics

http://www.rockywoods.com/Fabrics-Kits/ ... on-Fabrics
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Re: Ordered some material

Post by Briano1234 » Thu May 12, 2016 9:02 am

Butt, caught this.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VW-Golf-Cabrio- ... 9g&vxp=mtr

They slip over your existing seats.
I got the Beige set, material is Pleather but soft.

Hopefully I can get a picture of the things, as it was door card material front and rear, seat covers front and rear and headrests.
Took about 3 weeks to get them.
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Re: Ordered some material

Post by Briano1234 » Fri May 20, 2016 7:35 am

Here is a teaser pic.
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I thought that they slipped over the existing cushions but noooooo. Had to remove the old covers and I have found the easy way to remove the old ones with no damage.

Where the bars are hog ringed I cut the Hog rings. I then remove the Cushion from the back and holding the bars with a pair of pliers I squished the cushion about 2 inches which allowed me to remove the bars easily.

The new covers for the rear had bar holders which I used heavy Wire Coat Hangers Cut and bent. Then the good old hog rings to Hold down.
To fit the back cover over the pivot bar I had to cut the new cover about 1 inch higher, then I sewed that cut to protect the material and to keep it to the zipper. I was glad to have my son to assist in Zipping it up... as 2 hands made lighter work.

Yes they aren't mounted....Just sitting there after cleaning my carpet..

Found a good way to clean the carpet.
Dampened the Carpet with hot water and a spray bottle.
Sprayed it liberally with "Totally Awesome".
Scrubbed it with a brush.
Poured Hot water about a half gallon on the carpet scrubbed it again, sucked it all out with my wet-r-dry shop vac.
Repeated the cleaner, water ,scrub and brush and vac until all the mud was gone, carpet is soft and fuzzy like new.
Actually worked better than my carpet cleaner.

Console was removed and painted Satin Black, the Gauge faces were cleaned of the flaky black on the trim rings, polished them bright and shiny, clear coated with 3 coats....

Knee Bar is to come out, but have to take it slow as I had oral surgery and well it is a tad painful....
So after I get the Interior changed, I will be getting a "tannish" colored top.

Have also come up with a fix for the bolster foam dust that falls out on to the carpet, so hopefully I can have a clean interior most of the time.
Don't know if I want to make a new boot cover, or just Spray the White one. But I will get-r-done.
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Re: Ordered some material

Post by Briano1234 » Wed May 25, 2016 8:20 pm

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Changing it over a tad bit, the fronts are all that is left.
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Re: Ordered some material

Post by Briano1234 » Sat May 28, 2016 4:53 pm

Ok finished from White to Black and Tan.

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It was a pain in the Ass but looks better than funky white with broken bolsters.
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Re: Ordered some material

Post by 84Vert » Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:24 pm

Those look really good
84 Rabbit Convertible

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