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Old 10-05-2017, 09:11 AM   #21
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I spoke with Gil about the video and he is all for it! We will get a video made on Monday and I will get it to Otis. If you guys can think of anything else you need videos of just let me know. Thank you, gina
Do you have a link to this please Gina? as I will be starting mine very soon.
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I've used Naugahide for those, nice to work with. I kept a couple yards of black and white in my shop just for things like those.

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Most materials, including vinyl, will stretch easier in one direction (usually from side to side across the roll) than the other (into the roll). In the trade it's known as bias. When doing seat shells, make sure this stretch is running the length of the shell. Attach the material to one end, then pull hard to the other. As the material stretches, it will also roll inwards towards the sides. Although heat will certainly help, you should be able get the covers on with no wrinkles. Dave
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I've finished one for the 4 door, but not totally satisfied with results, as mentioned the thick vinyl seems to be the culprit. I keep saying, I've got to do the other shell, but I've keep put it off, although I've put the padding on..
Would love to see a video. I've seen one that Terry's (Chevman57) has done and it is just perfect.
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I've finished one for the 4 door, but not totally satisfied with results, as mentioned the thick vinyl seems to be the culprit. I keep saying, I've got to do the other shell, but I've keep put it off, although I've put the padding on..
Would love to see a video. I've seen one that Terry's (Chevman57) has done and it is just perfect.
Bill, from your picture I can clearly see you need to stretch that cover WAY more to the front. If you have (or can borrow/rent) a steamer that will really help soften up the material. At the very least a heat gun or hair dryer will also work. Just be careful not to heat the vinyl too much, or you'll make a shiny spot on the surface. Dave
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There are a couple videos on seat cover installation in the video section at the top of the page. Very informative if that's what you are looking for.

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Bill, from your picture I can clearly see you need to stretch that cover WAY more to the front. If you have (or can borrow/rent) a steamer that will really help soften up the material. At the very least a heat gun or hair dryer will also work. Just be careful not to heat the vinyl too much, or you'll make a shiny spot on the surface. Dave
Thanks for the suggestions. I used a hair dryer to heat the vinyl. Also pulled and used a set of upholstery pliers, still it was hard to pull and get the wrinkles out. Also had a few PM with Terry.
I used the Ciadella videos for the seats, and they came out looking good.
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