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Alternative to Leather wrap?

I want to wrap some roll bar tubing, leather would be great but the expense and amount I would need isn't so great.

How/Can you wrap a bar like that with something else, was going to try vinyl, or even a faux suede. Thoughts, tips, suggestions?
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I would suggest you don't try to cover it with anything that doesn't stretch very much, and faux suede doesn't stretch very much at all. If I were you, I'd try some vinyl.

The easiest way to do it is to pad the roll bar a little bit with foam, and then wrap it with rectangular sheets of fabric that are closed with snaps, with Velcro, or laced on through small grommet holes. The corners would have to be cut at angles, or just leave the corners alone and cover only the straight sections.
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I did make a cover with vinly and sew foam/velcro.

What I didn't like was how thick it got on the velcro seam.
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Put the sew foam on the roll cage separately from the fabric. Put it on backing side out. Then the Velcro will only be sewn to the fabric and will slip on the backing instead of grab onto the foam.
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