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Old 03-23-2012, 01:15 PM
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Covering Sculpted Seats

I'm not sure how to describe what I'm asking but I'm sure someone (Dan) will know what exactly I'm talking about. How does one go about covering these heavily sculpted custom built seats that I see from all the big names in the business. (Mangus, Krist Kustoms etc.) How do they get the edges of the inserts planted so deeply into the crevices in the seat lines. I realize that generally its done with listings, wires, hog rings etc. but the custom builds are done from scratch. I'm assuming maybe its with contact cement? You guys probably know what I'm talkin about but a couple of examples are on the Ron Mangus website. 1 is under "custom projects", album: 49 conv. photo # P1030197 and another is under "gallery", page 2, album: olds, Photo HPIM0448. Could be a good candidate for a how to tutorial. Thanks for any input.


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Old 03-23-2012, 01:45 PM
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It can be done a number of ways. Yes, it can be done with contact adhesive, but if you ever want to take the seats apart, you'll have a mess. The traditional way is with listings, wires and hog rings, but that requires some skill if the listing is curved like a 60's Mustang seat. Another way is to attach the listing areas with Velcro, like almost every modern car seat. In any event, the insert area needs to be held in place. How you do it is up to you.

Check out this thread, it will give you some ideas about doing the seats with Velcro. Start at post # 21: CLICK HERE

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