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Old 02-04-2003, 06:19 PM
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Well I bit the bullet and dropped by a local fabric store and found some bright red vinyl and decided to try and recover some of the plastic pieces in my truck. Man what a difference it made, the old brown color is now a bright red.. Thanks for some of the tips I got.

2 things I need to ask.

What is the best glue to use?

I got some of the 3M High strength 90 I think, it seems to want to pull of easy, but I am letting it sit for a while and see what happens.

What to cover speaker grills?

I have speaker grills in the back of my SUV, and I would like to cover them in vinyl or some other cloth (currently covered with cloth). How do I split the vinyl to let sound through?

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You need a hollow leather punch and a hammer to punch the holes in the vinyl to allow the sound to pass through. Your local hardware store should have them, they should look something like this CLICK HERE. I have aluminum drilled templates made in a few different patterns. I just lay the template on the material, and punch the leather through the holes in the aluminum, they come out exact every time.

As far as the adhesive, I think 3M Foam Fast would work better than the 90 for over the counter adhesive. If you still have trouble, stop in to a local upholstery shop, they should have something that would hold alot better. If you just have a few pieces to bond, they shouldnt charge much at all to spray some of their high strength adhesive on them.
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Very nice work Krist. Wow!
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Krist,

Very nice work indeed!

Thanks for the links, gives me lots of good ideas. I think I know somebody that does leather work as a hobby, so he probably has one of those punches, or better yet maybe I can trade him some computer repairs for having him do it-

I'll try some of the 3M glue you mentioned. The 90 held up overnight in the cold, but not sure how it will actually do.

I spent a lot of time on your site, I like some of the door panels you have. I think I may get some yellow or blue suede (or both) and outline the the inner portions of the door. Sure would be having soild red...

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Krist,

I had planned on runing my new console up below my airconditioning vents, but after looking at the top part of yours, it might look better to go ahead and run it over them up to the top.

My question is I don't see any air vents in your dash, how did tou connect them? Did you move them down? And what would I use as a shut to extend mine out about 3 inches??

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