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rovert 06-01-2008 09:12 PM

grip stitch sew foam
 
krist kustoms sells a product called grip stitch sew foam, sounds interesting, do we know how it is used? sounds like something that we non pros could use.

DanTwoLakes 06-02-2008 03:12 PM

Sew foam is simply 1/4" or 1/2" open cell (soft) foam that can come with a variety of different backings applied that will hold stitching without the stitching cutting through the foam. Fabric is glued to it and then stitched around the perimeter to make seat parts, usually just the top of the lower seat and the front of the seat back, but you can use it for all the seat parts if you use 1/4" on the bottom and side bands. Check out this thread starting at post #10 CLICK HERE

rovert 06-03-2008 07:12 PM

ggrip stitch sew foam
 
thanks Dan, i think that we are familiar with sew foam, grip stitch sew foam is said to attach to hook and loop, eliminating that necessity to use listing wires, that sounds like a great idea to me, perhaps less sewing and obviouslymaking assembly and disassembly easier.

DanTwoLakes 06-03-2008 09:30 PM

Sorry. When I said that sew foam comes with a variety of backings, obviously one of them is Velcro. Car manufacturers have been using this and things like it for years. Another thing they have been using is Velstick, which is a plastic strip about an inch wide with the hook side of Velcro built into it. The Velstick is attached (glued) to the seat foam where you want a seam held down. All you do then is sew a loop-like side to the seam on the seat cover you want to hold down. Yes, it eliminates listing wires, and makes it easier to assemble and adjust the seat covers. I will post pictures tomorrow when I get to work.

DanTwoLakes 06-04-2008 06:40 AM

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Here are the pics. The first is of 2003 Monte Carlo bucket seat foam. You can see the strips of black Velstick. The second picture is of the seat cover that goes over the foam. The orange stuff is a yarn-like material that the factory sewed to the seams that mate with the Velstick. Last pic is a piece of Velstick. It comes in 4 foot lengths, and is cut up to fit the areas it is needed in. There is also a white gauze-like fabric that can be sewed onto the seams to mate with the Velstick.

rovert 06-04-2008 09:09 PM

grip stitch sew foam
 
Thanks Dan for the time you spent to answer me, i'm sure others will benefit.Basically, you would apply velstick in the areas you would normally sew pockets for listing wires . the grip stitch sew foam attached to the cover would then attach itself to the velstick giving the cover the definition desired .

DanTwoLakes 06-05-2008 01:55 PM

Yes, Velcro backed sew foam is the loop side, and you would need the hook side to attach the seat to the seat foam. You could do that in a number of different ways, Velstick being one of them.

LSX Nova 06-07-2008 07:22 AM

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Originally Posted by DanTwoLakes
Here are the pics. The first is of 2003 Monte Carlo bucket seat foam. You can see the strips of black Velstick. The second picture is of the seat cover that goes over the foam. The orange stuff is a yarn-like material that the factory sewed to the seams that mate with the Velstick. Last pic is a piece of Velstick. It comes in 4 foot lengths, and is cut up to fit the areas it is needed in. There is also a white gauze-like fabric that can be sewed onto the seams to mate with the Velstick.

Thanks Dan for posting these pictures. It takes some of the mystery out of interior construction. What type of glue is used to bond the Velstick to the foam?

DanTwoLakes 06-07-2008 08:01 AM

High temperature contact adhesive works just fine.


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