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Old 12-31-2011, 06:49 PM
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OK here is what I ended up doing. I tried many sizes and colors of thread and backings. I ended up using batting material and posterboard. I used posterboard because I couldn't find chipboard locally and it was strong enough to hold the thread so it would compress the batting. I glued the batting to the material and to the posterboard then sewed the design with 92 poly thread. I left 1/2 inch on the bottom and one inch on the top and sides without anything glued on so it would hold glue better and so it would go around the edges of the door without being too thick. Instead of back stiching I left extra thread at each end of a section then tied them off on the back and put a drop of glue on each end. I used pop rivits to put the weatherstrip back on. Here is a picture, I thought it came out pretty well compared to spending $800 for a set.
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