How to fold corners with vinyl, help please!!!
Hi, guys I'm new to this forum my names Jesse, lol... OK, I've got a problem I am recovering my classic mini's rail with vinyl everything is going well, but I can not figure out a way to fold the corners without making it look ugly. Do any of you guys now a way to do so and making it look beautiful, haha... Oh, and the ash tray too, Anything advice would help, thank you.
just to give you guys an idea of the shape of the dash rail
http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps1a4c05b0.jpg http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps95f663ef.jpgI want it to look something like this.http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps3ca075b4.jpg
This is the ash tray hole, any ideas of how to fold/cut it?
What kind of glue are you using? The best way to do the ends and get the excess fabric out of the way is to cut a piece that matches the end and sew the two pieces together. Then you are cutting the sewn in piece and not the larger middle section. Then if you make a mistake you are only replacing the small end section, and not the whole dash.
For the ash tray hole, cut a horizontal line in the middle about 2" long and then four angled cuts up towards each of the four corners. Fold the fabric onto the back side of the dash and glue the vinyl down. Then just put the ash tray back in to hold the vinyl in place.
Thanks for your advice on the ash tray now that doesn't seem like something I can screw up, but I can surprise myself sometimes, hahaha..
Don't look at Home Depot or any other home improvement store for glue, they don't have what you need. You need contact adhesive designed for car interior work, Like DAP HHR Top and Trim Adhesive. That will work for anything you want to do inside your car. You should read this Wiki article: http://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/w...ntact_adhesive Overspray will come off with mineral spirits, but you can also brush on top and trim contact adhesive. Trust me when I tell you that most aerosols just won't work well for car interior work.
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