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JZG88 04-17-2013 03:40 AM

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://i.ebayimg.com/t/classic-mini-...Teg~~60_12.JPG

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?
http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps53e96b1e.jpg


http://http://i731.photobucket.com/a...ps1a4c05b0.jpg

DanTwoLakes 04-17-2013 07:18 AM

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.

JZG88 04-19-2013 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by DanTwoLakes (Post 1667485)
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.

Oh, I'm using "Heads up super duty interior adhesive" It works well for the larger areas but lifts up around the curve edges a little, I'm gonna go to Home Depot to find some liquid glue because the spray adhesive gets every where when holding it 8 inches away as recommended. Is there something better out there that I can use. Oh, and I'm gonna try to make door cards when schools ends this summer, What type of adhesives work best on foam, vinyls, and masonite? Yea, Ive never sewn anything in my life, so I'm probably just cut it in the middle and fold it over, lol.
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..


http://upholsteryjournalmag.com/repo...l_0610_np3.jpg

DanTwoLakes 04-20-2013 07:16 AM

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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