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Old 07-22-2006, 03:53 PM
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luan and leather

I am a bit hesitant trying to do the interior of my Chevy fleetline hotrod but am going to give it a shot just so I can say "I did it myself".

I have the luan plywood cut for the door panels and quarters. Closed cell 1/8" foam has been glued to the luan using 3m's 90 spray adhesive.

......My concern is the leather.

Do I glue the leather in one shot? ...or do I glue the flat part first and then wrap the edges and glue

How tight should I pull on the leather? Should I use some kind of clamps to hold while the glue sets?

How do I wrap corners that will be wrinkle free?

How much leather should be used to wrap around on the back side of the luan?

Thanks for your response!

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Old 07-23-2006, 02:27 PM
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Glue the face of the panel and the leather all at one time, let it dry, put the two pieces together and get it smooth. Then turn the panel over and glue the backside edges. Leave about 2 to 3 inches of material for the backside so you have some leverage to pull with. If you're using real leather, getting wrinkle free round corners will be no problem, the leather should be very stretchy. If it's not, you can cut "V" notches ( like the points of a star)so that the fabric doesn't overlap. Another choice would be to staple it down instead of gluing it. I assume it's 1/4" luan, so using 1/4" staples would work also, that's up to you. Good luck.
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