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Old 01-24-2011, 02:04 PM
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I found a box of muslin material while going through my mom's belongings. RIP. Would it serve me any purpose for automotive interior work? Nothing wrong with it at all. She picked it up about 4 or 5 years ago and it was stored in a dry place at room temperature.

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Old 01-24-2011, 02:48 PM
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I have seen material like that placed over the foam so the vinyl or leather would slide and not stick and bunch when it is stretched over the seats..

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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Muslin (which is a thin open weave cotton based material), like a lot of other things in the upholstery trade, has kind of gone by the wayside. I personally don't use anything (like cotton or burlap) that is not synthetic. The synthetics just make more sense, especially in car seats that sit out in your garage and can be the target of mice for nesting materials. They don't mess around with the synthetic stuff, other than fiberglass insulation which they can pull apart pretty easily.

I replaced a headliner in a '49 Packard, and the mice had filled up the area from the middle of the headliner to the passenger side of the car from front to back with cotton and insulation they had scavenged from the seats.

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