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03-25-2013 07:39 AM
sportcoupe
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Originally Posted by DanTwoLakes View Post
I don't know what sewing machine you're using, but I can sew through 1/4" of plywood with my Consew 226. Sewing Sintra is even easier. You wouldn't have had to double up the Sintra, it's plenty strong at 1/8" thick (3MM). These door panels were made with 1/8" Sintra.

Here's two pieces of 1/8" Sintra sewn together. You could even do this with a home sewing machine if you had a large needle and just used the hand wheel to sew one stitch at a time.
I don't have a sewing machine but my panels are flat no stiching needed. Because my door latches protrude about 1/8" from the wood I used the first layer to make a flush panel. I only used pieces for the first layer then hot glued them to the second full size layer. then glued 1/8" foam backing to it all.
03-25-2013 07:24 AM
DanTwoLakes I don't know what sewing machine you're using, but I can sew through 1/4" of plywood with my Consew 226. Sewing Sintra is even easier. You wouldn't have had to double up the Sintra, it's plenty strong at 1/8" thick (3MM). These door panels were made with 1/8" Sintra.

Here's two pieces of 1/8" Sintra sewn together. You could even do this with a home sewing machine if you had a large needle and just used the hand wheel to sew one stitch at a time.
03-25-2013 06:13 AM
sportcoupe Good morning i just used Sintra for my door panels on my coupe. I use 3m spray glue to adhere the foam and the door fabric no staples. there is no way to sew it unless you pre-drill all the holes. I doubled up on the board to make a 1/4" panel then added the foam backing.
03-24-2013 04:58 PM
DanTwoLakes PVC foamboard is like a solid sheet of PVC, but only half the weight. It is flexible, but it is not flimsy. It goes by the brand names Komatex, Sintra, CelTec, and Palight. Yes, you can staple to it and sew through it.
03-24-2013 04:25 PM
ol skool spirit Is pvc foamboard a hard plastic material or more like the stuff they mount large pictures to? I have started looking for a sign shop to see this stuff. Just wondering if you can staple thru it? I've seen the panels they sell for street rod interiors, is that similar?
03-17-2013 01:22 PM
DanTwoLakes
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Originally Posted by S10xGN View Post
What's the word on this stuff from PerfectFit.com?

Russ
It's also called waterproof panel board, and comes in black also. It's basically just heavy cardboard, and isn't nearly as "waterproof" as they claim. It is also not nearly as good as PVC foamboard (Sintra).
03-17-2013 01:19 PM
DanTwoLakes
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After reading the post I went out a bought a sheet of Sintra at the local sign shop for $40. Is it best to add a padding of some sort under the final covering first? What works best? It doesn't have to be thick maybe 1/8" to 1/4". Also i need carpet for the floors and trunk area black any ideas what durable and cheap. SC
Yes, put some kind of padding over the Sintra and under the fabric. You can use anything you want to pad the panel, but you would generally use closed cell foam (brand name Volara) which is very firm. It comes in 1/8" and 1/4". Most auto upholstery supply stores have black closed loop automotive carpet or black trunk lining at a reasonable price. Here's one place: Trunklining
03-17-2013 11:12 AM
S10xGN What's the word on this stuff from PerfectFit.com?

Russ
03-17-2013 10:44 AM
sportcoupe After reading the post I went out a bought a sheet of Sintra at the local sign shop for $40. Is it best to add a padding of some sort under the final covering first? What works best? It doesn't have to be thick maybe 1/8" to 1/4". Also i need carpet for the floors and trunk area black any ideas what durable and cheap. SC
03-12-2013 09:17 PM
DanTwoLakes I'm not talking about the Masonite type product you used in your cars 40 years ago. I'm talking about the Masonite the OP could find in his home improvement store today. All I am saying is that there are better choices out there than any Masonite type product for panel material. Being old school doesn't mean not changing with the times. They used to pad car seats with cotton, and cover the seat springs with burlap. Is that still happening? Car manufacturers sometimes make mistakes with things they decided to use. Just ask anybody who had a GM headliner in the 80's. Almost all of them failed because the glue failed and the headliner fabric separated from its foam backing.
03-12-2013 08:28 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by BOBCRMAN@aol.com View Post
Nice work!

Like I said old skool. What I was used to working with back in the sixties/seventies. It still works. Plos I have less than $1.00 per 4x6 sheet. Originally bought 250 sheets back in early seventies at an auction of a trim supplier that died, in Detroit.
I would use it too Bob if I had it and had been pleased with the results. My purpose was only to point the OP toward a product that he could purchase locally that, as Dan said, is an excellent product.

John L
03-12-2013 08:23 PM
BOBCRMAN@aol.com Nice work!

Like I said old skool. What I was used to working with back in the sixties/seventies. It still works. Plos I have less than $1.00 per 4x6 sheet. Originally bought 250 sheets back in early seventies at an auction of a trim supplier that died, in Detroit.
03-12-2013 07:32 PM
John long Maybe this will shownthe curve better.

03-12-2013 07:28 PM
John long I don't know exactly what you are using Bob. You say it is not masonite but is a masonite type material. Obviously it is not a product the OP can go to the store and ask for. Years ago I used 1/8 tempered masonite that is more water resistant than regular masonite but it is hard to find, expensive and still will deteriorate eventually.

The PVC board is 100% waterproof, formable, with a little heat, and economical. The last I bought was 22 dollars for 4 x 8 sheet. It makes no sense not to go with it, unless of course, someone already has whatever it is you've got. Below is a picture of one of my door panels that needed a little curve for my roadster. All it takes is a little heat from a heat gun as Dan said and you are done.

It sews easily and holds glue well. What more could you ask for?

John L

03-12-2013 03:13 PM
BOBCRMAN@aol.com Sorry, had to answer the phone. PS to above.

"With all due respect to you , Bob, Masonite is the worst thing on the planet to use inside a car with all the temperature changes they go through."

Auto manufacturers still use it in present vehicles. Ford, Chrysler and Honda for sure.. When Michigan was first hit by this recession. I contracted a job inspecting the raw panels as they were shipped from Indiana to a shop in Detroit. There they were covered with a fabric, by a heat press machine. Molded wood fiber door panels and interior cover panels. Sealed with a clear coating.
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