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Panel,clips, then ??

This is probably so dumb I should go clean out the cat's litter box instead. But, I've formed my lovely Sintra backing board, drill the holes and installed the upholstery clips -I've decided on Auveco 808's. (BTW, got excellent price, shipping and service form Now, I am ready to spray on my weldwood adhesive and place my vinyl-except the installed clips prevent the panel from lying flat so that I can pressure roll the vinyl to seat it properly and glue it down.

So, How do I manage to do that? I've though of creating a sheet of plywood with holes drilled to accept the clips giving me a flat surface, but there must be a real way to do this?

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Old 05-14-2013, 12:00 PM
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Your question is not dumb, but you made the job a lot harder on yourself. The clip you chose is not an offset clip. Offset clips don't have to be installed until after the upholstery work is done. They also can be adjusted slightly as you're installing the panel to the door. That's why I always recommend 10780 or 12134 clips, both of which are offset. Because the clips you chose go directly over the hole in the door you are stuck with what you have, and you'll have to work around the clips, or start over. The good news is that once you are finished on the outside of the panel and flip the panel over to finish it the clips won't be in your way any more. Be careful that your padding is not so thin that the head of the clips telegraph through to the outside of the panel.

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