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Old 06-13-2011, 09:52 PM
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Check out this link to Magnum polyurethane fabric and look at the specs.
http://www.diyupholsterysupply.com/Mag273/Mag6.html
Can anyone tell me how it rates as to colorfastness, wear, type of backing and etc to other quality polyurethanes? How do you think it will hold up in a truck that is garaged, driven only 4000 miles a year and spends 6 weekends a year in the hot sun?

I have a sample of it and the color is perfect, it feels and looks good, if I stretch the dickens out of it it returns to shape, and the price is right. The ultraleather sample I have keeps a pucker after I stretch it hard. I just do not know enough to go ahead and order without someone who knows more nudging me. This will be my first interior and I know I will waste a lot of material, so the price has drawn me.

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That will work fine for your interior. The difference between it and Ultraleather is that Ultraleather has a 100% rayon backing, and this stuff has a polyester and cotton backing. Look at the product specifications listed on the page. It has withstood 100,000 plus double rubs in the Wyzenbeek abrasion test which is an excellent rating, it passes California 117, and MVSS 302, which are flammability safety standards. Plus, that is a great price.
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thanks! Is there anything wrong with using a poly/cotton backing?
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Not at all, it's just different. That fabric has exactly the same specs as the stuff I use most. It's probably from the same mill with a different name. The car in these pictures was done with that fabric.
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Thanks again. I think I will order some. That is a nice looking job. Looks like those are the door panels you did the tutorial on. Really nice looking. I have arm rest like those without the chrome trim and the grey plastic bottom half is the wrong color. I want to cover the bottom part with the fabric too instead of painting. will it stretch around it without having to sew a seam in it?
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Read your private messages before you order anything.

Unless they're really simple, nothing will stretch enough to cover the plastic on the armrests without a seam of some kind. Dye the plastic with SEM products. It's easy and you'll get a professional looking job the first time.
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