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Old 08-08-2009, 05:51 PM
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How much does it cost to have your truck bench seat re upholstered? Let me know at anahlnorman@live.com

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There is no simple answer to your question. The cost depends on a lot of things. What material (ultraleather, vinyl, leather, cloth) will the seat be done in? Also, if you want more or new padding for the seat, and if you want anything special as far as any designs incorporated into the seat. A basic bench seat can be anywhere from $300 to $1000 or more depending on what you ask for. Be more specific about what you want, and I can be more specific about what it will cost.
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When you have welting that forms a t, in other words a horizontal welt meets a vertical welt what is the correct procedure to avoid lumps. I would think that the terminating welt cord would be clipped 1/2 inch from the edge and leaving the welt cover intact to the edge, 1/2 in longer than the cord. Is this correct.
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That is one way to do it, but if you use plastic or foam welt cord, if you cut it short of the intersection, it can push its way through the fabric or vinyl or leather and make a hole. Another way to do it is to cut the welt cord at a real severe angle. That way you will sew through the cord and hold it in place while reducing the lump. Sorry about the quality of the picture, but you get the idea.
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I dont even know how to post pictures so your quality is excellent. I appreciate the pic. Makes perfect sense
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NO!

Don't soak the leather and flatten it with a steam iron, or you can shrink the pieces and never get the seat cover back together correctly. You can use just a hot dry iron with no steam to flatten the leather pieces, but do not get the leather wet.
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I traced around the cardboard patterns with the Fisher silver ink pen, and drew the stitch lines on the fabric inserts with yellow tailor's chalk. I sew the center stitch line first and then sew the each line in order moving from the center to the outside of the blank. The pictures show the silver lines and also where I put witness marks and wrote instructions on the vinyl. Remember, this ink cleans right off easily so it's O.K. to do that.
Wipe that ink off as soon as you can and you'll be fine. I let mine stay on overnight and now it won't come off the vinyl. I tried Lexol and still - no good.
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If you use Fantastik or Formula 409 it will come off.
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I was going through the thread and looking at the steps. I was wondering if there was a way to print the steps without having to copy and paste them. I want to make sure I don't miss a step. We are redoing a 78 Ford F150.
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It will print the entire thread in 11 pages (in color if you want) including the pictures if you click "file" on your browser menu (at least it does with my browser, which is Firefox) and then click print.
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