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Old 02-17-2011, 09:17 AM
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Vinyl Layout Problem

This is the kind of thing that upholsterers hate. My customer supplied his own vinyl, and try as I might, there's not enough of one color to complete the seat covers.

If I can get just a few more parts out of what I have, the replacement vinyl will only be on the back of the front seat backs and won't be noticeable. The problem is, the original parts are too big for the vinyl I have left.

The solution is to change the two large parts, which are the lower banding of the rear seat, into three smaller ones. To do this, I measured out the straight section of the part as far as it would go, which in this case is 15". Then I cut that section off the pattern and made a new pattern for the end pieces 1/2" wide than before. That makes the center section 30" long. This allowed me to get all of the parts I needed out of the vinyl I had left.
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When doing something like this, when should I be concerned about keeping the "stretch" of the vinyl going in the same direction? I have been trying to cut all my of materials with regard, to keep the "stretch" going in one direction across my work. It has created a little extra waste, but the product appears better without some of the wrinkles I experienced in the beginning. I realize this was not an option for DANTWOLAKES, as he explained, but did it create additional concern? Thank YOU JCAR
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I supplied my own vinyl when I had the seat to my Mercury repaired. The guy went ballistic on mr for bringing it in and told me that I got ripped off by the supplier. I got the stuff from SMS and it was really good quality. he wanted to charge me $375 to replace ons section. It wasn't the $375 that pissed me off - it was the attitude.
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When doing something like this, when should I be concerned about keeping the "stretch" of the vinyl going in the same direction? I have been trying to cut all my of materials with regard, to keep the "stretch" going in one direction across my work. It has created a little extra waste, but the product appears better without some of the wrinkles I experienced in the beginning. I realize this was not an option for DANTWOLAKES, as he explained, but did it create additional concern? Thank YOU JCAR
You are right, it is a concern, and I didn't have a choice. If I had a choice that 3 piece banding would have been all one piece and all the parts would have been laid out in one direction. It's not a major concern for welts, perimeter pieces, and pull strips, which is what these pieces were.

All the parts that go on the top of the seat cover should be oriented the same way. I was able to do that which is one of the reasons I was so short of vinyl. It would be an absolute must for all of the parts if the seat covers were made from cloth fabric. I would have refused to use the customer's cloth if I thought I was going to run short in that situation.
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