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Old 02-03-2005, 02:07 AM
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What base material for rear deck?

I have been trying to thing of some thing to use as a board to glue the upholstery to. I was thinking of using some playwood or MDF board but that seems like a bad idea to me as watter could get into it. My next idea was to use plexi as a base material and then glue some good vinal to that. Also do upholstery shops general sell vinal?

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I think MDF would be quite a good idea if you can get hold of it in thin enough form. I would not worry too much about water, given your car is watertight. MDF usually does not dissolve in water unless wet for a long time. The factory rear decks, door trim etc. is often made of material which is in my opinion less water-resistant, and it still holds for years.

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Thin Ply

There is a thin plywood about an 1/8" thick..It is called doorskin out here..Shoudl be at the local lumberyard..comes in 3x7 pieces..that is what I am going to use..have used it before and it holds up fine..Takes glue and staples very well..Being thin it will bend a bit to accomodate the curves in a door panel or rear deck..

It is the same stuff that hollow core house doors are made with..If you really are concerned about water then put some clear sealer on it before you put on the fabric..Thsi stuff will probably out last the fabric two or three times if you should have a disaster and get it wet..

Try some of the fabric stores in your area for the vinyl you need..some of them carry the stuff..

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Thanks much man. I'm hoping lowes or maby just a lumber yard like you said will have the 1/8th inch plywood. Is the vinal that can be found at fabric stores going to do ok in the sun or is auto vinal/naughide different? The only reason I am woried about moisture is the fact that I have no rear defroster and I some times get frost on the inside of the back window (so I would guess the rear deck might).
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Vinyl

there are different kinds and quality of that stuff..some of it is cheap junk and some is real good..spendy..holds up very well..Just have to get out and look and make a choice as to what you want to spend on this..

Most larger towns or cities have someone who sells materials and will seel the small amount that you need for a car..Check yellow pages for those guys..

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I'll check around but I do live in a small town. It is a gdo thing im only 30 min away from the capitol.
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trip to town

Well hey it is 40 miles one way and traffic to anywhere around here...Gathering parts is usually an all day affair for me..sometimes more to find all the bits and pieces that I amy need for a project..

So make some phone calls and organize a search party to find the stuff..



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If you have frost INSIDE of the rear window then you are getting moisture in the car from somewhere else. That should be a comcern as the area around the rear window may eventually rust. If it is cold out and no moisture present you will have no frost inside. You may want to check out the trunk area and your floor pans to see if water is getting in. Also the 1/8 plywood at the lumber yards is called Luan (lew on).

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Well the car only get its on the inside if I am in the car and it is below freazing. Right now I have no heat in the car so the glass stays at freazing well my body warms up the air and adds moisture. Just for the record there used to be a leak at the window which we got fixed up. That is what screwed up the first deck peice.

I also went to a local upholstery shop today and the guy was able to cut me a 5x1 1/2 foot peice of nice vinal like I needed. It also turns out good old gramp had enough 1/8th inch ply around to make the base. I will post some pics when I get every thing made and installed.
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