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Re: Beginner help! Boxing wrinkled

 by Cody ¦  Sun May 31, 2020 3:14 am ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Beginner help! Boxing wrinkled ¦  Replies: 10 ¦  Views: 2008

Great work. One thing you can do to eliminate the wrinkles entirely, it’s to make a pattern of your seat bottom. Cut the center out. So it’s about an inch ring plus your seam allowance. Sew it like you did the top.

Re: Breathing foam

 by Cody ¦  Wed May 06, 2020 2:37 am ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: Breathing foam ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 4816

It’s been about 10 years since I’ve done one, as I thought they were pointless in my area and not that great. So I’m digging back in my memories. But I felt we just the seat cushion foam out above the fan unit, and used a sew foam over it, so it couldn’t be felt while sitting. And that was thin enou...

Re: Breathing foam

 by Cody ¦  Sat May 02, 2020 11:19 pm ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: Breathing foam ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 4816

I installed these back in the day and it wasn’t so much the foam we worried about as it was making sure the material that the seat cover was made out of, was perforated.

Re: Quick Fabric ID

 by Cody ¦  Fri May 01, 2020 10:44 pm ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: Quick Fabric ID ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 2793

I just know it as trunk liner carpet lol. Idk what the exact name is

Re: 1979 Peterbilt 352

 by Cody ¦  Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:44 am ¦  Forum: Show Off Your Projects ¦  Topic: 1979 Peterbilt 352 ¦  Replies: 88 ¦  Views: 24698

That truck has come a long way and looking great! That new machine is really gonna help you out

Re: Not another Recaro !!

 by Cody ¦  Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:39 am ¦  Forum: Show Off Your Projects ¦  Topic: Not another Recaro !! ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 4825

That’s a great first attempt

Re: Down payment

 by Cody ¦  Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:36 am ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Down payment ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 2517

Yeah give them piece of mind that you’re not just putting them in the back burner, like @BigRig said

Re: Classsic car part supplier

 by Cody ¦  Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:34 am ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: Classsic car part supplier ¦  Replies: 8 ¦  Views: 7729

OER or original equipment reproducer is good,
Classic industries,
TMI for interiors,
Snowden seats
Speedway motors
MAC’s

Just to name a few

Re: First Interior

 by Cody ¦  Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:23 am ¦  Forum: Show Off Your Projects ¦  Topic: First Interior ¦  Replies: 18 ¦  Views: 7128

Amazing work!

Re: Classsic car part supplier

 by Cody ¦  Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:19 am ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: Classsic car part supplier ¦  Replies: 8 ¦  Views: 7729

It depends on the vehicle. There are companies that specialize in certain makes, models, and years. Or are you looking for more universal parts?

Down payment

 by Cody ¦  Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:58 am ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Down payment ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 2517

Some of you are already doing this, but for those that aren’t, or those that may be new to the upholstery business. Always, get a down payment. This is to cover the cost of supplies and a bit of your labor. Depending on the job, it varies between 25-50% of the job total. The reason I’m saying this n...

Re: Why do you slap the vinyl?

 by Cody ¦  Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:43 am ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Why do you slap the vinyl? ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 2390

Yeah you don’t want to slap it straight on just cause your mad at it lol. It’s always a directional slap to get it to move. Although I had smacked a seat a time or too just cause it’s not playing nice.

Re: Suggestions for sewing through foam?

 by Cody ¦  Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:49 am ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Suggestions for sewing through foam? ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 1999

1.5” is pretty thick for most standards. I would do what John suggests, or I’d think of a way to maybe sew .5” foam to get the look and then glue that to 1” foam. So you’re now sewing that thick.

Re: Business start up viability

 by Cody ¦  Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:15 am ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Business start up viability ¦  Replies: 17 ¦  Views: 4603

I started to getting insurance through the state. It’s not the best if you have health issues or often use insurance. Knock on wood I hardly use it. But my wife decided to go out on her own also, so lost insurance for the kid. The wife is retired military, so has options for herself. I finally had t...

Re: Problems with foam backing

 by Cody ¦  Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:09 am ¦  Forum: Marine ¦  Topic: Problems with foam backing ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 1915

What @John said. Try to replicate what the factory did. If you do that and think it’s missing something to help with the filled look. I often use a synthetic cotton and lay it right on the seat making sure it doesn’t wrap around the seat back, so there’s no bulk. Don’t use real cotton. It’ll rot and...

Re: What is this fabric?

 by Cody ¦  Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:02 am ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: What is this fabric? ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 1893

I was thinking the same as @John looks like a Muslin, that will get weak quicker than most. Canvas would work great

Re: Plastic Tack Strip?

 by Cody ¦  Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:38 am ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: Plastic Tack Strip? ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 1898

I’ve reused them before with no issues.

Re: first shot at my own design

 by Cody ¦  Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:11 pm ¦  Forum: Show Off Your Projects ¦  Topic: first shot at my own design ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 2813

Those turned out really sharp! One question, did you make sure the embroiderer used UV resistant thread? Most embroidery shops don’t use that on the day to day basis, for clothes and what not. I’ve seen a surge in other online groups of the colors fading out super quick.

Re: Pleats puckering on curves

 by Cody ¦  Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:41 am ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: Pleats puckering on curves ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 2432

The reason they are doing this is cause they are sewn on a flat plane. When you wrap it, they want to crease in the bends. One way to possibly combat this is glue the material to the foam while it’s curved around the headrest. But idk how youd sew it with the curve still in it.

Re: Box cushions

 by Cody ¦  Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:48 am ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Box cushions ¦  Replies: 8 ¦  Views: 9852

Looks great!

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