Marine vinyl

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Marine vinyl

Postby Lames » Sat May 23, 2009 7:50 pm

I dunno, what do you know about it? I wonder if that will work with my car. I need to find something lighter than leather to work with, that will be easier to work with, easier on me and my wallet.

I might try it and see how long they last. BAH I need a cloth sport seat!

Any of you guys have a cloth sport seat cover you wouldn't miss too much if you gave it to me?
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Re: Marine vinyl

Postby M20_fever » Sat May 23, 2009 9:53 pm

Marine vinyl is very easy to work with and will hold up just fine. I just redid the interior on my boat and it went very smooth. My wife did all the sewing with a standard wallyworld sewing machine and heavy duty needle/thread. You can usually find it for ~$20 yard at any marine apolstery shop.
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Re: Marine vinyl

Postby Lames » Sat May 23, 2009 10:11 pm

I found it locally for 12.99 per yard, I just went down to the junkyard and pulled another headrest to inspect on how they are stitched up. Was looking for black carpet, well a very dark grey. Going to try to sew my stuff up I hope some time soon. I got my g/f a sewing machine last year for christmas. Was something she wanted, she has her self a little project and so do I. :)
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Re: Marine vinyl

Postby Lames » Sat May 23, 2009 10:24 pm

I found a sweet site for all this kind of stuff and I hear that it's some good shit!

http://www.duboisfabrics.com/default.asp

I'm gonna try to do my seats and also my carpet, I wonder how hard it is to mold it? What goes into that too.
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Re: Marine vinyl

Postby M20_fever » Sun May 24, 2009 8:56 am

prices seem high if you factor in shipping, but otherwise they have a good selection. I would just buy local and save the shipping.
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Re: Marine vinyl

Postby Lames » Sun May 24, 2009 1:51 pm

Ya I'll stay local but if I ever do decide to get some kind of different fabric seams like a pretty good place. They say it can with stand alot of use and that the UV protection is pretty good.
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Re: Marine vinyl

Postby sylissimo » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:46 am

any updates or pic on this? Interested..... might redo my seats and carpet.
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Re: Marine vinyl

Postby Lames » Wed May 05, 2010 12:15 am

Nope sorry. My problem is I needed a better sewing machine. So I'm going to have to wait until I have the money for one that can handle thicker stuff.
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Re: Marine vinyl

Postby M20_fever » Wed May 05, 2010 1:21 am

we ran marine vinyl through our cheap ass sewing machine, even doubled it up for seams.
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Re: Marine vinyl

Postby Lames » Fri May 07, 2010 12:09 am

French seams and all, /w a backer? My "Brother" sewing machine can go through 2 layers but it bunches the stitches, but that's also with out a backer on the back side.
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Re: Marine vinyl

Postby M20_fever » Fri May 07, 2010 1:10 am

not sure what a french seam is but it went through 3 layers in some cases with no problem. We had to buy a heavy needle and some thread made for outdoor use.
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Re: Marine vinyl

Postby Lames » Sat May 15, 2010 1:19 am

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This is a french seam, It is set so two stitch lines are visible on the seam. I think it's very sexy and is what I want to have as an out come, they have flat fell seam and a bunch of other ones too. But I prefer the "French seam" they say it's one of the strongest.

I bought a thicker needle, thicker thread and everything, but it still has a hard time, also it will change the stitch length if it hits too much fabric. Which on a french seam can change the out come from looking awesome to complete crap. : /

What model is your cheap sewing machine? It sounds like it's able to handle a good amount. A lot more than mine. lol
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Re: Marine vinyl

Postby M20_fever » Sat May 15, 2010 1:08 pm

it a Brother LS2125. We didn't do French Seams though, just "regular" seams, lol.
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