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Real Suede!
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, May 14, 2005 5:20 PM
Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that I found some pretty good stuff today at JoHan Fabric. it's super thin suede with a paper backing, and would be perfect for headliners, door panels, etc. It's only about $1.50 a sheet and comes in numerous different colors.
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Posted by BigTallDad on Sunday, May 15, 2005 6:21 AM
Do you mean JoAnn ?

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, May 15, 2005 10:42 AM
lol, yes I did mean JoAnn! Sorry about that!
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Posted by s10man on Sunday, May 15, 2005 11:15 AM
Would you happen to remember exactly what it is called, or a product number. I was looking on their web site and didn't find anything like it. Any help would be appreciated. Bill
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, May 15, 2005 9:36 PM
Each sheet has a little sticker on the back with their website. www.paperpizazz.com. I'll have some pics posted soon of what it looks like on an actual model piece.
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Posted by BigTallDad on Monday, May 16, 2005 7:06 AM
It's in the Scrap Book section; 8 1/2 x 11 for 1.99 in my area. All they had was red; burgundy, tan, and black were sold out.

On a slightly different note, I found some Krylon paint called Suede at Michaels; gonna see how that might work for carpeting, vinyl tops etc.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 16, 2005 9:39 AM
That sucks they were sold out and I'm surprised they didn't have more colors. At JoAnn they had a lot more colors. I at least remember seeing those plus a blue and grey, amongst others. I didn't really pay all that much attention, I just went straight to what I needed. Maybe they were made by a different company. I've done a two-tone job on my current project. Black with tan inserts, and it's coming out quite nicely. The seats are already done and I'll have pics up soon once I finish the door panels. On a third note, JoAnn also has this stuff called pull-n-sitck. Which is stick on fabric. I havn't tried it, but it looks interesting. They didn't have a big selection, mostly flowery stuff. But the plain pull-n-sitck fabric might work for something.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 16, 2005 9:51 AM
ive just picked up some white leather with a very small grain at a dolls house show here in the uk, its quite thin toSmile
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 16, 2005 12:22 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by BigTallDad

It's in the Scrap Book section; 8 1/2 x 11 for 1.99 in my area. All they had was red; burgundy, tan, and black were sold out.

On a slightly different note, I found some Krylon paint called Suede at Michaels; gonna see how that might work for carpeting, vinyl tops etc.
Hey BTD, I also picked up a can of that at Micheals about a week ago. I haven't tried it yet, but want to soon.
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Posted by JakeCouture on Monday, May 16, 2005 5:41 PM
I'm surprised more people don't take advantage of the fabric and craft stores. Mike, please tell us how that leather works. That could solve a lot of peoples' problems. How thin is this paper? Will it contour over a tranny hump?
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 6:38 AM
the leather is about 1mm thick and very soft, ill tell ya all what is like after i use it sometime
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Posted by BigTallDad on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 6:58 AM
If the leather is 1 mm thick, that equates to 1" thick in 1:1, a little too thick for my liking.

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 8:31 AM
i well have to thin it down with a razor or i might build a seat base from plasticard and cover that.
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Posted by BigTallDad on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 11:39 AM
Be careful with that thinning process, or we might be calling you Three-Fingered Mike.

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 12:16 PM
Here's what the stuff looks like. The tan inserts are the suede. I also used the same stuff only in black for the carpeting. It contours around the transmission tunnel nicely.

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Posted by BigTallDad on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 2:19 PM
Looks very nice (neat too). Maybe when JoAnn gets colors other than red...

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 23, 2005 6:13 PM
That looks good!!!Thumbs Up
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Posted by Gerard on Friday, May 27, 2005 9:47 AM
Wow, those seats are c-l-e-a-n! VERY nice job! I should go to my local JoAnn or Michael's and nose around. I just got through applying leather to the seats of my 1/24 XK120 Jag... skivved some wallet leather really thin, used Bondini to attach. My seam piping is out of scale, but the overall effect is rather pleasing. If I could have gotten it like yours, I'd be thrilled.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, May 27, 2005 11:21 AM
Thanks for the comments! Do you have any pics of it? What did you use for the piping? and how did you apply it? I've been trying different things, but I can't really get it down.
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Posted by Gerard on Sunday, May 29, 2005 9:29 PM
pvtcarter, for piping I used dark brown Tandy 1mm leather lace, bought it at JoAnn. I stretched the stuff out and carefully sliced it in half with a razor knife, then used what seemed to be the smaller half ( ! ) for my seat piping. I carefully dragged the flat part of the sliced lace LIGHTLY through some rubber cement, and then equally carefully daubbed rubber cement on the seat seam. Starting at one end of the seam I adhered the piping on to the seam, and was able to adjust it slightly to try to make the curves are fair as possible. I then pressed down firmly with my finger. Any tiny excess of rubber cement that oozed out was easily picked up with a rubber cement dryball afterward.

I haven't taken any pics yet but when I do and upload them somewhere I'll post it.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 8:46 AM
We have a Tandy outlet here, maybe I should look around and see if there is something thin enough to do interiors with??? I'll let you know what I find.
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Posted by F50 on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 10:47 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by pvtcarter

Here's what the stuff looks like. The tan inserts are the suede. I also used the same stuff only in black for the carpeting. It contours around the transmission tunnel nicely.




Wow, I like the looks of the stuff. I'll see if I can get my hands on some.

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