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upholstery

Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:31 pm
by travis24
Trying to find different size crashpad rubber looking for something about 2 1/4" . Where is everyone buying there material from? Travis

Re: upholstery

Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:53 pm
by billy c
Travis- that's a little wide for the standard crash pad, but if it is mounted on the flat surface you can always use a hidem strip or welting/cord to gain the difference.
here is a source for the 1 1/2" :
http://www.classicboatconnection.com/fl ... nnants.pdf
-Billy

Re: upholstery

Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:26 pm
by travis24
Billy,

Thanks for the reply. I was able to pick up the thread back in 08' on this topic. There needs to be a upholstery section on Glen-L. The 1 1/2 that classic boat connection sells that is the only size ? Are there other suppliers out there that make more sizes or would I have to customize something. Travis

Re: upholstery

Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:43 am
by fergal butler
I did mine with pipe insulation and a bit of plastic piping.


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Re: upholstery

Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:57 am
by Bill Edmundson
2 1/4" is about the size of a swim noodle.

Bill

Re: upholstery

Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:19 am
by billy c
Bill Edmundson wrote:2 1/4" is about the size of a swim noodle.
Bill
that would work :)
bet you could cut that with an electric carving knife like i do when shaping closed cell foam for cushions
-Billy

Re: upholstery

Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:59 pm
by Bill Edmundson
A pocket knife works well for cutting them. They are closed cell and flexible. They're are about $1.50 with tax. They are 4 feet long. But, you can join them with Weldwood Contact Cement. They are the same material as life-vest floatation.

Your choice of colors of coarse! :wink:

Bill

Re: upholstery

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:14 am
by travis24
What thickness of foam is everyone going with on there seats? 2" Also upholstery staple guns?

Travis

Re: upholstery

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:36 am
by billy c
much would depend on the density of the foam and what you want the edges of the cushions to look like. some are wrapped in batting to soften the lines and others are built up similar to a box spring and mattress with 2 layers of foam attached together. a firm layer with a softer layer above. more variations of this too depending on pleats etc. or replicating a vintage "loose" kapok filled cushion"
Sailrite http://www.sailrite.com has some good videos of making a box cushion, i have a few book recommendations if you are headed down the automotive type of upholstery route.
-Billy

Re: upholstery

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:36 am
by cusoak
Sean. That is great looking crash pad. I am going to put crash pad on my zip.
I was wondering if you could share how you got the vinyl to form around the foam crash pad material.
Did you glue it on and then glue it all in place. Nice looking inside corners.
Jeff

Re: upholstery

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:53 am
by fergal butler
Hi Jeff, I used contact spray glue to stick the vinyl to the foam leaving about 1/2" over hang each side and brush on contact glue for around the tubing that was then stapled around the cockpit and the crash pad overhang was stapled on top of that using plastic strips along the length of it to give a tight even fit.

Re: upholstery

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:01 am
by slug
Trisailer had a description of his upholstery procedure on his Gentry build...lots of good pictures there.

Doug

Re: upholstery

Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:31 am
by cusoak
Doug, how might I find Trisailer port on his Gentry
Jeff

Re: upholstery

Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:41 am
by slug
Jeff; Had a look and I think this is the thread.
Doug
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13820&hilit=upholstery&start=240

Re: upholstery

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:23 pm
by wags86
Wondering if anyone has herd of neoprene crash pad. I was told it holds up much longer and is better to work with.and if so where it can be found? Thanks wags86