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A nice upholstery trick

Post by Doug Keppler » Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:56 pm

When installing the welting on your door panels the edge of the welting lifts giving an unfinished look. Lay some masking tape along the lifted edge so you dont get any glue on the door panel then apply some black weather strip adhesive with a toothpick in the crease, press it closed and put another piece of tape to hold it tight until it dries. It really works nice.
Learned this trick from Hank Lee, I must give credit where credit is due
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Re: A nice upholstery trick

Post by George House » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:25 pm

Good idea Doug and Hank. Thanks for sharing it. I’m going to retroinstall (new word) the welting on my ‘14 using this method next week !!
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Re: A nice upholstery trick

Post by Original Smith » Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:17 pm

That welting has to go around curves with a series of straight lines. If you wish to use tape, do it.


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Re: A nice upholstery trick

Post by Wayne Sheldon » Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:02 pm

Good timing for this tip! I am contemplating tackling that part of my project in the next few weeks. Now I just need to find a source of cheap but acceptable tacks for it. Maybe I could simply glue everything together, then use thumb tacks painted black for appearances?

Thank you for a good suggestion. Ignore my silly idea.

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Re: A nice upholstery trick

Post by Doug Keppler » Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:04 pm

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Make a clip out of sheet metal to hold the kick panel to the floor board riser to hold it to the curve
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Re: A nice upholstery trick

Post by Mopar_man » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:09 pm

So I have a 26 touring and the doors have the "Buttons" in them. Do they just push in the holes? Do I need to cut the old ons out?

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Re: A nice upholstery trick

Post by Doug Keppler » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:52 am

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I could not get that nice round crown on the seat back until I cut a strip of dense foam that you sleep on in a tent and hogringed it to the top of the spring. It worked really well.
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Re: A nice upholstery trick

Post by Henry K. Lee » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:21 am

“Grasshopper” I meant Doug, Super Job Brother!

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