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Old 06-26-2011, 03:58 PM
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Hey guys just wondering if there is a vinyl armrest out there or even a black rubber one? I tried to dye it black with fabric paint but its faded and looks shattyy or should i go to a fabric store and get some leather lite fabric
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:41 PM
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this is why i try to talk everyone out of dye. it just won't last.

now with that out, i have recovered several of them in vinyl.








top one was for clinton, 2nd was for a friend up the road, and the next two are the two versions i have had in my truck, and the last ones are of a set of extra panels i had laying around. did the arm rest, upper pad, and the carpet.
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:18 AM
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dayumm man good work! Are they pretty easy to do? i figured just some good spray adhesive and a trip to joanns itd work pretty well
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:59 AM
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they aren't the easiest thing to do. a lot depends on the materials. the vinyls have to be heated and stretched a lot. i don't glue these, only staples on the back.
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:49 PM
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srry to hyjack but where do you get your vinyl from? my center council/armrest is busted and im planning on making a heavy duty one and recover it.
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:56 PM
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Jo ann fabrics would have a bunch of stuff thats where im going for sure!
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:29 PM
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from upholstery shop suppliers. most any vinyls at jo anns or a discount fabrics store isn't fit for auto upholstery.
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:30 PM
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ok cool thanks alot for the info
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:53 PM
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Troys work rocks man! He recovered some things for me so I highly recommend him if you chose to get them recovered!
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:58 PM
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yea ive really been thinking over what im gonna do, i have this style armrest/console...


....and the lid plastic underneath is cracked down the middle, and now the pointed latch part is broke too. it stays closed but doesnt fit snug.

is it worth just getting a new one? i dont know what they run but i think it might be worth it
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:44 PM
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I have the same problem with the broken plastic under the armrest... I have a different style than that but i feel your pain!
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:45 PM
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yea it sucks! i think i might look for a new one, just hope it doesnt do the same thing...
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:48 AM
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yea it sucks! i think i might look for a new one, just hope it doesnt do the same thing...
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