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Old 07-19-2006, 09:56 PM   #1
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Dont want to sound like a dumb question but is it Possible to cover the dash pieces on a 86 vette with leather ? I will be going to Turkey in about 2 months and leather is very cheap there. I was thinking also about having them in Turkey make me seat covers in leather ( I was going to use my iggi seat covers as a pattern) Can you glue leather to plastic, and would it hold ?
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you could just pull the leather over the dash and screw it down with the screws holding the dash on.
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Old 07-20-2006, 12:43 AM   #3
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You can glue leather to plastic, once its cleaned sanded and de-oiled and greased, there's an art. did mine and after glueing it down, used plastic to secure under das with screws, so far so good
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Is leather less likely to warp than plastic or something? I would think the heat from sun would heat up the leather and warp the dash underneath. Its the same thing that happens when you use a leather bra on the front bumper. Or is this different?
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Yes, it can be done and has been done: My dash with leather on it
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looks good. I wonder what it would look like on the early dash.
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Dont want to sound like a dumb question but is it Possible to cover the dash pieces on a 86 vette with leather ? I will be going to Turkey in about 2 months and leather is very cheap there. I was thinking also about having them in Turkey make me seat covers in leather ( I was going to use my iggi seat covers as a pattern) Can you glue leather to plastic, and would it hold ?
You haven't read all the post's on ToniH's car? He covered the whole interior with it!
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