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Old 04-25-2011, 11:38 PM   #58
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I remember where I got mine, it just wasn't a retail source so I don't post it (ie: they don't normally sell bulk leather). I also try to promote creativity in others by doing mods that aren't easily copyable... LOL. Try a slightly different material, like red carbon/kevlar cloth, or maybe a different perforation pattern. Hell you could even use solid leather and get a logo embossed into it (how's that for a unique idea? ). I am flattered when people do want to copy my work, but what can I say, sometimes I feel like I need to change it up again when it happens.

In any case, if you're dead set on making it look like mine, looks like a promising website that may be able to help with small orders. I've never dealt with them before though, so it's not a recommendation, just a Google search result.

Davey Boy: you should be able to clean the suede with Tuff Stuff or Resolve. Spray it on, let it sit for 30 seconds, and blot or lightly rub the fabric with microfiber cloth. If it starts to pill up from rubbing, stop, cut the pills off with a sharp fabric scissor or xacto knife (don't pull them off), and try again rubbing with less force.

I don't know if spray adhesive bleeds through suede, but I used 3M Interior Trim Adhesive to stick the leather to both sides of the inserts. I've used that stuff on headliners too and it works great.
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