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Techical Discussions => UPHOLSERY HOW TOO's => Topic started by: 300rag on July 25, 2008, 05:30:02 PM

Title: It's not really upholstery, but......
Post by: 300rag on July 25, 2008, 05:30:02 PM
Has any one ever removed or repaired the textured coating from the back of the metal seatbacks on a 65 Chrysler, and if so - how?  I have some scratches and gouges on mine, and am trying to find a way to repair them. Stitcher, any ideas? Think of the backs in Big Red.
Title: It's not really upholstery, but......
Post by: Stitcherbob on July 25, 2008, 07:15:52 PM
I'll have to look on Sunday....



Title: It's not really upholstery, but......
Post by: Andy on March 25, 2009, 07:31:21 PM
Oh this is interesting! Did this ever get answered?
The "restoration shop" that had my 64 300 damaged both backs for the front seats. Looks like they dropped them, or they fell, they're both dented and the mouldings are damaged. Both of them even have a brown patch on top. I've got a Legendary Interior Kit to redo the seats but how do I repair this? Do those mouldings just pop off the seat back?
Think this is something the upholstery guys could do stitcherbob or better to take it to a body shop.
 
I've attached six photos so you can see what I'm talking about.
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/215/64seat-a.jpg)
Title: It's not really upholstery, but......
Post by: Andy on March 25, 2009, 07:33:22 PM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/215/64seat2a.jpg)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/215/64seat3a.jpg)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/215/64seat4a.jpg)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/215/64seat5a.jpg)
Title: It's not really upholstery, but......
Post by: Stitcherbob on March 25, 2009, 08:25:35 PM
Wow....this got lost somehow...

I didn't get to see Steve's seat backs up close....is it a texture or a defined grain like vinyl? If it's just a rough texture there is a product  from SEM called Texture Spray in an aerosol can. It looks like black undercoating when sprayed but acts like a thick vinyl paint (I use it as a sandable primer surfacer on vinyl repairs...) If it is grained, then only something like the Just Dashes process of molding heated unbacked vinyl over the backs will make them look like that again. Don't know about the chrome..but it will have to come off to hammer and dolly the metal back into shape....


Title: It's not really upholstery, but......
Post by: Scott on November 14, 2009, 03:01:21 PM
The seat backs on a '65 300 are actualy vinyl skinned from the factory.  Mine were sunbaked and peeling in spots.  I had them reskinned by Just Dashes and dyed to match my seat upholstery.
 
(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c206/rexus31/PassengerSeatBack.jpg)
 
(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c206/rexus31/Seats2.jpg)
 
(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c206/rexus31/Seats1.jpg)
Title: It's not really upholstery, but......
Post by: Steve on November 14, 2009, 04:08:46 PM
And I bet that R/T is a Hemi too! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
 
[color=#00ff00 size=7]WELCOME[/color]
Title: It's not really upholstery, but......
Post by: Steve on November 14, 2009, 04:09:46 PM
I hope my 300 looks like that when done
Title: It's not really upholstery, but......
Post by: Scott on November 14, 2009, 04:34:12 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
And I bet that R/T is a Hemi too! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
 


 
You bet! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
Title: It's not really upholstery, but......
Post by: Scott on November 14, 2009, 04:34:35 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
I hope my 300 looks like that when done

What year?  Any pics?
Title: It's not really upholstery, but......
Post by: 300rag on November 14, 2009, 04:40:29 PM
Those look really good, but I was thinking more along the lines of repairing the cut and scuffed vinyl for the not so perfect seatbacks. Also changing the colour from black to white.  By the way, good to see you here. Now your car can haunt me on four sites(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)
Title: It's not really upholstery, but......
Post by: Scott on November 14, 2009, 05:28:59 PM
Quote from: 300Rag
 By the way, good to see you here. Now your car can haunt me on four sites(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)




 
Awe, man.  Now you're makin' me feel bad.
Title: It's not really upholstery, but......
Post by: Steve on November 14, 2009, 05:34:28 PM
Quote from: rexus31
Quote from: POLARACO
I hope my 300 looks like that when done

What year?  Any pics?
 
Yeah. . .Just look at your car with a white interior and a roof.  I have 2 of them.  One is for parts.  The other I got from Arazona from Azblackhemi.  Snakes and all (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: It's not really upholstery, but......
Post by: Steve on November 14, 2009, 05:36:03 PM
I'm sorry. . I didn't answer that properly
 
I have a 65 2 door in your color and a white interior.  So far, all I have done is shove a 413 into it
Title: It's not really upholstery, but......
Post by: 300rag on November 14, 2009, 05:37:35 PM
Quote from: rexus31
Quote from: 300Rag
 By the way, good to see you here. Now your car can haunt me on four sites(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)




 






 
 
 
 
Haunt?????  I meant inspire.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
Title: It's not really upholstery, but......
Post by: Steve on November 14, 2009, 05:38:46 PM
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Title: It's not really upholstery, but......
Post by: Scott on November 14, 2009, 05:39:28 PM
Quote from: 300Rag
Quote from: rexus31
Quote from: 300Rag
 By the way, good to see you here. Now your car can haunt me on four sites(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)




 






 
 
 
 



 
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Title: It's not really upholstery, but......
Post by: Scott on November 14, 2009, 05:45:25 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
I'm sorry. . I didn't answer that properly
 


 
Sweet.  Mine's a 'vert, Spanish Red, Red Int., White Top.  I'm on the tail end of a 2 1/2 year resto.  I took it all the way down to a rolling shell and have gone through everything.  It's a factory air car, power windows and vents, power seats, reclining passenger's seat.  It's a pretty cool car.  It sat in Nevada since '80 with the top down and it was pretty well sun baked.  The sun was bad on the cosmetics but great on the metal.  The car had/has zero rust.
Title: It's not really upholstery, but......
Post by: Steve on November 14, 2009, 06:49:30 PM
Mine too except for one odd spot in the Left front fender.  It turns out the fender got loaded up with dust and turned to a very thick mud.  The hole is about the size of my thumb.  The parts car I have has a nearly perfect interior.  That is from the north country
Title: It's not really upholstery, but......
Post by: Scott on November 14, 2009, 07:07:59 PM
Sound cool.  How far are you going to go with it?  I'm not sure if you've ever taken one of these apart.  If not, let me know if you have any questions about anything as I have removed and replaced virtually everything on my car.  If you need your quarter emblems restored I can do them for you.  I had the plastic inserts made buy a local plastics fabricator.  Here's a shot of an emblem I restored:
 
(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c206/rexus31/300-Emblem.jpg)
 
 
 
 
Title: It's not really upholstery, but......
Post by: Steve on November 14, 2009, 07:14:36 PM
I'll have to keep that in mind.
 
I have to get some of my other projects further along
 
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(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/Frame8.jpg)
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/591.jpg)
 
 
Title: It's not really upholstery, but......
Post by: Scott on November 14, 2009, 07:17:26 PM
Very cool!
Title: It's not really upholstery, but......
Post by: Steve on November 14, 2009, 07:18:36 PM
And those are the ones here!  My 62 300H is in Florida and my 62 New Yorker is in Oregon.
 
 (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/65-1.jpg)
 
 
 
 
And of coarse, Polaraco
 
POLARACO2009-11-15 00:20:55
Title: It's not really upholstery, but......
Post by: Scott on November 14, 2009, 07:21:17 PM
Right on!
Title: It's not really upholstery, but......
Post by: Steve on November 14, 2009, 07:24:55 PM
I had a 66 years ago. . .  Same thing.  As you can see, I've been around these things for a while.  I kept that car going to 291,000 miles on a 2 BBL 383.  The body and interior were almost perfect.  But alas, the trans and front end were way beyond my pocket book
Title: It's not really upholstery, but......
Post by: Scott on November 14, 2009, 07:29:25 PM
Yeah, they can definitely get expensive.  I don't even want to add up the receipts on the 300.  It's worth it though.  In all the years I've gone to car shows and cruises, I've never seen a '65 300 'vert.  At the end, I'll have a cool car that I built from the ground up.
Title: It's not really upholstery, but......
Post by: Stitcherbob on November 14, 2009, 08:31:17 PM


Those look really good, but I was thinking more along the lines of repairing the cut and scuffed vinyl for the not so perfect seatbacks. Also changing the colour from black to white.
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You can follow the repair info in the FSM for repairing cuts in vinyl roofs. Choose an area that isn't damaged, wax it and make a grain mold from lightweight body filler. Peel it off and let harden all the way. Then sand the edges of the cut area and fill with this stuff

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/10/orly_02803cf.jpg)

it looks like mayonaise, but when you heat the stuff it cures into vinyl. Then you reheat it and press your mold into it to create grain. It takes some practice, but it does work. Then you can prime and paint the seat backs with SEM vinyl refinishing products.


http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/MHY0/2803.oap?partType=N0123&parentPartType=C0350 (http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/MHY0/2803.oap?partType=N0123&parentPartType=C0350)stitcherbob2009-11-15 01:33:15
Title: It's not really upholstery, but......
Post by: 300rag on November 15, 2009, 10:47:44 AM
Thanks, Bob(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)