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Seat piping

Graham
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Seat piping

Post by Graham » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:54 pm

Does anyone know where I can purchase a few metres of dark green leather seat piping to finish my back seats off please

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Re: Seat piping

Post by classiclife » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:49 pm

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Re: Seat piping

Post by Graham » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:56 pm

I tried them, they don’t do it. Thanks

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Re: Seat piping

Post by Vortex O'Plinth » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:12 pm

I think you'll have trouble finding piping in leather from the auto suppliers - it's usually leathercloth ('faux' leather) The upmarket furniture and upholstery suppliers might be a better bet. Somewhere like this or this example.
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Re: Seat piping

Post by Barrie » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:44 pm

If you go the 'ready-made' route do make sure that the cord inside the leather is the right thickness. I've see cord in a reupholstered car seat which is too thin and looked ridiculous so get a sample.
I needed some piping a while ago and had it made up by a saddler with a beefy sewing machine to deal with leather.
This is interesting and may help/inspire you
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNk-wgf64Fo

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Re: Seat piping

Post by Graham » Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:16 am

Thanks nick and Barry. I will try some furniture upholsterers and keep searching . There is a lot of faux piping, but I would like leather.

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Re: Seat piping

Post by classiclife » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:52 am

Hello Graham,

For my second shot - might be worth trying BAS International who do a substantial amount of trimming for Jaguars - an excellent company with quality material. They may be able to assist with some piping, but if not will certainly be able to suggest alternative outlets.

I have usually dealt with Jack, a most helpful chap.

http://www.car-hood.co.uk/

Good luck.

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Re: Seat piping

Post by Graham » Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:40 am

Thanks Richard, no luck with them. Martrim may have what I want, they are sending me some samples

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Re: Seat piping

Post by classiclife » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:30 am

Fingers crossed Graham, be good to hear if you get a positive result.

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Re: Seat piping

Post by Vortex O'Plinth » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:43 am

Graham wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:40 am
Thanks Richard, no luck with them. Martrim may have what I want, they are sending me some samples
I've had very good service from Martrim in the past, although for Viny, l not leather. Good luck.
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