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Seat texturing


corvettekid_7684
02-16-2014, 12:35 AM
Tried something out to add some texture to seats & I think it looks pretty good. I softened the plastic with liquid cement & then pressed wrinkled aluminum foil onto it. After it dried I sanded it lightly. Was also testing out different red paints here, but seat on right has texture added...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/t31/1939824_10202445592793905_1902316638_o.jpg

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MPWR
02-16-2014, 09:09 AM
It's an interesting effect- it's cool to see the foil pattern embossed in the plastic like that. But I'm not quite sure I understand why there would be texturing like this on a seat. Usually upholstery fabric is wrapped tightly enough around the foam cushioning that it surrounds that it isn't able to wrinkle. Do you have any pics of 1/1 car seats that have this appearance?

yelo
02-16-2014, 11:13 AM
I see it as perfect to replicate old leather seats in american cars, like 8 to 10 years old cars, somethings that been used...

corvettekid_7684
02-16-2014, 11:35 AM
Yes, that is what I intended, to give it some age & wrinkles, like it has been used.

freakray
02-16-2014, 11:52 AM
If you're going for an aged look, I think you've got a good finish going, I would just add some distressing/weathering to it to complete the look.

cjsbosox
02-16-2014, 04:48 PM
I see it as perfect to replicate old leather seats in american cars, like 8 to 10 years old cars, somethings that been used...

If you're going for an aged look, I think you've got a good finish going, I would just add some distressing/weathering to it to complete the look.

Agreed and I like it. I wish I had thought of it :iceslolan

willimo
02-16-2014, 09:01 PM
Looks perfect for old leather. It immediately evoked an old BMW to me. Great effect, great idea!

jimken
02-17-2014, 07:53 AM
so creative......

JeremyJon
02-18-2014, 03:52 PM
Very cool!

Expanding on your idea Jas, I wonder if saran-wrap might work too (possibly less likely to accidently stick), and could be used to form stretched wrinkles from one seam or corners, like less worn seats show?

Seats look good, bravo!

ianc911
02-21-2014, 09:48 PM
Great idea!

Ianc

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