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Possibly a good substitute of leather arm rests??

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Post: #91   PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not I Sad I think I have a good foam choice, but I need the money for it first. I should be able to work on this again in a week or two.
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Post: #92   PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the armrest ready to go on. Need to find my staplegun now. Decided to leave the armrest normal.
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Post: #93   PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not just use that spray adhesive if you dont have a staple gun? Would that work too?
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Post: #94   PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live in a very humid climate. Using the spray adhesive may not work. Using the staples would prevent it from peeling away from the plastic.
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Post: #95   PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Borrowed a staple gun from the neighbor today. And those don't work and it is a good heavy duty stapler. Looks like I may just have to use the spray adhesive.
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Post: #96   PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couldn't get through the plastic?
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Post: #97   PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope. Here is the installed armrest.
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Post: #98   PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks pretty good, but doesn't look like you stretched the sides enough. More pics?
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Post: #99   PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the foam I used I stretched it as much as I could and still got it that way. That and the adhesive spray I used is really good. Laughing
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Post: #100   PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, I don't like the wrinkled sides.
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Post: #101   PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me either, I am trying to get that stretched out more to make it flat.
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Post: #102   PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright guys, this is the finished armrest. I stretched the material as much as I could.




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Post: #103   PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks pretty nice!
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Post: #104   PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to heat up the sides with a hair dryer to pull it tighter.
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Post: #105   PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much better. thumbup
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Post: #106   PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmmm, very tempting.

But definitely a summer project.
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Post: #107   PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like this, it will be replacing the tan leather one I have....
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Post: #108   PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I said - much better. However after looking at it more, I really feel like it should be pulled even tighter, if that's even possible. Still looks good though.
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Post: #109   PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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As I said - much better. However after looking at it more, I really feel like it should be pulled even tighter, if that's even possible. Still looks good though.


Not even possible. It is pulled as far as I can.
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Post: #110   PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What did you use for foam?
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Post: #111   PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you saying that there are excess leather material that you can't fit anymore under it?
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Post: #112   PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not with the thickness of foam I used. I took some of the foam from a stadium seat I had and used that. I had to cut it thin enough to stretch the material.
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Post: #113   PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone else install theirs yet? I'm interested to see someone who doesn't use any foam under theirs if you even can.
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Post: #114   PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That looks pretty nice!

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Post: #116   PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I paid for mines on the 3rd, and 10 days later, still waiting. Once it comes in, I'll try to get it installed quickly. It's funny how only one person has installed theirs so far. lol
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Post: #117   PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well after waiting 3 weeks, it finally showed up and got it installed the same day. I sanded the arm rest as it is, without removing that stock cover. I wanted to use cotton balls on it, but settled with cotton squares. It gives it that cushiony feeling that I like. I then painted the handle silver for fun. I used only spray adhesives, no staples or anything.

BTW these pics used to be super huge but I think photobucket shrunk them immensely. However you can click on them to enlarge them a bit.





















I chose the blue stitching to match my shift boot.

What do you think?


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Post: #118   PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you glue the cotton to the base and the leather to the cotton?
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Post: #119   PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep. Basically like a sandwich. Smile
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Post: #120   PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting. I would think with cotton pads or cotton balls you'd have lumps when you place your arm on it.
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