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Old 01-03-2012, 03:34 AM   #99
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Your work is badass cadman!
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:06 AM   #100
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Really impressive work.. I could only dream of having the patience for that.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:51 AM   #101
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Wow, the GTI's leather seats look so much nicer - higher quality.

How is yours holding up, CadMan?
It is holding up great just can't find the time to finish.
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:44 PM   #102
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I'm guessing that you still haven't found the time to finish, but in case you did and have forgotten to post pics here, here's a reminder.
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:57 PM   #103
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Whoa thread ressurection, but an awesome thread deserves it.

CadMan, can you come to one of the GTA meets and show us your awesome interior work? I'd love to see it
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:42 PM   #104
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Very slick!
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:37 PM   #105
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I'm guessing that you still haven't found the time to finish, but in case you did and have forgotten to post pics here, here's a reminder.
yes still not finished. It is finding time to do the drivers seat. I always seem to be driving these days.

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Whoa thread ressurection, but an awesome thread deserves it.

CadMan, can you come to one of the GTA meets and show us your awesome interior work? I'd love to see it
I have been thinking I should drop by... seeing as the KK meets seemed to have died.
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Old 05-10-2017, 07:07 PM   #106
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this is sick. just bought some of that thread so i can do the same to my door panels. Might try to see if there's a way to stitch around the gauge area of the dashboard
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:09 PM   #107
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this is sick. just bought some of that thread so i can do the same to my door panels. Might try to see if there's a way to stitch around the gauge area of the dashboard
I wish you all the best if you are going to attempt that ordeal. Let me know how it goes for you.
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:47 PM   #108
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sadly i went ahead and bought leather doorpanels with this project in mind and turns out they have no stitch seam! it's one solid piece of leather. bummer, so really i have nothing to stitch unless i wanted to double up on the seat stitching or something
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:35 AM   #109
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sadly i went ahead and bought leather doorpanels with this project in mind and turns out they have no stitch seam! it's one solid piece of leather. bummer, so really i have nothing to stitch unless i wanted to double up on the seat stitching or something


There is stitching on the factory OEM leather door panels, sounds like the ones you purchased are recovered!


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Old 06-01-2017, 11:21 AM   #110
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Getting bored and I like this mod for my autobahn. Not sure how far I will go with it as of yet.

I went around to Joanne's Fabrics and Michaels and did not like the look of the thread they had there. I even found the suggested Guterman color 156 and it looked off. All too thin and lacked the slightly glossy look of the OEM red thread and weave of the thread.

I went by an upholstery supply shop and they told me you want polyester thread as nylon will fade and wear more quickly. Also polyester bonded is what gives the slight sheen as it's intended for industrial sewing machines. So look for bonded polyester.

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Old 06-01-2017, 11:32 AM   #111
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Getting bored and I like this mod for my autobahn. Not sure how far I will go with it as of yet.

I went around to Joanne's Fabrics and Michaels and did not like the look of the thread they had there. I even found the suggested Guterman color 156 and it looked off. All too thin and lacked the slightly glossy look of the OEM red thread and weave of the thread.

I went by an upholstery supply shop and they told me you want polyester thread as nylon will fade and wear more quickly. Also polyester bonded is what gives the slight sheen as it's intended for industrial sewing machines. So look for bonded polyester.



Gutermann do various threads (different thicknesses etc) in the same colour 156, the 30 metre rolls are thicker than the OP's choice and match the OEM thickness! The type I chose is polyester,


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Old 06-05-2017, 10:42 PM   #112
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Leather headrest cosmetic facelift

Did a little fit of two different threads. The top one being the Gutermann poly thread as shown in the picture from the post above. The bottom thread is using the upholstery thread from the spool I posted a picture or prior.

The thinner Gutermann thread was more difficult to work with as it twisted as I was pulling the thread through each loop and caused an uneven bunched look in some areas that may be apparent in some pictures. The upholstery thread I believe looks more OEM as it is thicker and was much easier to sew.

Sorry the photos are not the best. Still rocking an iPhone 5.

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