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Old 10-23-2003, 05:33 PM
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upholstery clips, how do you clip them!?!?!

Okay, I just recieved my new seat covers, headrest covers, armrest cover, horsehair pads and spring set from GAHH.

Question for you. How did you deal with those plastic inserts on the seams? they seem impossible! did you open up the large black insert some to loosen it up? I'm having difficulty with mine at the moment. Thanks

The covers are beautiful and Im very pleased. AS you can see I ordered the Brazil colored piping for no extra charge.
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Old 10-23-2003, 05:35 PM
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Old 10-23-2003, 08:04 PM
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Actually those sort of fold up in the leather, then the whole skin is stretched and those plastic sheathes slip into the runner along the inside edge of the seat frame. New material might only have enough give for one fold. Easiest way to stretch and slip is to roll it in the material then lay across the cushion, allowing your body weight to compress the pad and springs.

You'll see what I mean when you take the old skins off.
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Old 10-23-2003, 08:44 PM
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i finally figured it out thanks!!!

now to the armrest. i have to cut it a little to get it to fit around the locking button of the armrest. grr.
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Old 10-23-2003, 08:51 PM
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Lovely covers, they look almost exactly like the ones I made except for the perfed MBTex (I didn't bother -- hate to perf that much leather half a hide at a time....)

Easy to install, by far the easiest I've personally seen. You will, however, need to clip or sew the new pads to the frames. The old ones are held in with circular clips, and you can re-use those if you can find a way to close them again, or you can try hog rings -- may not work as they may be too small to go around the strap steel on the springs. I sewed mine on with cotton string.

What is the material in the seat that fills the rolls? My old seats have cotton padding in there, well squashed and hard as a rock. I've used polyurethane foam so far, but will be making a set for my brother's W115 chassis soon, open to suggestions!

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Old 10-24-2003, 01:54 AM
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You can reuse the MB hog rings. Open them carefully, straighten them out and push through again (again - carefully). I was able to secure the MB hog rings with two pair of needle nose - one straight and one offset. Worked like a champ.
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