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outtaluck72 
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I used blue pipe stitching fabric stuff  from the fabric store. It look good but it wouldn't stay in place. I didn't want to glue it and run into a chance of the glue running everywhere. after that I used blue EL wire which looked cool at night, it really lit up the interior.
snowboarderandy 
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Where did you buy your suede? I heard that all the fake suede stuff at Jo-Ann does not look that good. I want to do my headliner in black suede but dont know where I should buy it.
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Andy
punkbastard 
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I got mine from a local upholstery shop.  I haven't tried any of the joanns stuff but I will the next time I need to do complex curves.
maliboom 
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The Joann stuff comes in different grades. Good-better-best, just remember you always get what you pay for. And sometimes the best quality isn't the best for your application. Most local upholstery shops will have what you need just look around or ask and if they don't have it they can get it shipped in for you. Good luck and good work so far.
diggler68 
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Well, if you want suede that stretches, make sure it is a micro-fiber synthetic suede, then have a good steamer. The kind auto upolstry shop would use. Steam it in the areas you need stretching as you need it, you can make a good micro-suede stretch almost as good as vinyl. I've seen some crazy curvy stuff wrapped with suede, it's all about the quality of the stuff you're buying. If its less then $45 a yard, its probably not gonna work.
punkbastard 
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i think for your typical job, $45 a yard is just a bit ridiculous.  I'm sure thats doable if you happen to be building a demo car or something but $45 a yard?  Come on.
outtaluck72 
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I called Katzkins (the leather seat people) and if you want the suede they use in their seats they sell it for $99 a yard. I think they take too many drugs at Katzkins.
punkbastard 
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good god man, what is so good about that stuff?
Triple-x 
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yeah whats so good about it..
probably REAL, thus is dyed for the color matching. like the difference between vinyl and leather
and fuede and suede
actypes 
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Even if the insert doesnt come apart from the actual door, i would recommend cutting it all out.  I did this on my girlfriends 05 Subaru WRX and it turned out pretty damn good.  You just have to be creative on putting the insert back onto the door.  I used alot of CA glue, ABS and some screws.  BTW, i wouldnt recommed wrapping door panel inserts with vinyl unless you have a steemer, or it will look like crap! (wrinkles and peeling in corners)  BTW, i wrapped the inserts with black coach material  ($50/yd from overseas)

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