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Old 01-31-2016, 01:10 PM
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Probably not. It looks like it is going to be white when you open it. Doug buys his in 5 gallon containers, but I have no idea where you might get it is smaller quantities.

Look at eBay item no 281094382720. That is for a gallon and is about $50 with shipping and may not even ship to your state.

What I would do is take a small pill bottle of about 5 to 10 ounces (or maybe more) to your local trim shop and see if they use this and will sell you a little bit of it.

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This looks promising:
HH-66 Vinyl Cement "More durable than the fabric itself"

HH-66 Vinyl Cement is a superior quality, fast drying adhesive. It is used extensively for bonding vinyl coated and vinyl laminated fabrics to themselves or to various materials. HH-66 is also used to bond urethanes, vinyl foams and films, rigid plastics, synthetic fabrics, wood, leather, and metals. It is outstanding for sealing or waterproofing stitched seams.

HH-66 dries quickly with a very strong, yet flexible bond. It is not affected by weather and temperature extremes, and is highly resistant to oil, fuel, grease, and many other chemicals.

Application is by brush, roller, or squeeze bottle. Dried films may be reactivated to the tacky state by high heat or solvent.
Available in various quantities: http://www.rhadhesives.com/hh-66-vinyl-cement.html
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Old 01-31-2016, 02:29 PM
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This looks promising: Available in various quantities: http://www.rhadhesives.com/hh-66-vinyl-cement.html
Yes, it does, but I couldn't tell without trying it myself.
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Two years since anybody added to this thread but I promised to resurrect it if Jerry sent me the pattern. He did and I gave it a crack.

Having attempted to create my own pattern I was growing increasingly frustrated with the fact that I could not get my own efforts to fit...I then found this thread and promptly shot off a PM to Jerry. A week later the patterns, along with excellent instructions arrived in the mail.

Now I am not totally in love with my efforts...my french seams along the front edge suck (for now I'm blaming my machine but it's more likely user error) . The stitches bunched up in a few places and are a little offline in others. This was a pretty trashed pod however so instead of binning my first effort and wasting the leather I soldiered on. The final fit is perfect, testament to Jerry's pattern and eye.

If anybody is thinking of sewing up their own cover these patterns are the way to go. Jerry, thank you for all of your contributions to this community.

This pod may make it's way into my car, an '82 5 speed in need of much love, but chances are my semi-perfectionist nature will force me to cover one of the other pods that I have and use that instead. I have now covered my wheel and pod. Next on the list is my cluster refurb, followed by dash, console, carpets and seats...oh and headliner...quarters...doorcards. And that's just the inside. Lord give me strength!

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Solid work!
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Hi Simon. I admire your second effort. It shows great improvement over your first. I'm sure your next one or the one after that will meet with your approval.

I also admire your steering wheel. Some coaching I would provide about it is that the joint of the circumference leather should be at the bottom. I have seen that method of stitching by first sewing a hem around the edges and then lacing the cover on using the hem stitching. I don't care much for that method because I wonder how long it will last. I do admire your effort at finishing the edges of the leather at the ends of the spokes since I have always disliked the factory method of leaving unfinished edges of the leather there. However, I would have skived the leather where you have the sewn hems so they would not be so bulky and I would have put only one row of top stitching there or even left those edges just folded under into a glued hem.

Nice work and thanks for the report. Glad the patterns are working out for you.
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Originally Posted by Jerry Feather View Post
I also admire your steering wheel. Some coaching I would provide about it is that the joint of the circumference leather should be at the bottom.
LOL Jerry, nothing gets by you. I wish that I could say that I placed it at the top intentionally, but...I struggled with this project and when I finally got it close to right and realized that I had placed the join at the top of the wheel...well, I can live with it for now.

I'm learning as I go here and am hoping that it gets easier the more I do it. Once I'm done with the interior I will probably circle back and fix the little things that I can live with for now but probably could do better.

Thanks for the feedback,

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Jerry, I bought a 928 for my son's first car and there is a crack on the pod. The leather is pulling away from the vents on the dash. My hope is that we can save the dash with a little work but the pod needs more serious restoration. What is your fee? The car is in WI now but we will have it in Denver in July.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1984-porsche-928s-12/

There are photos of the dash and pod on there.

Thank you.
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Originally Posted by JeffreyDurbin View Post
Jerry, I bought a 928 for my son's first car and there is a crack on the pod. The leather is pulling away from the vents on the dash. My hope is that we can save the dash with a little work but the pod needs more serious restoration. What is your fee? The car is in WI now but we will have it in Denver in July.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1984-porsche-928s-12/

There are photos of the dash and pod on there.

Thank you.
Hi Jeff. Not much can be said about the dash and pod from the pictures except that there looks to be one or two major cracks in the pod in the usual place and the leather on the dash has shrunk bad enough to need replacing. I don't have a fee for any of that. How do you plan to match the color of the leather for either? What color are they? What is the significance of the car being in Denver in July?
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