Leather: Anybody tried trimming out with it? Feedback?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle Welding, Fabrication and Paintin' started by Alajoyn, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. Alajoyn

    Alajoyn New Member

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    Idea struck me. Glue a nice smooth leather over my fenders and cover my seats (tandem) with a light tan leather for a unique look. I've investigated the type of glue/cement necessary. I'm not into tooling, but that certainly would be an option.

    Has anyone tried this???

    More stuff to make ya go Hmmmmm.

    Feed back wanted

    Robert
     
  2. chrisE

    chrisE New Member

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    i used rivets to mount the vinyl to my seat its in my vid
     
  3. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    I admit to being a fool for things made of leather. As for gluing I use a heavy duty contact cement made for shoe repair shops. I have a friend who sells it to me in a gallon can as I use it for lots of things, but need it most for gluing rubber sole material to my moccasins and mukluks before stitching the rubber soles to the leather soles. It is durable stuff. It would work on fenders. You would put the contact cement on both surfaces, let them set up for awhile and then press them together. The tighter the press the stronger the bond. Shoe repair guys hammer the rubber sole onto the leather one for a super tight bond. I believe Dupage is the maker. It is a stronger and more toxic version than what you can find in hardware stores, but even that would work fine for fenders. Post a photo if you do it.
    SB
     
  4. drhofferber

    drhofferber New Member

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    GOOP...buy it at home depot or lowes...i put it on the nuts and bolts of my engine...they never come loose...
     
  5. cbabb

    cbabb New Member

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    You could do some lacing like this seat I made.

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  6. Dan

    Dan Staff
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    Wow CB, nice. Some thing like a personal logo would look awesome Robert.
     
  7. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    CB,
    Very nice!
    SB
     

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