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Hidem Install

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Hidem Install

Post by cenger » Thu May 15, 2014 9:09 am

Is there a trick to getting the hidem welt to lay flat when fitting the curves at the corners? I am having some difficulty getting it not to bunch up.
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Re: Hidem Install

Post by boatmanscm » Wed May 21, 2014 2:33 am

Hidem, is best installed when warm and the trick is to pull the hidem rather than lay it in corners . Since the inside curve is smaller than the outer you must pull the hidem a bit to compensate for the gather at inside edge.
Also put two rows of staples inside at corners pushing the welt cords apart, not too much as to leave a gap. If using tacks put one forward one back in zig zag at corners.
Also the wrinkles will diminish after some exposure to sun . Make the widest turn you can .
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