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    Hi all

    I am looking for a small portion of loose black leather or similar material that I can use on my door card, what I actually need to do is on the driver door cards arm rest I need to make an inch thicker cushion just to give like a little bit extra comfort to the elbow, usually on longer journeys my elbow starts hurting after a while so a little bit extra cushion will help.

    Also what material should I fit in there, I think if I fill in normal form that will not give it any shape do I need something a bit more firmer kind of form?

    I will just stick that on top of the arm rest with double sided tape.

    If its not clear what I am trying to achieve let me know I will do some Photoshop tonight?


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    you could try Sidhu textiles on Southall Broadway - they sell peices of leather. Buy some stiff foam and cover it to suit
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    That would be brillient if you can send me a piece, I dont think I need a massive piece, I would say half a meter long and to roll a 2 inch thick form may be 6-8 inches wide would be enough.
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    You're right that the correct density of foam is important - or you could get some of that green 'oasis' stuff that flower arrangers use?

    If you know the size, I've a few square metres of carbon-fibre material and could send you a piece? Assuming it's not a huge armrest!!
     
     

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    And yes let me know how much do I owe you for this.
     
     

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    ..... if he asks you to bend over and pick up the material from the floor ...... !!!!!!
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    Then mate I will ask you you to do the honours!

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    ..... if he asks you to bend over and pick up the material from the floor ...... !!!!!!
     
     

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    your car - your foam - your material - yours thank you!
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    Thanks to Neil for sedning Carbon fibre material!


    Few photos, mistake what I have made is I have used very soft form but still doesnt look bad, keeping in mind my DIY skills!!!












     
     

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    personally mate - i would have gone with black leather to mix in with the door card, but each to their own.

    tidy job all said
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    Quote Originally Posted by 530kam View Post
    ..... if he asks you to bend over and pick up the material from the floor ...... !!!!!!
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    Then mate I will ask you you to do the honours!


    Neal will take you both

    Backs to the wall guys!!

    I agree with Kam, you should have kept it black leather to keep the oem look unless you do both sides?
     
     

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