Rostov Upholstery Supplies Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 21, 2018, 09:36:03 PM
How To Reupholster A Couch, Chair, Ottoman.
Recover Car And Boat Seats. DVDs
Foam Cutters $130+
1/2" and 3/8" crown staple guns- air and Maestri electric.
Upholstery Tools
Long Nose Staplers $124
Sunbrella Fabric     Complete line of Sunbrela fabrics. We also custom sew beautiful cushions from Sunbrella.
Custom Cushions     Custom cushions sewn at a high level of craftsmanship. Choose from fabrics and a range of quality foam.

: Check out CoachTrim's Advanced Leather Workshop and Basic Sewing Course on Suppliers Page
***Please click here www.facebook.com/upholster.upholstery and click "LIKE" for our UPHOLSTER Facebook business page (it will help me promote this free site)-Ken***

 EZ Foam Cutters with 240 volts and plugs for Australia, New Zealand and UK and EU.
SPECIAL 110V MODELS $130 (limited time!!) http://www.upholster.com/toolkits/Foam-cutter.html

+  My Community
|-+  The Business Of Upholstery
| |-+  The Business Of Upholstery
| | |-+  Air bag equipped seats
« previous next »
: [1]
: Air bag equipped seats  ( 838 )

« : December 03, 2016, 05:33:10 PM »

Car seats equipped with airbags - a question to those who work on such:  What size thread are the covers sewn with at the deploy area?

I do this work, long ago noted it was lighter thread than most seat upholstery typically uses,but forgot what size it is.  I used up the thread that met specs and now need more is why I ask.  My spool label has been displaced??  Could have been a synthetic size 50?

One should use whatever the spec is because of liability.

Anyone with this experience?

YaBB God

Karma: +0/-0
: 3045

« #1 : December 04, 2016, 11:24:27 AM »

My car seat is equipped with an air bag, but only when I am driving.  :o

I can't offer my two cents here, I have no experience on working on auto upholstery at all.

That is an interesting question, though. Does the stitching need to break away within a specific range of force in order to help the air bag deploy? Or does the air bag come out through the material and the stitching serves a typical seaming function? Or does the stitching need to be stronger than normal?

« : December 04, 2016, 11:27:13 AM gene »

YaBB God

Karma: +2/-0
: 2123

Mainly furniture. Tarpon Springs Fl.

« #2 : December 04, 2016, 03:50:06 PM »

These are reasons I will not do cars anymore. Too much liability. I'd be scared shitless the things would deploy while I was working on it. Do you disconnect the battery or what? Sorry no help with the thread.

Minichillo's Upholstery
YaBB God

Karma: +1/-0
: 4178

I'm Always In Trouble

« #3 : December 08, 2016, 06:55:37 AM »


Your best bet is to visit the forum on the Hog Ring. It is pretty much all auto upholstery related.


« #4 : January 02, 2017, 08:57:21 AM »

BTW, a body shop (repeat customer) who advised he has another seat where the air bag went off(accident situation).  There are less places around willing to work on this stuff, apparently, because calls have been increasing.  This one is in a German car and I believe it is in the several thousand dollars range (so much has to be replaced).

Hasn't business changed!  I was asked how long it took to learn the business (uph)?  After a quick thought, said:  "will let you know when it happens".  True because things keep

: [1]  
« previous next »

Latex Mattress    Foam Order allows you to design your own latex mattress using layers of certified natural and organic components.
Organic Mattress     Foam Order makes a wonderful organic mattress using certified natural and organic components. Choose your own firmness.
SMF 2.0.14 | SMF © 2017, Simple Machines