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« : 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?

Doyle   
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« #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?

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« #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.

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

Doyle:

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

Chris
baileyuph
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« #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
changing.

Doyle
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