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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by signalsteve, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. signalsteve
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
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    from NH

    Is there a product that replaces missing tack strip for installing interiors?

    someone remove the originals and need something to tack to. thanks for any info on this matter
     
  2. Any Upholstery Supply should have what you need....
     
  3. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
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    I think lots of replacement tack strips are now made of a plastic material.
    You can also try' www.restorationspecialties.com They have lots of good stuff.
     
  4. davidvillajr
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
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  5. Smokey2
    Joined: Jan 11, 2011
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    Ole' Time "working good!" Tack strips............House wiring....two wire.....Tack into Center!!

    Worked great on 42 Cont. Conv. TOP!
    Ole' Time, Guy,,,,,Gave me the Fix.


    Smokin' , (Twice on Saturdays!).......IN THA' SMOKIES.
     
  6. If all else fails.just use a 1/4 thick piece of leather....you can screw or glue it in first...if its metal like over head for headliners,,the product is called "Ply-grip". Furniture uses it
     
  7. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
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    Use bodyside moulding. I buy it by the rolls at swapmeets.
     
  8. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    That's what I use on convertible tops as well to replace the folded up cardboard tack strip shit they come with stock. Works great, it's 5/8" wide with a self adhesive back on it. You can rivet it in place with aluminum rivets if you want, that's what I do. Takes a cut tack really well. The stock shit was garbage when it was new.
     
  9. greg32
    Joined: Jun 21, 2007
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    I used the 5/8 x 1/8 hard rubber stuff from LeBaron in my 32 sedan. Works great, 85 cents a foot.
     
  10. Mac_55
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 688

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    When i ran out i just cut fan belts into quarter inch thick strips. Fan belts work really good because you can drill them and pop rivet them in placeand they match the hard rubber tack strip almost identicle .
     
  11. Mac_55
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
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    Or you could always use a serpentine belt and just cut it down the middle so you have two equal widths and just stack them to get your thickness . THey work good.
     
  12. Rs2
    Joined: Dec 12, 2009
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    keyston bros.
     
  13. Gator
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
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    My upholstery guru Ray Eller told me he uses caulk (can't remember exactly which, I'll check tomorrow - urethane maybe?) to fill in areas where the tack strip backing is missing - said it holds tacks and staples great.
     

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