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Whether someone fancies tartan (for their clan, or oddly as used in German-designed GTi's) or leopard skin-look (to match their girlfriend's bra and panties), I can say I have re-covered a few items of furniture in my time, and whatever you buy, make sure it is super-heavy-duty "damask"-grade of material. If you get something flimsy - and that includes material for clothing - you'll wear through it in several months with elbows, hands etc., and it will stretch and look a mess. I suspect fitting is more of a pain than wearing the cost (no pun intended) of really high-grade material. Better off with good grade leather, so all you need are tartan cows :)
 

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Whether someone fancies tartan (for their clan, or oddly as used in German-designed GTi's) or leopard skin-look (to match their girlfriend's bra and panties), I can say I have re-covered a few items of furniture in my time, and whatever you buy, make sure it is super-heavy-duty "damask"-grade of material. If you get something flimsy - and that includes material for clothing - you'll wear through it in several months with elbows, hands etc., and it will stretch and look a mess. I suspect fitting is more of a pain than wearing the cost (no pun intended) of really high-grade material. Better off with good grade leather, so all you need are tartan cows :)
Or some tartan paint.
 

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I have seen a Smart Car covered in a Tiger print wrap on the outside of the whole car in the same way as some Buses and Taxis have the vehicles covered in an ad.
So what next for the UP GTI? The whole car covered in a Tartan wrap on the outside with the sound of bagpipes blaring from the radio!!
No Thanks. I will keep my car standard, but well done to those who like to experiment.
 

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I have seen a Smart Car covered in a Tiger print wrap on the outside of the whole car in the same way as some Buses and Taxis have the vehicles covered in an ad.
So what next for the UP GTI? The whole car covered in a Tartan wrap on the outside with the sound of bagpipes blaring from the radio!!
No Thanks. I will keep my car standard, but well done to those who like to experiment.
I’m in the standard camp….. Some add a little to cars some ruin them a lot 👍👍
 

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And then how would you go about installing? I can’t see anywhere there you could tuck it into the trim so I assume you would have to stick it down?
 

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And then how would you go about installing? I can’t see anywhere there you could tuck it into the trim so I assume you would have to stick it down?
You’d have to fit it to a backing board, presumably trim the scrim foam back pull the then unfoamed fabric edge around the back of the board to fix using glue. Once finished the trimmed backing board would fit to the door using lugs like the door cards etc use. The arm rests would be harder and require a backing board that fits around shape of the existing unpadded arm rest/door card shape.

A proper car trimmer would know the best way to go about it and create a professional job with oem finish.

Watch some of those old American Hotrod shows, Gabe the trimmer they used did some epic work. He has his own YouTube channel it turns out
 

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Or call the Chinese lady seen on the "Ass Monkey Show" aka Fast & Loud. In the UK, check Wheeler Dealers & Car SOS, who I think may credit suppliers at the end credits...
 
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