: suede headliner



leija_01
10-17-09, 02:56 AM
We did this quite awhile back, I just never posted pictures! sorry!!! Next, we will be doing the steering wheel in suede.. :) What do you think?

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CIWS
10-17-09, 10:39 AM
That would be something I would have to see in person to get a real feel for.

Heath
10-17-09, 10:30 PM
Headliner yes. Steering wheel no.

leija_01
10-17-09, 11:30 PM
Headliner yes. Steering wheel no.

haha, why no?

Heath
10-18-09, 12:19 PM
Well, this is just my opinion, but there is a reason no production car comes with suede on the wheel. It just wont wear well, and doesnt look right on the wheel anyway.

silverws6ta
10-18-09, 12:50 PM
Well, this is just my opinion, but there is a reason no production car comes with suede on the wheel. It just wont wear well, and doesnt look right on the wheel anyway.

New CTS-V owners area already commenting on this subject -- great feel and look.. when its new.. 5 years and 50,000 miles from now.. Will be another question.

leija_01
10-18-09, 06:40 PM
New CTS-V owners area already commenting on this subject -- great feel and look.. when its new.. 5 years and 50,000 miles from now.. Will be another question.

good point...

thebigjimsho
10-19-09, 11:27 AM
Well, this is just my opinion, but there is a reason no production car comes with suede on the wheel. It just wont wear well, and doesnt look right on the wheel anyway.
Many high performance production cars DO come with suede wheels...

thebigjimsho
10-19-09, 11:28 AM
As for the headliner, I'd need to see it in person to get a feel for the look. If it were a darker headliner, I'd definitely be all for it...

dhemrick
10-19-09, 02:02 PM
I love it! I've always thought the light gray headliner in our cars seemed out of place in a black car and really only matched with the light gray interior. I'd do this in a heartbeat.

I assume you painted all of the plastic panels (lights, handles, etc.) in the headliner with black vinyl paint?

leija_01
10-19-09, 05:56 PM
I love it! I've always thought the light gray headliner in our cars seemed out of place in a black car and really only matched with the light gray interior. I'd do this in a heartbeat.

I assume you painted all of the plastic panels (lights, handles, etc.) in the headliner with black vinyl paint?

they have a glossy finish

Heath
10-20-09, 07:58 PM
Many high performance production cars DO come with suede wheels...

Such as?

Bee iLL
10-21-09, 11:09 AM
Such as?

Maserati Quattroporte, just to name one...

LITTLEELVISDAN
10-21-09, 12:38 PM
Whoever did the work did a good job. If I did it I would have to go a black suede for I have the black and red interior..

leija_01
10-21-09, 05:53 PM
If you were closer, dan....I'd hook ya up! :)

thebigjimsho
10-21-09, 09:59 PM
Such as?
Ferrari, Porsche, Mercedes AMG...

Heath
10-24-09, 06:31 PM
Must be some of those out of my league, because I have driven plenty of Ferraris, AMGs, Porsches, etc and Im yet to see one with Suede on the wheel. I digress.:thumbsup:

bobs-sts-v
10-26-09, 12:47 PM
Me too. My AMG has no suede on the steering wheel. Should I complain to Mercedes?

Bob

thebigjimsho
10-26-09, 02:02 PM
Must be some of those out of my league, because I have driven plenty of Ferraris, AMGs, Porsches, etc and Im yet to see one with Suede on the wheel. I digress.:thumbsup:
It's on the GT500 as well.

Heath
10-27-09, 12:02 PM
Nope. Sorry.

http://www.roadfly.com/new-cars/wp-content/uploads/gallery/2007-ford-shelby-mustang-gt500/shelby-mustang-gt500-steering-wheel.jpg

CIWS
10-28-09, 09:34 AM
Such as?


It appears they're "big" in the BMUUs - oh except they like using the term Alcantara. :D


http://www.bimmerworld.com/html/e46-alcantara-steering-wheel.htm

thebigjimsho
10-30-09, 01:29 AM
Nope. Sorry.

http://www.roadfly.com/new-cars/wp-content/uploads/gallery/2007-ford-shelby-mustang-gt500/shelby-mustang-gt500-steering-wheel.jpg
Don't be a dumbass...




http://image.musclemustangfastfords.com/f/18895569/mmfp_0907_04_z+2010_shelby_gt500+front_view.jpg

thebigjimsho
10-30-09, 01:32 AM
Well, this is just my opinion, but there is a reason no production car comes with suede on the wheel. It just wont wear well, and doesnt look right on the wheel anyway.
And you still haven't addressed the fact that it's also available in the CTS-V...

leija_01
10-30-09, 01:53 AM
I think I might do the steering wheel.... lol

Heath
11-01-09, 12:56 PM
And you still haven't addressed the fact that it's also available in the CTS-V...

Look man I really could care less what car it comes in. I think a suede wheel is a bad idea no matter what. Its not going to wear well. As far as your personal attack comment goes, that does nothing more than to show your juvinile inability to react to someone elses difference of opinion. Respond to me when your personality matures a little.

thebigjimsho
11-01-09, 07:20 PM
Look man I really could care less what car it comes in. I think a suede wheel is a bad idea no matter what. Its not going to wear well. As far as your personal attack comment goes, that does nothing more than to show your juvinile inability to react to someone elses difference of opinion. Respond to me when your personality matures a little.
Well, when one is so full of themselves in thinking that they're right, sometimes they need to be jolted lest they live their lives in ignorance.

And since you claim that you care about this, I felt it necessary to tell you...

whisler151
11-01-09, 09:01 PM
but there is a reason no production car comes with suede on the wheel. It just wont wear well, and doesnt look right on the wheel anyway.

Here are a few brands that use suede on steering wheels as an option on high performance vehicles...I'm sure there are more but I dont feel like looking them up.

Cadillac
BMW
Lamborghini
Audi
Ford

Heath
11-01-09, 09:35 PM
I should have worded that "not many".

Heath
11-01-09, 09:37 PM
Well, when one is so full of themselves in thinking that they're right, sometimes they need to be jolted lest they live their lives in ignorance.

And since you claim that you care about this, I felt it necessary to tell you...

Im not about to continue an internet argument with you friend. I never pretended to be more sure of myself than you. Some cars do have suede on the wheel. I accept that. I never personally attacked you.

Heath
11-01-09, 09:45 PM
Its all good lets move on!

thebigjimsho
11-03-09, 08:56 PM
Im not about to continue an internet argument with you friend. I never pretended to be more sure of myself than you. Some cars do have suede on the wheel. I accept that. I never personally attacked you.
It's all semantics, mah man. I was just trying to show you there were cars that had it. You tried to show me up and it irritated me. Besides, I said don't be a dumbass. You can do it!


Now that we have established that some cars have it, you're right. Let's move on...

LITTLEELVISDAN
11-03-09, 11:01 PM
WHEW!!! WOW!!! So did you guys end up getting a room after that fight?:stirpot::hide:

thebigjimsho
11-03-09, 11:31 PM
WHEW!!! WOW!!! So did you guys end up getting a room after that fight?:stirpot::hide:
Yeah, but I didn't catch anything. How you feeling piggy boy?

leija_01
11-04-09, 01:15 AM
this thread has gone soooo off topic, kinda. haha

ssstealth
11-05-09, 07:29 AM
What kind of material stock did you use? I used off the roll suede from the local fabric store in my Fleetwood and found it VERY difficult to work with... not stretchy at all.

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j248/ssstealth/Fleetwood%20SS/restoration/P1010011.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j248/ssstealth/Fleetwood%20SS/restoration/P1010012.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j248/ssstealth/Fleetwood%20SS/restoration/P1010003.jpg

inurok
11-05-09, 07:44 AM
looks great nice job man!!!

leija_01
11-06-09, 10:13 PM
What kind of material stock did you use? I used off the roll suede from the local fabric store in my Fleetwood and found it VERY difficult to work with... not stretchy at all.
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we get our material from a Automotive interior distributor. My interior guy is the one that places the orders...that is a great job btw!!!