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    1. Kit: , by (Active Member) road devil is offline
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      For my 32 Ford Highboy 1:8 i would like to have e realy "beated-up" seat with holes and scratches in. I will use the seat thats in the box, but how should i do to get that realy, realy used look?

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  1. hot ford coupe's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Hey Road devil. I'm no expert on weathering Beated seats but I think I may be able to get you started. If I can't answer the question with this post, ask again. I know some of the other guys can do it. I know that Gluhead does alot of weathering Beated seats on the outsides but I'm not sure who does the inside.

    Anyhoo, the first thing I would do is find a picture of a similar seat that's been beat up. You may be able to find some of them on restoration sites for rods and customs where they show a full restoration. Try www.selectmotors.com . They're resotring an old Buick. You'll see several things in the seat that would be in the weathering Beated seats process. First, the seat will be somewhat collapsed from being sat on. You'll need to remove some plastic in the center portion of the seat but only about 1 to 1 Beated seats .5 mm, definitely not more than 2. Next, you'll also have to recut the pleats but flatter and a shade wider, very slight to simulate the flattened leather. Next, you'll need some very fine cracks in the leather. Carefully placed very fine scratches like spider webbing should be made with a fine blade which later will be colored with some weathering Beated seats washes Beated seats to make them a bit more prominent. Next you need some rips. The repaired rips are the easiest. you can use a small piece of duct tape on the seat just like the real thing. The rest of the job depends on what you see in your research pictures. The color of the leather in the most worn areas will be duller, maybe lighter or darker than the original colors depending on the materials. Maybe you can make a little of the stuffing come out of a rip with some fine cotton but again sublty. The rest is up to your imagination with color washes Beated seats and paint to make everything look dirty and used. Again, check out some of the old school types of magazines with a lot of rat rods like Ol'Skool Rodz or Deluxe Kar Kulture. I've seen everything beat up there. Let me know if you need more info and I'll add where you need it. Good luck.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Devil:

    Hot Beated seats Rod makes everything soooooo complicated - don't pay any attention to him. :mad:

    Here's what yer gunna wanna do...

    First - find a vehicle that has some seats that have, approximately, the look that you want on your 1:8 seats. Really study the 1:1 Beated seats prototypes. Make sure to really understand the textures, grains and colors that make the real beaters look the way they do.

    Next, get in the 1:1 Beated seats vehicle and sit in the driver's seat. Move yer arse around on the seat and feel the way it breaks down due to its age.

    Finally - start up the 1:1 Beated seats car and run over your 1:8 seats. I think you will find that when you're done, your model seats will have LOTS of holes and scratches and will look really, really used.

    Now of course, if you don't get the look you want the first time, put the donor vehicle and reverse and go over 'em again. :D :D :D :D

    No need to thank me - I'm always happy to help others.
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    LOL!!! Ya.... That would work. Or, you can try regular T.P. A little white glue and work it until you get the desired texture. A stiff brush helps break it up unevenly. Then paint to the desired dinginess.:D

    Check out the Harley with side-hack in the cycle gallery...

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    My way is less messy. :D
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    That's it !! I forgot the toilet paper trick. Thanks for reminding me, Dan. I knew I saw that somewhere in a tutorial but I forgot how the guy did it.

    Hey Andy, I tried that technique. It looked o.k. but the seat was too big to fit back into the body. Well, At least I now have a folding front seat. It folds forward, it folds backwards and it folds left and right. In fact now it folds in any direction I want. The finish is nice but a little on the flat side. :D :D :D
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    No no no ya run over new shoes and leather jackets. :D Extra points if ya can catch 'em under a powerslide.

    I don't have anything constructive to add on this that hasn't already been covered.

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    [FONT=Arial]Once around the Sun, cruising, climbing. Jupiter cyclops winks at me, yeah, he knows who's driving. Hit neutral in the tail of a comet. Let the vortex pull my weight. Push the seat back a little lower. Watch light bend in the blower. Planets align. A king is born. Dodge Swinger. Jesus on the dashboard.[/FONT]
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    If I limited my posts to things that were constructive, I'd never have [I]anything[/I] to say. :rolleyes:
    When I was young I used to say "[I]When I grow up I'm going to be somebody!"
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    That's the attitude, Andy. I'm proud to have you here as a fellow crayon eater.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    EATING Crayons??:eek: :o
    Damn it, I saw the Simpsons and Homer stuck em up his nose, thats how Ive been doing it.............
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    The nose thing is o.k. too Doc, but you just can't inhale. Don't forget to take the paper off first.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Ok the next place I hear to put 'em BETTER be the EARS!

    :D

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    [FONT=Arial]Once around the Sun, cruising, climbing. Jupiter cyclops winks at me, yeah, he knows who's driving. Hit neutral in the tail of a comet. Let the vortex pull my weight. Push the seat back a little lower. Watch light bend in the blower. Planets align. A king is born. Dodge Swinger. Jesus on the dashboard.[/FONT]
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    heres how i made my beat up seat for my lindberg t-bucket.

    i removed the pleated seat centers so i could have butt prints


    then i covered it with some vinyl i found at wal-mart


    the tape is real duct tape that i cut down to cover the slits i made to get it to fit

    Once i was happy with the tape and the fit i sanded the vinyl with sand Beated seats paper to rough it up. then i sprayed it with testors dull coat. then i dusted it with dirt to make it match the rest of the car


    finished product



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    Absolutely sterling job of weathering Beated seats . Acouple of staged photos should really set it off. It'll look real.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Gorgeous, road devil. You da expert weatherer now. I really like the magazine touch. I get those mags in the mail. They're one of the best guides for weathering Beated seats . I'd love to see what you can do with a pristine model. Hey, who makes the pristine? Not GM, not Ford, Not Mopar. Ok, ok, I'll go back down to my cell.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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