naki_k wrote:One thing that occurred to me. By the time the leather is fitted, it will close of areas by an extra few millimetres, would that not cause clearance/ fitment issues for the veneer pieces, vents and glove box lid? Clearly I have seen leather on the Insignia dash, but I couldn’t work out how they did it with nothing catching and everything still fitting in place? My thought was perhaps the factory used dashes that didn’t already have the vinyl covers on?
Jaguarxj40 wrote:Little teaser update.
Initially I was going to try and re-cover the dash without any stitch lines for a smooth look but that was not going to be possible and the biggest problem was going to be around the left and right air vents. With stitching in these areas I was concerned with "grinning" due to having to pull tight the leather around some of the complex curves involved so I thought I would go with something completely different by creating a groove and tucking the leather in for a one off one of a kind unique covering.
Firstly I marked out where I wanted this and dremeled a groove into the dash, still needs a little fettling but I will address these and any other bits I'm not completely happy with until I have fully covered the dash which should be by the end of the week.
Marked out area,
Line dremeled out to accept the leather.
Initial starting point of covering
More to follow tomorrow, and a full write up will follow in due course.
Jaguarxj40 wrote:... this little project ...
pimgmx wrote:Jaguarxj40 wrote:... this little project ...
Sounds like an understatement to me...
Great job, and impressive result!
Looking forward to your write-up, all of us Insignia owners face a top dash reglue sooner or later...
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