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« on: November 28, 2011 03:29:07 PM »

So my car is showing its age (prematurely) and my ceiling fabric is falling down and my visor fabric was flaking off terribly (see pictures below)... I have been on and off wanting to tear off the fabric because every time I bumped it, flakes and bits went floating everywhere.

So here is the finished project:



And here are some pictures of the process. If anyone would like some help/tips on how I did it to give their own car a treatment, please feel free to ask Smiley

Original (after I tore it off the visor... it still had a hard cardboard piece that I saved for the new one). It was pretty rough. Parts of the fabric were actually hanging down for the last couple weeks. Luckily I am short enough that it was not in my vision.



The visor was sewn onto a particle board frame, so to cut it off, I just slid my scissors between the layers of cardboard to cut the thread and leave everything else intact. Here is the inside after cutting it off:



I tore of the old fabric and traced the cardboard to make a pattern and added a 3/8 in seam allowance (I thought I added enough length for a flap, but somehow screwed that one up).

I used spray on adhesive to refasten the cardboard to the particle board frame without fabric so that it will be easy to replace the new cover if I need to.



Here is the slipcover before I put it on:

   

And some pictures of it in the car:





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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2011 03:57:53 PM »

Holy Moley!!! This is so awesome! My car visors are so boring compared to yours Smiley. Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2011 04:17:19 PM »

Holy Moley!!! This is so awesome! My car visors are so boring compared to yours Smiley. Great job!

Thanks! It was definitely time to do something. My whole ceiling has a quilted toilet paper look from the thumbtacks I used to re-pin it. Now I am thinking about doing another visor cover for the other side... but I don't have enough to do a matching one, so people will definitely think I am crazy Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2011 07:53:59 PM »

Such an awesome project Idea!  That looks really great Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2011 03:08:35 AM »

That's just sheer clever! I love it.
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2011 05:31:10 AM »

That looks so cute! Great idea!
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2011 07:07:23 AM »

Driving with it for the first time this morning was fun. Luckily the visor is flush enough with the ceiling that I am not distracted by it. But when I do see it, I smile!

Something I noticed while using the remodeled visor:
Originally, only the edges were attached on the cardboard, so it bowed out and had a thick, hollow feel. Since I put spray adhesive everywhere on the inside, it bonded completely to the frame inside and now has a thinner, but sturdier feel to it.

I was worried that the inside particle board frame would be weakened when I removed the original visor, but now I don't think that is the case. Adhering the cardboard to the frame will probably more evenly distributed the "force" of opening it.... (sorry, I let the engineer come out of me...)
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012 11:38:01 AM »

this is totally sick. i have a few small burn holes in my visor and this would be such a great cover up!
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