A little OT, but I'm sure this comes up at home too, for awnings etc.
What is the best adhesive for vinyl-covered-canvas, where one ahering
surface will be vinyl and the other canvas?
Would it help much to try to glue just the canvas sides together?
Have you ever heard of K-Grip, applied with a brush? How good is it?
(Often applied with a sprayer but I don't have a sprayer and one site
was about brushing it on.)
Background: My convertible top has shrunk and I want to try letting
out the hem, so to speak. Opening it up at the front and restapling
it according to the original instructions, which allow for more slack
than it has now. (Now it has so little I can't latch the top!) But
there may not be enough material so I wanted to sew on an additional
one or two inches, from side to side, about 44 to 48 inches.
So I went to a couple upholsterers, and they both want to take the top
off. (If I were taking the top off, I'd put on a whole new top. I'm
planning for this job to just take an hour or two, 3 at the most.)
Both said they can't sew it with a machine when it is on the car (I'll
buy that) and they don't want to sew it by hand. So now I figure I'll
sew it by hand. I sew occasionally. It will take 15 to 30 minutes.
But the second guy insisted that K-Grip would be just as strong, or at
least plenty strong enough. As strong as a sewing job with not too
many stitches, which was my plan, maybe just 40 stitches, one per
What do you all think?