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Sports bodies for a special or replica or travesty (depending on your point of view)
#31
There is a company called  MARTRIM (Sandbach) trim@martrim.co.uk  who sell Vynide (Vinide) /Rexine in a good range of colours. May be worth a look....A Z Magnette owner re-trimmed his door cards with it & it looked super. They claim it is "not stretchy!"
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#32
The product most similar to the prewar rexine used by Austin is called Arbetex available from J Hewitt and sons. Sadly at present it is only made in thin grades which are perfect for door trims and on the rear of seats, the graining and weight is almost identical to original samples in my collection. However although it would look right it is not really heavy enough for use on the front of the seats and squabs where Rexine was used in Chummys etc. I know Ruairidh has been experimenting with it's waterproof qualities and durability on a luggage trunk with a view to then using it to cover fabric body's, any feedback to date Rory?
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#33
Thought I said this yesterday but I must have pressed the wrong button - I had some black 'Rexine' off David Nightingale which made a smart job of my Ulster interior trim (side panels and bulkhead). I'm not sure how close it is to the original product but it certainly looks better than PVC leathercloth.
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#34
(18-05-2018, 06:49 AM)Chris KC Wrote: Thought I said this yesterday but I must have pressed the wrong button - I had some black 'Rexine' off David Nightingale which made a smart job of my Ulster interior trim (side panels and bulkhead). I'm not sure how close it is to the original product but it certainly looks better than PVC leathercloth.

be interesting to see a pic of an offcut if you have one? Was it pricey? This Bentley exterior stuff was quite thick with its white underlay and coated top.
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#35
I'm pretty sure I must have a scrap left over if you'd like a 'swatch' Jon. I'm at Beaulieu overnight but will have a look when I get home tomorrow. Not too expensive.
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