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Question
Hello,

I have to glue a couple of patches on the vinyl seat of my '67 Ford Ranger.  (original seat cover)  What is the name of a good adhesive that I can use for this job ?  Thank you.

John

Answer
My old stand by for soft trim is 3 M brand "Trim Adhesive". I use the spray can. Then I cut the piece that I am going to glue on to fit. Then trace the outline of the piece of material onto a paper bag and cut it out. Lay the paper bag on the place where the patch is going to go and spray on the adhesive. Now spray the back of the patch and let both dry as directed on the can. Once the adhesive is set up carefully place the patch over the area to be covered. If you did the cutout right the patch should just cover the area that you sprayed the adhesive on the seat. While not what a "professional" might have done it has worked just fine for me over the years.

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All automotive including antique and collectible. However if the car has been modified I can only answer in general terms and maybe get you pointed in the right direction.

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Automotive tech instructor. Syndicated auto columnist 1970's though the early 1990's. Syndicated auto radio talk show, Ask Brad About cars, CBS Radio 70's through 90's TV Show "Last Chance Garage" 1980's PBS-TV syndicated. Auto instructor for the following companies: Fram Autolyte Holly Carter AMF Ford Motor University Of Conn Blue Hills Technical School Sugar River Technical Center Grew up in a family garage in Needham Mass and turned wrenches from the age of 14.

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Manchester Union Leader, Nashua Telegraph, Motor Service Magazine, Yankee Magazine, Popular Mechanics (Saturday Mechanic early 80's), Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and lots more.

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More than I care to remember. Basically Franklin Technical Institute in Boston, Northeastern University, Fitchburg State Teachers College, Tufts University, and a lot of factory schools along the way.

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Moto Award winner. And much more.

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