Medical tape on elevator

A lot of preparations before the fabric can go on.

I am using medical tape to go over all (sharp) edges, and rivets to stop the fabric from cutting over time:

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Remember that you want as much as possible clear aluminium on the perimeter of the thing you are covering to put the glue on

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Next is fabric cutting time ! When there is one straight edge it is possible to use one piece of fabric like you see below. For anything else you probably want to get two pieces of fabric.

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Then its time for the glue

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Then wait til the glue is not wet anymore. It is still sticky to touch. And I think you could wait with the fabric till the next day or so.

Lay the frame over the fabric and pull it over the tubes, heating it with the iron.

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And all of that using a good old iron.

Bought us a new one for ironing the clothes:-)

Other “tools” I am using:

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Then you wait at least an hour to make sure the glue is dry before you start applying the sealer.

The sealer is basically the same as the glue but a bit weaker. It is used for sticking the second fabric side to the first one.

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One mistake I made with the second panel of the elevator, is that I didn’t wait for the glue to dry when I applied the sealer for attaching the second side of fabric. This made the first side of fabric to come lose.

So always let it dry long enough !! Do something else, I am sure there is plenty of other things you can de before you put the second side of fabric on.

And at the end of the day I had one panel done. YEAH !!!!   Happy with it 🙂

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