Originally Posted by diegogotegui
stone cold could you help me by telling me aprox how much alcantara should i buy to cover the headliner, pillars, and handles.
Alcantara comes 59 " wide and is sold in full lineal yard increments.
Hard to say to be honest, I never measured any of the cuts. I bought a twelve metre roll as a job lot. From memory I think the roll was 1.30m wide, I'll have to check in the morning.
If I recall correctly I cut a piece 3m in length to do the headliner. The pillars, I just cut what I needed, by laying the pillar on the material, dry wrapping it and marking where I needed to cut. The d pillars use the most material, as far as the pillars go.
I would suggest buying a couple of metres and seeing how you get on. It's not as easy as vinyl to work with. If you need to stretch it, you'll have to apply
steam to the fabric, heat doesn't work.
And be very careful with the glue, you don't want it to seep through.
If you do a quick search on here for Alcantara, you'll see a lot of threads of mine and while not 'how to's you should be able to see what I mean from them.