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Hey. I would suggest first and foremost a fabric that doesn't stretch too much. Obviously you probably couldn't use couch fabric and expect it to mold to the contours, but if you use something too stretchy it'll distort easily when you're gluing it down and won't look right. So not as stretchy as a T-shirt, but more so than an old piece of barn wood.

Also, pick something fairly thin and not heavily textured so you won't have to use quite as many coats of clear, although it's still probably going to be a lot no matter what.

Really my answer is use whatever you want, since I'm up on freedom of expression. I'm sure there's a way to make anything work.

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I dont want to step on anyones toes, I agree with almost everything you said Roqviller, but I was under the impression a material with a good amount of stretch was the way to go... I dont mean spandex or anything :D but something with a good amount of cotton in it?

- Dan

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I think probably if you aren't using fabric with a regular pattern you can use whatever you want. I'm just saying not too stretchy because I once found some really cool fabric with little round flowery things, it reminded me of something you'd find in India, and anyway, it was super stretchy and when I laid it all out most of the circles turned into ovals and they were crooked as well... Not good. :D

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another good thought on th is is to use actuall adhesive i forget what i used originally but i fought with it for a eyar after that.

it kept coming off till i redid it with some amp epoxy that holds the vinyl on the cabinets..

i like wall mart fabrics i cover pedals with tehm

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Welcome to the forum trinity B)

Almost any good material normally used for shirts and or skirts will do from a fabric store. Course we always look like the odd man out walking in :D

Just be sure it has a little strech to it both ways from the weave so you can make any contours and you should do fine. :D

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This is actually actually a shirt I found in the kids section of a department store. I'm not sure when or what I'll get a chance to use it... But I couldn't pass it up.... Ya think it will make a good material finish ... Any opinions?

http://img68.photobucket.com/albums/v208/s...16/DSC03118.jpg

http://img68.photobucket.com/albums/v208/s...16/DSC03117.jpg

I hope this web hosting site works!!!!! :D

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Sinner:

If you're using Photobucket, all you have to do is copy the "IMG" line and paste it into your message. You don't have to press any of the forum's special formatting buttons or anything. Just cut from Photobucket, and paste into here as though it were a regular line of text.

As for the shirt-- it could make for a very cool guitar! I'm not into graphics much myself (fabric OR painted, even by a skilled artist) on guitars, but that'd look pretty good.

Greg

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http://www.geocities.com/austenfantanio/we...out/NEWPENG.HTM

http://www.geocities.com/austenfantanio/we...ut/firepics.htm

http://www.geocities.com/austenfantanio/we...silmarshall.htm

fire and dragon pics old penguin fabric pics.. and penguin grill cloth coverign. i got more pics just not on this comptueer

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