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      10-29-2017, 09:03 AM   #1
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Question Where to buy red suede?

Where, online, can I buy real red suede? I keep coming up with faux stuff.

Also, is there somewhere I can buy black diamond stitch vinyl/leather w/red stitching? I know where to get it with plain stitching, but I want red if possible.

Looking to make my own custom door panels for my MS6.
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Iíve been to Jo Annís before and they have suede. Canít remember if it was real suede
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Any upholstery shop can get you whatever you want. Whether it be a full hide or just some specific sized pieces.
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I would not buy real suede (back side of leather) for your door panels. It would get nasty pretty quick.

Most auto manufacturers use alcantara which is faux suede. Real alcantara brand stuff is pretty expensive (~$100/yd) so I'd go for the off-brand stuff.

Example:
https://www.yourautotrim.com/tespfsu.html
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Just to be clear, suede is split leather. Rough out is the back side of a full hide.
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I would not buy real suede (back side of leather) for your door panels. It would get nasty pretty quick.

Most auto manufacturers use alcantara which is faux suede. Real alcantara brand stuff is pretty expensive (~$100/yd) so I'd go for the off-brand stuff.

Example:
https://www.yourautotrim.com/tespfsu.html
I had faux stuff in my Miata & the sun faded it to hell. That's why I don't want to go faux this time.
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Suede gets nasty when it gets moist. Go for alcantara and tint your car to protect interior against UV.
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But first, do a 'fashion-Bill-Cosby' and check yourself in for some therapy before you commit a real crime.
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I'm not a big fan of online purchases but if you have no choice it's better to order at well-known and reliable services. I heard that Brettunsvillage has a good selection of leather craft supplies. But don't forget to check the address you enter to avoid the delivery problems. Once I missed one number in my postal code and my parcel was lost. Now I check it twice at https://worldpostalcode.com/united-states/colorado before making any online purchases.
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If you're looking for Alcantara, that is just a fancy Italian company name. Search Ultrasuede and a bunch of links will pop up, which is essentially what alcantra is. Only real difference is where it's made. Japan vs Italy.

https://jalopnik.com/what-the-hell-i...way-1604799947
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