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Old 06-14-2017, 06:08 AM
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Is there any reason not to use snaps to hold seats in place? Seems like it would be easy to pop rivet them in place....
I think for the undersides of the cushions, it would be difficult. The top lap over the setback could use snaps. Abby (Flightline Interiors) offers that as an option. At least on the 7, not sure about the other models.

I got the velcro, and she did a wonderful job on covering my Oregon Aero seat cushions.
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Old 06-14-2017, 06:08 AM
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Is there any reason not to use snaps to hold seats in place? Seems like it would be easy to pop rivet them in place....
Adjustability?
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Old 06-14-2017, 06:24 AM
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FYI

Here is a 3M chart for the technical aspects of the adhesives and fastener mentioned. Note the standard adhesive is only good to 90F. The one Paul identified that works is 200F.
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:41 AM
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I found this:
https://www.itapestore.com/3M-dual-l...-the-yard.aspx

Some of this is available with 3M VHB ("Mounting Tape") adhesive, which really hangs in there.
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Old 06-15-2017, 08:28 AM
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One thing to keep in mind here if you're using these products on upholstery.

If you're planning on sewing through the adhesive, you're possibly in for a huge disappointment. All of the adhesives that I've tried to sew through ended up sticking just as well to the needle as they would to anything else.

I'm sure that Abby has this all figured out, so follow her suggestions.

For you DIYers, try a narrow strip of sew on Velcro (or equivalent) on the upholstery, and a wide strip of adhesive Velcro (or equivalent) on the aircraft structure. Works great to spread the load and also for alignment ease.
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Old 06-15-2017, 08:49 AM
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Here is another data point to consider. I have been flying for 7 years now. I never installed the adhesive velcro strips on my Classic Aero interior parts. Seats, side panels, carpets, everything is just set into place where they belong. I just left the velcro strip with the adhesive that was intended to be stuck to the airplane attached to the velcro that is attached to the interior part. This has worked just fine for me for 7 years now with no ill effects to even talk about. Nothing slips around, nothing moves, it is easy to remove when time for inspection.

As I said, just another data point to consider. It works for me.
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Old 06-15-2017, 03:43 PM
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Default 3M dual lock

I've had good success with this. 200F service temp. it is stiff however.

https://www.amazon.com/3M-Dual-Lock-...ds=velcro+lock

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Old 06-17-2017, 05:41 AM
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I've had reasonable luck gluing down the strips with a hot glue gun.
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Old 06-17-2017, 07:56 AM
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I used Goop
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:07 PM
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3M 1300L will work
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