Wednesday, January 25, 2012
A while ago, I would have said this kind of thing is not possible because vinyl covers for boats, barbeques and motorcycle covers typically have a fabric lining underneath.
But this time, I thought that if I could successfully glue some fabric onto the underside, then recycled billboards could be used without scratching or sticking to the item that they are covering.
I did an experiment where I glued an old T-shirt to a section of tarp with Vynabond. It adhered well, so now I am going ahead with the design.
I asked my client for some measurements so I could get the geometry of the cover. I used TouchDraw on the iPad to make a scale model. With this scale model I can easily determine the length of the outside edge and the angles over the handlebars and seatrest. (The picture doesn't show the actual model of the client's motorbike, I just put it in for reference.)
I'm going to use some flannel sheets for the fabric lining.