Tips for a suede junky

Jay H

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I have been using suede like crazy lately. This stuff pretty well sells its self. I show it on almost every project where it’s appropriate and some jobs it’s not. That’s strange because I rarely pull down samples over 2.5” wide. Go figure!

Anyway I’m getting ready to attach some items to suede. Specifically foamcore and brass name plates. I get the feeling atg won’t work here. What should I use?
 

framah

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I cut the suede layer off of the mat base so it is covered by whatever I'm trying to mount . This gives you a paper base to glue onto. A light scoring of the suede layer so you don't cut way into the board and then pick at a corner with the tip of the exacto knife and peel off.
you might want to practice on a scrap to get the feel of cutting thru the suede layer only.
 
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