I am wondering if someone can tell me what the material is for the rear window shade of my ’35 sedan and are there any sources for it?
It is very thin, only .010″ thick and is somewhat stiff like it is a treated fabric. It looks like not much room for error on the thickness and it is going to be a bit tricky to remove the old material without getting jammed in the very narrow roller slot.
Any help appreciated!
The material is called a “no fray” fabric, you can buy it at most fabric stores. It will have somewhat more of a weave evident. Getting it in the slot is virtually impossible, add about an inch and a half to length and glue it one full round. All that said, it’s a bear getting it perfectly even, so the next best thing is….
…go to the fellow who restores these for a living. Not terribly expensive and you don’t have to fool with it. About $100 per shade restored.
Heritage Antique Automobile Interiors
1784 Ramblewood Avenue
Columbus Ohio 43235-7332
Once again David you are spot on, Marcus at Heritage responded right away and looks like the go-to guy for antique auto window shades.
Thanks again! Jim