What is windlace for a classic or antique car ?
Windlace is the trim that goes around the door openings on most classic and antique cars. The windlace has a rubber core and has cloth wrapped around it and sewn. We use the same material as the headliner to make our windlace. It is around 1/2 to 5/8 inch thick when it is finished; and has a 1 to 1 1/2 inch tail to staple on the tack strip, or tuck under the edge of the headliner - which ever is applicable for your car.
The way to know how much windlace you will need is to measure around the door opening. Measure the inside of the door opening all the way around (most windlace will either stop at the door seal or go around the entire opening of the door). If you have a 2 door, double it, if a 4 door - multiply by 4. We have learned that most cars take 10 feet per door.
We also have the double welt (staple hiding) type of trim that is used to trim off the exposed staple lines on some of the older cars. All the classic cars don't use staple or tack hiding trim, but there are some that used this type of trim. This trim is approximately 1/2 to 5/8 inch wide and will hide any staple or tack line.
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