Tolex vs



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Description: Walked into a fabric store to get something for my wife. Happened to notice that they have vinyl covering, which looks and feels very much like tolex except for it doesn't have such a coarse

Walked into a fabric store to get something for my wife. Happened to notice that they have vinyl covering, which looks and feels very much like tolex except for it doesn't have such a coarse texture.

At $8 a yard, I bought 4 yards. Anyone ever try using this instead of tolex. What is tolex? I thought it was just vinyl.

For me, Tolex is just the trademark of a certain very good vinyl covering. Besides texture and color, don't think there's that much difference in the "plastic" itself.

1) non-stretch cotton based cloth (the best). "Official" Guitar amp Tolex is like that. Best if the backing cloth is dyed the same or close colour as the visible side, but it may come in "natural cotton" color, say very light brown or even white.

If you contact-cement it (the nasty old solvent type) it stays reasonably flat while drying to get tacky enough to be applied.

2) "jersey" based: it can stretch (more on one way than the other), that *may* ease following a non-straight part of the cabinet.

3) Don't know the English name, its backing is thicker and rougher, not unlike that gray floor mopping cloth.






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