This blog documents the restoration, and conversion, of a 1965 Humber (Singer) Vogue to a fully electric vehicle. The Vogue will be powered by an 11kW(modified), 3 phase industrial AC motor, controlled by an industry standard Variable Speed Drive (VSD) or Inverter. To be able to produce the 400 volts phase to phase the VSD will need about 600 VDC of batteries. A big thanks to the contributors on the AEVA forum:

Monday, July 30, 2012

Removing Contact Adhesive from Fabric

A few times throughout the Vogue restoration I have accidently smudged the fabric of seats or trim with contact adhesive and gone into a blind panic. Firstly, with vinyl, just wait until it's not runny (10 to 30 seconds) then rub it around for a little while with your fingers and it will ball and come off - usually with no trace at all.

Fabric is another matter, but I found out early on that Lacquer Thinners works perfectly. It doesn't appear to harm the fabric - at least automotive velour. Just a small slurp on a clean rag and gently wipe it off in the direction of the pile - in fact any direction and finish off in the pile direction. At one stage I was using spray adhesive (3M High Tack) and got quite a lot on one of the seats - the overspray looks like thin string. The thinners took it all off with no trace. I have always done this while the adhesive was still wet though. I don't know about other types of thinners - just lacquer.

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