Originally Posted by SpooPoker
How many skins do you think Ill need to recover car seats?
First, it depends on how large an area you want to cover. Second, it depends on whether you want to cover the backrests, as well. Third, it depends on how soft and comfortable you want the seats to be.
Working backwards...smaller skins will have smaller, closer together, rounder tiles. Smaller, rounder tiles will be more comfortable to sit on. Square and more rigid tiles in the tail can be used in the back rests without substantially affecting comfort..Larger animals will have more coverage but the tiles, esp. in the tail will be larger and squarer and significantly more rigid.
On the other hand, the more rigid tail tiles will probably be more durable. You might even want to reverse the layout--tail in the seat, belly in the backrest.
Crocs and alligators are sold according the measurements across the belly. Small skins will run 25-30 cm across the belly and maybe half that again from collar bone to anal vent. Tail is beyond the vent. Large older animals may run...what? 60 cm across the belly.? (I never use the "dinosaurs"...25-30 cm skins is what I buy.)
Figure out what you need in the way of coverage and call Mark. I'm sure he can help.
It's going to be expensive.
PS...You knew that.