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I'm looking for a piece of black alcantara (RS trim) for a steering wheel project. Any ideas where I might find a piece about 18" square? Also looking for a damaged re:inexpensive three spoke wheel to use as a recover core.


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My roof liner is made of that material. It looks like suede. Check out Western Storex in San Francisco. You can try and give them a call. They carry a huge stock of leather and suede. I used to go by a lot when I lived in SF back in the days and buy scrap leather for the interior of scale model car kits.

Western Storex

149 9th st. Between Howard and Mission

San Francisco. 415-431-1458

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All real Alcantara comes in the US through Gulf Fabrics from Italy. GF is the wholesale supplier for the US.

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whats the difference between alcantara and suede...besides cost., since they look so similar.

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