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rubberized horsehair locating?
Posted by NVSRR on Monday, November 4, 2019 7:45 AM

Our British counterparts have a product called rubberized horsehair.   Makes a good bush, brush, and undergrowth cover because of the branch structure.  Have not been able to find it here in the states.  Might somebody have stumbled over it somewhere outside of Europe?  The usual search approaches have yielded nothing.   I am interested in trying it.  

 

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Posted by BigDaddy on Monday, November 4, 2019 9:29 AM

Lots of hits for this product with google  Online upholstery supply stores sell it, maybe you can find it locally.

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Posted by NVSRR on Monday, November 4, 2019 9:42 AM

Lots of hits but nonenis the right stuff.  I noticed that most is braided and more like a net.  Apparently there are many types.  Not usufull.  The usefull stuff is still only found in Europe.  Havent been able to find a local or state side source. Shipping and exchange rates make it unrealistic in pricing.  

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Posted by mbinsewi on Monday, November 4, 2019 10:04 AM

I also found lots of "hits", along with this:

https://albanyfoam.com/product-category/rubberized-hair/

Interesting images also show up on a search for rubberized horse hair, and the many ways it can be used.

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Posted by NVSRR on Monday, November 4, 2019 11:41 AM

The now that one Albany Foam. Doesnt appear in the list I got

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Posted by tloc52 on Monday, November 4, 2019 12:15 PM

I checked out Google. That stuff is not inexpensive. What do you plan to use it for?

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, November 4, 2019 8:56 PM

Nine dollars/foot, 30" wide:

https://www.upholsteryconnection.com/products/rubber-hair-rubberized-curled-hair

I believe some of the vintage automobile restorers are using it for upholstery on the seats. I remember finding a bunch of that stuff at my former employer. Can't recall what exactly we used it for, filtration of some kind, perhaps. It almost looks like the ScotchBrite pads they use on floor polishers.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Monday, November 4, 2019 9:20 PM

gmpullman
I believe some of the vintage automobile restorers are using it for upholstery on the seats.

I noticed that on the image search I did.  Also used a lot in regular furniture.

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Monday, November 4, 2019 11:48 PM

https://www.onlinefabricstore.net/1-x-24-rubberized-hair-.htm

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Posted by BATMAN on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:29 AM

Looks a lot like furnace filter material. That's what I use.

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