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nice write up!

when i did the door inserts in my sedan and my buddy's coupe, i put the armrests back in place with tiny screws and washers and then put hot glue over them so they wouldn't fall out, just an extra peace of mind really. everything held together great. here's a pic of what i did before i added the hot glue...click

either way you do it, this mod is definately worth it


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post #12 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-25-2010, 02:42 AM
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wont the screws you guys are suggesting be seen when sitting in the car?
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not if you put the screws in the back side
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^that

plus if you go that route with screws, make sure you don't screw them so far in that they go through the other side. i forget what size i used but they were sheet metal screws that i picked up at walmart, the smallest ones they had, which are a perfect size for the little holes in the tabs on the back of the insert. i let a couple go through the other side by accident on my sedan, i caught em before they went totally through but luckily i had painted my door panels anyway so i just threw on a touch up spray and no one ever knew the difference


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yo howd you paint the door,
howd you prep, which primer, which paint?? clear if any?

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yo howd you paint the door,
howd you prep, which primer, which paint?? clear if any?
Cleaned it with Prep All (Wax & grease remover)
Krylon flat black primer
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i think thats like the 10th time ive asked you lol, but thanks for being more specific on everything

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That's so neat! I wish I could do that. I'm sure if I tried, I'd pick a piece of fabric that is too thin and you'd be able to see all the glue or something.
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thank you so much! im doing that next pay check! lol gotta pay to keep the car first lmao

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for sure, i'm definitely doing this on my ls sometime. i cant stand how light the interior is on my car. but i had to have a white one :P... anyway i heard that the black/darker ION seats bolt right in so after i do that i'll do the doors and dash too. but awesome thread!

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