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post #41 of 47 (permalink) Old 06-20-2010, 01:42 PM
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looks sick mike nice job, thinking about doing black suede soon

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awesome write up, i was actually gonna have my GF help me do this same thing and was wondering what type of glue to help stick, this helps a ton.

(spereate note, can this same method be used to re upholster the seats? or are seat voers a easier and safer way to go?)
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awesome write up, i was actually gonna have my GF help me do this same thing and was wondering what type of glue to help stick, this helps a ton.

(spereate note, can this same method be used to re upholster the seats? or are seat voers a easier and safer way to go?)
duct tape worked fine for me instead of glue. looks a little sloppy on the other side. but re-doing it is easier (And less time consuming) down the road.


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Fabric glue alone was not working long term for me, so I opted to use a staple gun as well and ran along the outside. Looks great and the inside was still tacky enough from old glue that it'd keep it in place in case gravity lets up for a second. lol

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Just finished doing this aswell! And figured I'd post my 2 cents to help out!

So it was a lengthy install but it is well worth the patience! You cannot rush this! Otherwise you will be left with wrinkles. I did it very similar to the way the thread starter did it. A few things I found that helped was, when using the hot glue I actually used a heat gun to warm up the glue sticks a bit, this let me continuously use the glue instead of waiting 5-10m minutes every 5 inches to let the glue heat up. This saved me allot of time. Also make sure when you do lay out the fabric to start in the crease and work your way up and then down removing all the creases etc.. And work it good, I used my hands and rubbed all the creases for about half hour. Also another thing that helped was the old glue spots on the door, make sure to clean them off and take all the melted plastic off, I ran into this problem as the stems where not flat so they would not fit in the whole, I had to then clean them all off so the door panel would align. Gluing is a two man job! I do advise it, as it was hard for me to put pressure and glue and make sure it dried up properly. Also I used 3M spray adhesive 77 and it worked wonders, so if you cant find that stuff feel free to find this as it works just as well!














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