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Old 06-05-2012, 10:56 AM   #201
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Thanks for the good info ^^^
I will probably be trying it again, I just need to lear to slow down, 3/4 of the time im in a rush lol slow and steady wins the race i guess!!
Thanks again!!!
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:30 PM   #202
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Word to the wise, if you're planning on matching any other trim, make sure the fabric you choose has a bit of give to it.

I managed to get this piece done with only 2 small imperfections, but the bottom section is such a deep hole, there's no way for the fabric to cover it all without noticeable cuts on both sides (inner section of the bottom most opening, look for the greyish/black triangle shape missing piece)





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does anyone have any solid recommendations for any sort of spray on UV protection?

I know it's been a while since you posted this, but I haven't been on here in a good minute. But anyway, I just wanted to share some pointers. My fabric stuck well to the trim piece but after a few days started to lift a bit off the corners where it goes in for the radio. I sprayed it again with the adhesive, molded it back down around the contours of the plastic, then when it was ALMOST dry I sprayed it with a clear coat. It didn't change the color at all but it gave it enough of a "shell" that I didn't have anymore issues with it lifting. Like I said, dunno if you have had any issues but if so I thought I'd share what I did
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:42 AM   #203
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So far we've had zero issues with it lifting off on the trim or the doors (knock on wood), but we were thinking about trying some kind of a clear coat over it for UV protection and because I don't know a way to clean this if it gets dirty without risking the glue underneath. But since it's in my GF's car and not mine, I keep forgetting to look for something to use LOL

I had tested a scrap piece with just some plain old clearcoat, but all it did was soak in and make the fabric feel terrible to the touch. I might look into like a gel coat, like something you'd use over CF...I dunno, I don't know anything about that stuff yet
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:50 AM   #204
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instead of a spray, maybe you can use a gel of some sort. Put it on heavy and see if you can wet sand it smooth
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:57 PM   #205
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You could use surf board gel coat. It's the same stuff used on cf
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:04 AM   #206
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yeah, I've read that the stuff to use would be Epoxy resin. UV resistant, flexible, clear, won't yellow, safe for bonding to plastic.
NOT fiberglass resin

Now I just need to get around to doing it lol
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:45 AM   #207
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Please if anyone out there has done "Lumberjack Plaid" door cards, now's your time to step up!
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:36 PM   #208
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This is great! Going to try this on Saturday!
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:37 PM   #209
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finished my rear interior today!
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:28 PM   #210
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Just finished up my rear interior today [IMG][/IMG]
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:15 PM   #211
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You have "Bride" all over the rear seats and door cards yet you have stock front seats, not Bride seats? WTF?
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:08 AM   #212
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You have "Bride" all over the rear seats and door cards yet you have stock front seats, not Bride seats? WTF?
Haha I noticed the same thing. Perhaps he covered the stock seats with the Bride gradation material as well...
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:48 PM   #213
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You have "Bride" all over the rear seats and door cards yet you have stock front seats, not Bride seats? WTF?
Bride seats are on order! Hahaha another 2 weeks (little tacky right now I know)
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:33 AM   #214
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I'm not sure if this would work or not and to be honest it might turn out kinda lame, but I was wondering instead of using a fabric if anyone has tried doing this with like a Caron fiber vinyl wrap? I might turn out kinda tacky, but if not then it might be cool and unique. Just wondering if it has been attempted.
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:01 AM   #215
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I'm not sure if this would work or not and to be honest it might turn out kinda lame, but I was wondering instead of using a fabric if anyone has tried doing this with like a Caron fiber vinyl wrap? I might turn out kinda tacky, but if not then it might be cool and unique. Just wondering if it has been attempted.
I thought about the BMW carbon "fabric" found in the e92 m3... But the carbon vinyl that I've used would feel awful on your arms when touching the doors. I'm thinking you could do it, and it would look okay probably but the feel would be way worse than a fabric material. But this is one of the biggest "to each his own" type mods haha.
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:16 AM   #216
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Haha I noticed the same thing. Perhaps he covered the stock seats with the Bride gradation material as well...
or ... perhaps he's super tall and drives from the rear seats.
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:17 AM   #217
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ryan ... i just noticed the "never finished" part in ur profile/vehicle area. ... well said sir, well said
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:26 PM   #218
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I thought about the BMW carbon "fabric" found in the e92 m3... But the carbon vinyl that I've used would feel awful on your arms when touching the doors. I'm thinking you could do it, and it would look okay probably but the feel would be way worse than a fabric material. But this is one of the biggest "to each his own" type mods haha.
Thank you! I'm still not even sure about doing it, but the carbon fabric might be exactly what I need. I don't really put my arms up against it anyway.
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:59 PM   #219
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I'm just finishing up with this project and i'm pretty happy with how they turned out. This was my first time doing any sort of wrapping and after my first attempt at laying down the fabric i was really worried. But after three tries on the first panel i figured it out and was confident i'd be able to finish the project and have it look good.

I used 1/8" foam backed "suede" from a seller on ebay for $13 a yard. It's UV treated and stretchy. It's popular with the bmw guys on headliners so it should do great on the doors. I can post a link if anyone is interested. But it turned out great. I left the stock foam on there so it's extra soft. And everything is fit real snug which i like.

The same seller was also selling this adhesive

It seems to be the best stuff you can get in a can so i bought some. It worked great. Super sticky, has the proper spray pattern, and the pattern is even adjustable in size.

Anywho, here's a pic of the front i finished tonight.



The rears are done and installed so i'll have pictures of all of them installed tomorrow.
Finally got some pictures of these.









They're holding up wonderfully, btw.

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Following the instructions I found here and inspired by the pics of others I took the plunge!... Here are the back door cards of my 2007 Impreza. I took step by step pictures but I'll just put a few here. Can't wait to do the front ones!




The fabric is actually a purplish BLUE but most pics came out purple...
Anyway, its a great match for my "new" 02 seats!


Those look amazing. Wish I saw your pics before I did mine, I like the way you did the stitching.
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:26 PM   #220
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Just used these instructions to help with recovering my 03 wrx door card inserts. Good write up! If I could figure out how to insert an image I would...
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:43 PM   #221
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Just used these instructions to help with recovering my 03 wrx door card inserts. Good write up! If I could figure out how to insert an image I would...
Go to imgur.com. Upload the pictures from your computer to imgur. Then copy the BBCode for the image and paste it in your reply.

There are other websites you can use to host images but imgur is super easy to use.
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