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how do i remove the cloth part from the door panel? i have everything apart to paint except that. can it even come off?


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they kind of look like little plastic rivets, but i've seen people change the material on that so there has to be a way. and hopefully someone can get back to me asap, only 2.5 hours of daylight left! thanks in advance!
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If you want them off you need to melt them.
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and then after that are they still good to use, or do you have to somehow replace them?
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I havent done it but I would think that you could melt them back together.
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i think im just going to try and tape it off and hope that works, i don't want to end up screwing them up
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you have to melt off the plastic rivet things then it comes off and then use screws to reatach it
FRXLT did a how to in someones thread on this search it
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I took one off my old Contour which had a similar style door panel. What a PITA. Broke all the plastic rivets that holt it in and when I put it back and glued it back into place it didn't last long before it started to peel and come loose and eventually fall off.

So, to make life easier, leave them on. =]
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thats a really good idea, i already did the driver side door though, but i just may do that with the passenger side
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yep that was the thread i was referring to
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You could try to melt them back together but it would take forever especially with a hair dryer. I just didn't have time to try it out and some of them where a little damaged. 1/2" sheet metal screws worked good, but if I could do it over again I think Self taping screws might work a little bit better. Get some self tappers with some sheet metal screws and let us know what might work better if you do go with that route.
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