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Old 06-28-2004
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I think this is a simular topic as one below...but I just need to know...is there a special spray adhesive to use to attach fabric to the plastic the door panel is made of , that won't melt or ruin the panel. and not let the color of the door 'bleed' thru the fabic and ruin the fabric. I just want to cover them with some type of fabric to make it look less 'plastic' and cheap. Just a thin fabric to cover the panel and make it feel more 'expensive' for lack of a better term. It isn't gonna be leather!! Just fabric. So..is any spray adhesive safe to use...or is there a certain one that is the best?
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How To Cover Door Panels With Fabric ?

Go to wal-mart and pick up a can of the 3M super 8080 spay adhesive.
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Go to wal-mart and pick up a can of the 3M super 8080 spay adhesive.
That stuff won't melt the panel or bleed thru fabric??
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Let me know how that works out. I have been debating the same thing but have not had the nerve to try it. Don't feel liek replacing the door panel when I mess it up. I too dislike the plastic "cheap" look of the door panels. Are you looking to do the whole panel or just pieces?
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Go to wal-mart and pick up a can of the 3M super 8080 spay adhesive.
That stuff won't melt the panel or bleed thru fabric??
Won't melt the plastic but if you use really thin material that wasn't meant for upholstering then you may get bleed through. Make sure you use a material with a good backing on it.
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Let me know how that works out. I have been debating the same thing but have not had the nerve to try it. Don't feel liek replacing the door panel when I mess it up. I too dislike the plastic "cheap" look of the door panels. Are you looking to do the whole panel or just pieces?
I intend to do the entire door EXCEPT the rubbery part that is on the panel that you grab onto to shut the door. I'm hoping that when I remove the panel...that piece can be removed from behind in some way. If not..its going to be a lot of carful cutting and gluing!!
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I have the 3m super 77 stuff in a spray can. I would suggest using tweed as your fabric if you are going to cover the whole door. I'm using suede for my enclosue and amp rack that matches the interior color pretty well.

Happy fabricing.
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I have the 3m super 77 stuff in a spray can. I would suggest using tweed as your fabric if you are going to cover the whole door. I'm using suede for my enclosue and amp rack that matches the interior color pretty well.

Happy fabricing.
At the moment it is just an idea. But I need to go to some fabric stores tomorrow or this weekend, and see what they have. I do know I want a bright yellow fabric...so that when someone opens the door...they get hit with COLOR! Now I have to find a fabric that won't wear to fast...will take the heat of a truck in the sun and will take this spray adhesive. Tweed is my last choice. As it is..I got to figure out how to get the fabric under that black plastic at the top of the door where the window is. That little tiny strip of black plastic. It either goes under it..which I would prefer...or over it and it had better look professional if I do it that way. Don't want to go from ok looking to junky looking.
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any progress?
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I don't think that Stan surfs here anymore. :?
He had a bit of a falling out with Christian and one or two other members and maybe another moderator. :roll:

He resurfaced on Gen-Edge and lately has been asking about stereo's with hiding faceplactes and rust on his door hinges.
No mention of any other interior mods, fabric or otherwise.
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gotcha...thanks for the heads up
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I can say that the 3m super adhesice sucks wind. Never worked for me..the stuff pealed like a banana. Try 3m super trim adhesive, the "yello" for doing car tops. That stuff is wicked!
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I don't think that Stan surfs here anymore. :?
He had a bit of a falling out with Christian and one or two other members and maybe another moderator. :roll:

He resurfaced on Gen-Edge and lately has been asking about stereo's with hiding faceplactes and rust on his door hinges.
No mention of any other interior mods, fabric or otherwise.
Stan is indeed no longer here. It's a shame, but if he wants to continue to feel the way he did, and act the way he did, then so be it.
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3M 77 worked for me. Just don't apply too much, but enough to get the fabric to stick to.
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get some Loius Vuitton and Elmers Glue & go to town on that biach!
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get some Loius Vuitton and Elmers Glue & go to town on that biach!
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