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Old 07-24-2013, 07:28 PM   #1
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New Door Inserts

Started a new little interior project for my doors today, I got tired of having all black inside my car so I wanted to throw in some color inserts without damaging, restitching, stapling, or gluing anything. And it turned out pretty well. I have only got one door done, but once I get the other three hopefully I will have a good array of pictures and a small how too. Its easy, just a little patience required.








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Old 07-25-2013, 11:13 AM   #2
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Interested in how this turns out. I have been thinking about doing something like this in mine but haven't wanted to put in the time.
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:37 PM   #3
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Love the idea.. No crazy about the colour but hey that's me. Do you mind telling us how you did it?
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:55 PM   #4
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I was gonna finish up the last 3 doors tonight and get a small how to on it with the pictures. And don't worry I know green isn't everyone's color lol
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Honestly if you like the colour then that's what counts lol. And I look forward to your how to
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I love it, looks great!
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Ok here's the How To: sorry if its a little rough it is my first write up.

ok so start by removing the door panel from the door. Easy enough. There are 4 torque screws and 3 Philips screws.

once your at a working place get required snacks, and your fabric, scissors, butter knife, and sharpie.

gonna start by cutting your fabric down to size, leave about 2 inches of extra fabric all the way around the insert.

after its cut lift the handle out just enough to slide the fabric under the plastic post/tube. Once it's threw let go of the handle and mark or make not of where it is located on the fabric.

pull the handle back up remove the fabric and cut an X or hole that the handle will slide through.

it should look similar to this once seated.
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once it's seated you can use the butter knifes back edge to tuck in the fabric around the insert of the door. Go around the insert a few times making sure it's tucked in on all sides.

after its tucked using a sharpie go around the edge of the material marking a line roughly 1/4 of an inch out from the tuck/crease.

once the line is drawn all the way around remove the fabric from the panel and cut around the line. Just like pre-k now try and stay on that line. You don't want to short yourself on fabric, and you don't want too much.

after its cut and while you are inserting the fabric, when you lift the handle to get the fabric under it, you can lift it high enough towards the bottom and easily slide the fabric into place before pushing the handle back into its slot. (I hope that made sense)

once you have the fabric and handle seated in place, begin tucking the fabric behind the insert once again. Go all the way around once leaving some excess hanging out. Once you've made it all the way around, begin tucking the excess under the insert. Make sure you work both sides evenly so you don't pull the fabric all in one direction and shorting yourself on one end.

once the fabric is completely tucked and you can't see the edges anymore. Go around the fabric with a razor blade or craft knife and carefully cut off any loose strands of fabric. And be careful not to cut up your door panel in the process.

after it is complete and you have it looking the way you like it, reinstall the panel onto your door and boom. Done.


This is the way to do it with out making it permanent. You can of course glue the fabric down if you want it to be permanent but I didn't want that. Hope the write up wasn't too rough, if something wasn't too clear just post your questions and ill do my best to answer. Hope to see some other fabric inserts too.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:56 PM   #9
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That looks good. I need to post some pics of mine. I did all 4 in blue suede. And holy hell did you ever do it an easier route than what I did. I tore the whole panel apart, that involved cutting out each melted on tab and pulling out the insert itself and then pulling off old fabric and spraying on the new fabric. And then hot glueing it all back together. Probably the proper way to do it but damn I wish I had thought of what you did there
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:58 AM   #10
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That was my original plan but I decided to wait till I found an easier and less permanent way. I have a feeling though yours looks really good. You should definitely post the pictures!
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