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reupholster door panels by Detainabull
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Report this Post03-08-2015 07:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DetainabullClick Here to Email DetainabullSend a Private Message to DetainabullEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I've got a quick question for anyone that has redone their door panels. I've currently removed them and painted the upper half. My question is should I remove the lower carpet before I redo it with vinyl or is it OK to lay vinyl over the carpet and secure it with staples on the back and a bead of hot glue at the seem with the upper half? Any recommendations. If I need to remove the carpet what is the easiest way to soften the glue?
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Report this Post03-08-2015 08:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for notwohornsClick Here to Email notwohornsSend a Private Message to notwohornsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The easiest way to remove the carpet is to spray it with starting fluid. Let it sit a little while and it'll peel right off. If you remove the carpet, you would have to put some kind of backing on the vinyl.
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Report this Post03-08-2015 09:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for dobeySend a Private Message to dobeyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I suspect it won't look very good if you leave the carpet on.
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Report this Post03-08-2015 09:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DetainabullClick Here to Email DetainabullSend a Private Message to DetainabullEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Perhaps a foam backing if I removed the carpet? I'm thinking the carpet won't show through esp if its not super tight. By no means would it be loose but I'm wondering how tight I could pull the vinyl without the carpet texture showing through.
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Report this Post03-09-2015 06:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JohnWPBClick Here to visit JohnWPB's HomePageSend a Private Message to JohnWPBEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You can use a piece of cardboard over the top of the carpeting. This will hide and smooth out any bumps. When you order the lower door upholstery kit from Mr. Mike, it actually has a backing I would closely compare to cereal box cardboard as a backing.

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Report this Post03-09-2015 08:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DetainabullClick Here to Email DetainabullSend a Private Message to DetainabullEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Easy enough... I have cardboard slip sheets at work that will do just fine as a backing. They're great for making templates too.
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Originally posted by notwohorns:

The easiest way to remove the carpet is to spray it with starting fluid. Let it sit a little while and it'll peel right off. If you remove the carpet, you would have to put some kind of backing on the vinyl.


I thought you were going to say " spray it with starting fluid and light it". Glad I read the whole post.

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