[DML] Re: Roof trim replacement
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[DML] Re: Roof trim replacement



A bunch of times. Not very hard. 4 ways to go:

Take the car to an upholstery shop;
Take them out yourself and have a shop recover them;
Take them out, buy some material, and recover them yourself;
Buy pre-covered ones from the Vendors and swap them. 

What did you order? If you ordered the pre-covered ones it will be 
pretty obvious when you see them. Remove the old ones, put in the new 
ones, glue the edges. Also the vendor ought to be giving you some 
instructions. 

Buy a fir-tree trim-removal tool from any auto parts store. It looks 
like a cross between a screwdriver and a fork. Don't just yank the 
panels off the doors or you will rip the cardboard. Use the tool. 

The two roof parts slide forward to come out. Remove the visors first. 
First the front, then  the back. 

Use 3M Interior Trim adhesive, read and follow directions to glue the 
edges to the body. 

One trick - if the rear center panel refuses to go back on all the way, 
remove the clip from the roof and grind about 1/8" off the ends so it 
goes past the rivets easier. 

Make sure the roof parts are trimmed back far enough that the cloth 
does not come out the other side of the rubber weatherstrip, or it will 
wick water under the rubber. 

Dave S

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "bigkidtoys1955" <bigkidtoys@xxxx> 
wrote:
> Has anyone ever replaced the door and roof liners.... How hard was 
> it??? Is there a better approach to use??? step by step 
instructions??? 
> I need to learn it soon ... just ordered a complete set for my D... 
> 
> Thanks
> Scott 4091







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