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Walt,

Basically, it took two pairs of hands to get everything shaped and
stretched right. I didn't do the "sand" method. You have to be quick
and careful before the adhesive sets. The actual material arrived
with a few small wrinkles in it and I was afraid to iron it because
the foam padding would melt.

The $*#*@ Advance Auto near me all of a sudden quit carrying "Plasti-
Cote #408". I uh...(cough) went with Dupli-Color VS-8 MEDIUM GREY.

Either one of two things:
It's either just a half-shade removed from #408, or it just looks
lighter because everything else is so dirty. I don't feel that it has
the "blue" tint to it that folks complain of though. I'll take some
photos tomorrow and post them.

Rich
#5335

--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Walter Coe" <Whalt@xxxx> wrote:
> Rich, did you have any issues with doing a neat job gluing
> the headliner?  How did you get the fabric pressed into the
> "bowl" of the door headliners?
>
> I never liked the vinyl dye.  The spray-can Plasticote looks
> too blue (if your matching a gray interior).
>
> All this stuff is a lot more fun if you do it yourself.  And
> once you figure it out on your car then people will bring
> theirs for you to fix also. :-)
>
> What fuel sender do you have?  Or do you know yet?  Each one
> has its own quirks.
>
> The flapper wheel must really be the way to go because doing
> it by hand sucks royally.  Unless you move like a robot, the
> grain will be crooked & wavy.  I suggest sanding with 80 to
> 100 grit.  Anything finer tends to polish instead of create
> a grain.  Once I get the grain established then I rub it
> with a blending pad to mellow it out.
>
> Walt



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