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Deluxe Door Panel Repair 69
« on: March 28, 2014, 03:19:29 AM »
My Deluxe interior door panel has a crack in the arm rest. Can it be repaired? Has anyone had experience with doing this? I have heard a lot of cons about the replacement panels. I am a long way from getting to this part of resto, but thought I would do my homework now.Also lower carpet was ate up by a rat. This can be replaced successfully and reasonably, right? Or should I just look for another panel?
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Re: Deluxe Door Panel Repair 69
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2014, 06:55:08 PM »
Yes the carpet is pretty easy, to fix the crack you first must clean the panels VERY WELL!!!
If you use a white cloth and get traces of dirt KEEP Cleaning, the pair I recently cleaned and repaired were so dirty I thought the grain was worn off in the arm rest area however it was years of dirt and grease which had filled the grain.
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Re: Deluxe Door Panel Repair 69
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2014, 10:26:02 PM »
How big is the crack?
Gives James' method a try. I've cleaned several old interiors with good results.
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Re: Deluxe Door Panel Repair 69
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2014, 04:54:50 PM »
Repair it if you can.  The carpet is easier to replace than you think and comes out nice.