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#1 JonnyAlpha

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 08:40 AM

Hi;

 

I would like to recover my door cards. I have the vinyl but I think need some foam behind the vinyl to give it a better look and feel?

I bought some wadding fabric from the same place as I got the vinly but I think its quite thick but very squashy. It might be OK but I think in the centres where there is less pressure on the vinyl it will pump out too far.

 

I think I need a flatter firmer foam but not sure what?

 

Can anyone help.

 

Thanks 



#2 montyc

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 09:12 AM

When i last did mine i went into a carpet shop and they gave me a few meters of underlay (plastoc foam stuff) for free. i think the stuff i used was 3mm.

Worked well and was free so couldnt complain

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:12 AM

Just been to the carpet shop - they only had 9mm stuff and charged me a fiver - might be too thick?



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:19 AM

I recently recovered mine in a quilted leather.

Already has some wadding sown in and gives it a nice look too.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:44 AM

I always used 1/4" foam but the last time I made up cards, I used laminate underlay



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:21 PM

9mm might be ok. Worth a go and if it doesnt work then rip it off.

The other thing you could do is go to a haberdashery and get some wadding (wife uses it to make noticeboards and quilts). it comes in various thicknesses and can even come with an iron-on backing

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 08:44 AM

Look for 3mm scrim foam 👍

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 08:56 AM

How was the whole process of recovering? I would like to do it with my cards, too, but I really have no idea how to fix the new cover to the cards...



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Posted 23 April 2017 - 05:57 PM

How was the whole process of recovering? I would like to do it with my cards, too, but I really have no idea how to fix the new cover to the cards...

 

It was relatively simple. I took lots of photos but I lost several of them so I was unable to do a guide.

 

Here is the link to my project were you may get some ideas:

http://www.theminifo...-who/?p=3465706

 

There are lots of ways to go about it but what I did was:

1. Remove the old door card coverings.

2. Clean / fix any damage (they usually split by some of the plastic clip holes - I fixed these with fibre tape).

3. Measure and cut out some foam to exact size of the door cards - the proper stuff is scrim foam but I used carpet underlay which worked out well (mine was to thick at 9mm).

4. Measure and cut out the vinyl covering - make sure you have enough overlap to fold over the back and attach with staples.

5. Mark and cut out where the holes are in the foam for the window winder, door latch etc.

6. Stick your foam onto the door cards with carpet adhesive.

7. Stick the vinyl onto the foam with the same adhesive.

8. Fold the vinyl over the back of the door cards and staple into place. As you go around fold the corners over before the straight edging as this gets a better fold.

9. Cut out the holes for the windscreen winder and door latch and mark where the screws go through for the door handle.

10. Fit to the door.

 

alles ist gut

 

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 12:37 PM

Found this place good for scrim foam if anyone else is looking.



#11 Bobbins

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 02:11 PM

For the foam try eFoam, I use them at work for foam supplies: https://www.efoam.co..._MaAkwQEALw_wcB



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Posted 17 October 2019 - 09:11 PM

Scrim backed foam.

#13 Bobbins

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 06:03 AM

Scrim backed foam.


https://www.as-trim....ndex&cPath=9_45




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