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Old 03-16-2013, 11:44 PM   #1
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notorious door peeling?

Any tricks for fixing these door panels? Drivers door started peeling and its heartbreaking
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:55 AM   #2
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Door panels are a common issue for our vehicles. Best thing you can do is take it to a professional auto upholster. I had mine done... both doors repaired for $100. Good as new. They peel off the material, remove the old foam material and re-glue.
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No need to spend that much money to fix it, I did it myself and looks better than before and saved a LOT of money. I followed instructions from a forum thread that worked much better than I expected. The main thing you need is some contact cement and a few brushes to apply it with. If I remember correctly, the contact cement was $5 and the brushes were $3. Just be sure you're over 18, I got in an argument with the lady last year because they can't sell them to minors. So stupid.

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In fact, I believe I did a much better job than they did at the factory. They had air bubbles before, not anymore.
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No need to spend that much money to fix it, I did it myself and looks better than before and saved a LOT of money. I followed instructions from a forum thread that worked much better than I expected. The main thing you need is some contact cement and a few brushes to apply it with. If I remember correctly, the contact cement was $5 and the brushes were $3. Just be sure you're over 18, I got in an argument with the lady last year because they can't sell them to minors. So stupid.

Here is the link. http://mustangforums.com/forum/2005-...gging-fix.html

In case you need first hand proof that it works, here are some pictures!

In fact, I believe I did a much better job than they did at the factory. They had air bubbles before, not anymore.
They look great!
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Ya if you want to save some cash it's not that hard to do by yourself. I have the same problem. Just haven't got around to it. Lol
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They look great!
Thanks! Just be careful when putting it back on, once it sticks, it STICKS. I did the driver side well, but got cocky with the passenger side and ended up with a big bad bubble. I pushed my foot against it for 30 minutes straight and it didnt budge. Luckily, I did it in the cold, and somehow the next day when it was really hot, the bubbles were gone and it's been as perfect as the driver's side since! Just be cautious of the temperature as you do it.

I'd just try to get it done as soon as possible. It drove me insane when I was going to a car show in Biloxi. xD
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Thanks! Just be careful when putting it back on, once it sticks, it STICKS. I did the driver side well, but got cocky with the passenger side and ended up with a big bad bubble. I pushed my foot against it for 30 minutes straight and it didnt budge. Luckily, I did it in the cold, and somehow the next day when it was really hot, the bubbles were gone and it's been as perfect as the driver's side since! Just be cautious of the temperature as you do it.

I'd just try to get it done as soon as possible. It drove me insane when I was going to a car show in Biloxi. xD
It just started to peel and im ready to go crazy
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Contact cement IS what upholsters use. Great tip. Contact cement hardens further and further as it gets old. The problem is the foam slices itself off in layers. If you look at the leather when it peels, you will see the back has plenty of foam on it. Contact cement seeps through the perforation/holes in the foam and works best but it may come apart again but that may be many years down the road. Beats a constant gluing every 3 weeks
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