How-To Recover Interior Panels
Well the panels are done! All the pics are up now....I'll have to take some pics of my dash now. :)
The ugly beginnings. ... Show moreHere's the reminant of a paint job gone neglected. The white will sprayed over in the stock dark gray, and the carpet will be black. The grill will turn mettalic silver, and the leather insert will be done in purple tweed.
Here's the leather panel removed from the rest of the door panel...No wonder I'm changing it.....BORING!!!
See all the curves? This is the front door panel (the easier of the panels) The tweed was pretty easy to work with, but you still needed patience!
This is just another angle of the same panel...Notice the texture. :)
This is the rear panel. The insert is just resting in the panel. It looks good so far. I'll be sanding and painting the panels later this week. So hopefully by the end of the weekend I'll have finished pics!
These are my speaker grills that I will be re-attaching to the panels....I used a silver metal flake (same as on my dash). It looks really nice against the tweed.
Here's a close-up pic of my painted grill against the tweed...looks really nice. :)
This is the same pic but farther away. Notice all the curves in this rear panel. What a pain in the ass it was to get it right and get the tweed stretched just right, but after 2 tries it was well worth the effort....Looks very nice!
The rear panel is nearly done...all that is left to do is to paint the light gray vinyl to the stock charcoal gray. :)
Well they're done and installed. This is the driver's side panel.
This is the passenger door..I'm really pleased with how they came out. :) Show Less