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Old Jan 1st, 2013, 03:25 PM
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Re trimming my interior.

Been busy re trimming some interior parts, let me know what you think?
Show me what you've been doing? Looking for some inspiration.
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Hi mate. Is that fake alcantara or the real thing. I'm thinking of doing a few bits on my r56 MCS but wondering what materials to go for. Also was it easy and how you do it?


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Yeah it is fake, thought I'd try the cheap stuff first but it turned out pretty good, it's apulstery fabric called nu suede, got it from Dunelm mill.
Method was removing parts and stretching the fabric over with some spray glue, and a tube of evo stick for the edges. the rev counter did take me 3 attempts and I'm still not sure about it, but overall I'm pretty pleased with the result.

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How much was the material? I've seen similar on eBay but would prefer to feel it first etc. have a dunelm not far away so can get there easy enough


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Hi, Done a bit of the same thing on mine, take a look, what do you reckon. Your mods look great too.
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The stuff is only £12 a metre, but its about 5ft wide so I only needed £6 worth for the stuff I did, the glue cost about the same, so quite a cheap mod if you do it yourself, the fabric did feel a little thin in the shop but it turned out to be the right stuff, any thicker and I think I'd of had a lot more trouble getting the pillars back in, had to push them up through the cup holder but to get them back in.
The worst that could happen if it goes completely wrong is you just rip it off and spend some time removing the glue..
Also I put the seam at the back, just slightly overlapped as the fabric sticks to itself rather well.
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Hi, Done a bit of the same thing on mine, take a look, what do you reckon. Your mods look great too.

I found the pics of yours.... that looks real good, did you do it yourself? Did you use roughly the same method as I did? And how much was the fabric? I was thinking of spending some time making leather covers for my dash, but I think what you did would look a lot better..
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The stuff is only £12 a metre, but its about 5ft wide so I only needed £6 worth for the stuff I did, the glue cost about the same, so quite a cheap mod if you do it yourself, the fabric did feel a little thin in the shop but it turned out to be the right stuff, any thicker and I think I'd of had a lot more trouble getting the pillars back in, had to push them up through the cup holder but to get them back in.
The worst that could happen if it goes completely wrong is you just rip it off and spend some time removing the glue..
Also I put the seam at the back, just slightly overlapped as the fabric sticks to itself rather well.

Made my mind up then. Ill get over there. I'm going to do the armrest top in mine with the door armrests. They are stock pleather at the mo and are looking a bit grey and tired so this will hopefully spruce them up a little!


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Sorry, another question. Which spray glue did you use? Any tips for the application of it too? Thanks


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I had some floor spray adhesive laying around that I used, really strong stuff.
A tip would be to spray the back of the fabric and the surface it's going on, leave for a min to go tacky, then I just layed the fabric on a soft surface (used an old foot stool, a chair would do) then pressed the part onto the fabric kinda rolling it about a bit, then before the glue sets pull the edges around tight, trim them glued down the excess..
Fairly simple, but take your time, and always cut a bit bigger than you need so your gluey fingers can hold the bits you're gonna cut off.
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Hi,Glad you like my efforts, Yes I did it myself and used a contact adeshive on the edges only in case I changed my mind there would be less glue to remove. It is genuine Alcantara, which I found on eBay, tried to get some more but sold out, was an off-cut, quite pricey the real thing but I had to have the genuine stuff to match the seats. Cannot find anywhere in the UK where I could buy some more, only available in the States. Good luck with your mods, lets have a few more pics when done
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[quote=Ryanjdover;3848997]Made my mind up then. Ill get over there. I'm going to do the armrest top in mine with the door armrests. They are stock pleather at the mo and are looking a bit grey and tired so this will hopefully spruce them up a little!



Got anywhere with that? I'd like to see some pics of how you got on?
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Not yet. I've found some other fabric and possibly some real alcantara. Will be done in due course!

I've a massive list of wrapping and other stuff to do so will order the fabric and do it all in one hit


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