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Where do I get door panel inserts? #448906 Jul 6, 11:31am Jul 6, 11:31am
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Where do I get door panel inserts?
Where do I get them and how much?

Re: Where do I get door panel inserts? [Re: Swellica] #448909 Jul 6, 1:05pm Jul 6, 1:05pm
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Are you talking about the fabric trim stuff? Im not sure anywhere makes those without a special order.

If your just switching color you may be able to dye what you have, if you want to re wrap them with vinyl that piece should pop out and you can probably get some spray adhesive and vinyl for pretty cheap.

Other than that youll probably have to go to an actual shop to have them done.

I havent had my door panels off for a while so i may be wrong or talking about the wrong piece all together.

Re: Where do I get door panel inserts? [Re: skitz] #448910 Jul 7, 1:28pm Jul 7, 1:28pm
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I wasn't sure if you bought them or dyed them. I'm looking to I guess dye them blue. But what is this vinyl stuff you're talking about?

Re: Where do I get door panel inserts? [Re: Swellica] #448911 Jul 7, 5:10pm Jul 7, 5:10pm
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Well I have seen the spray fabric dye at autozone, personally I wouldn't do it because i can't see it lasting if it sits and bakes in the sun too long but it may work well.



This is a link to a vinyl wrap video I found on you tube. This looks like the stuff that comes in a sheet near window tint at walmart or auto parts stores and if installed correctly should be pretty solid. I would assume if you hit it with a heat gun it should tighten up nicely. There is a tutorial post somewhere on this site on doing vinyl overlays, a quick search should find it and although its for exterior graphics the process should be similar. The kicker is Im not sure how flat the surface is on the door panel and if this process would fit flush and fill in the gap in the door and trim panel like a real overlay would.

If you have a craft or fabric shop near your area though the should have sheets of real vinyl which will give you a better, softer, and over all more luxurious finish. A friend of mine re-wrapped his door panel inserts on his 240 in blue. I think he had a shop do his though.

Having not done it personally I would assume you can pop off your door panels, remove the fabric trim pieces which would probably just be clipped in, remove the old fabric, possibly sand the surface a little to remove any factory glue or gunk, then re spray with a fresh layer of adhesive and work on the new fabric or vinyl. Using a hair dryer or heat gun may help loosen the glue up if you go this route but it kinda seems like window tint logic to me, way too much work when a proper shop can probably do it fairly cheaply and with a good result.

Re: Where do I get door panel inserts? [Re: Swellica] #448936 Jul 24, 2:46pm Jul 24, 2:46pm
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The easy way of doing it. Total material cost is less than a few dollars.
https://www.celicahobby.com/photos/celica/installs/inst_door-panel-inserts-kit/

Re: Where do I get door panel inserts? [Re: Swellica] #449003 Sep 13, 8:01pm Sep 13, 8:01pm
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Dont spray anything peeps, I redid mine in black velour to match the new leather seats I put in from a GTS, looks sharp, I also did the head liner in velour too. It was easy and dirt cheap, picked up the velour for 20.00 Us dollars and the glue for 6.00 us dollars.

Re: Where do I get door panel inserts? [Re: Swellica] #449005 Sep 14, 12:05am Sep 14, 12:05am
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There is no need for glues or sprays when installing door panel inserts. Just a simple kitchen-butter-knife is needed for installation smile

If you're curious how it's done, I've just typed up a quick guide with pictures, to go along with the full pictorial link I posted previously. The guide can be found in the Customize / Interior section at:
https://www.celicahobby.com/forums/...oor-Panel-Insert-Kit-How-To-Install.html

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