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    Wrapping cracked door panels?

    Has anyone done this themselves or taken to an upholstery shop? How did it turn out? Any pics? Was vinyl used or leather? I'm having a hard time finding the tan panels for my WS6. I have 2 to 3 cracks per panel. Can it be done in good taste? Thanks

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    I wrapped one of mine. It looks like shit. It is coming back out. If you want to simply change the inserted cloth that is in the middle of the panel, that would be fine, but I would not suggest dissassembling the panel to do so. Just glue the majority of your piece and then tuck in the edges.

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    When I bought my car, they were already wrapped and look surprisingly good! I will try an snap some photos and post them.
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    I have thought of doing this too! Id like to hear what others have to say about it.

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    Here are the pictures. I know the guy I bought the car from had the front seats done in leather and had the panels done by the same shop. I think it looks good and confortable when you rest your arm on it. It is stitched on the edges and looks professionally done. Well done that no one ever notices and believes it belongs there. The edges are tucked and the angle of the camera shows some tiny edges imperfection but opening the door and sitting in the car you don't notice... Beats having cracks and you never have to worry about cracks again. Hope this helps.


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    That looks really good. I think more black on the door would've been better, but it's better than seeing the cracks.

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    That looks good. Wish I could do as well as that.

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    That looks awesome great pics
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    With some time and patieince, you can usually make them turn out ok. I followed the HPP guide and and I'm not unhappy with my results at all:




    It's got alot to do with the nature of the crak and how well you can line them back up. I would fix one crack at a time, letting the glue fully cure before ou move onto the next.

    If your going to have them wrapped, it can't hurt to give this a try. No matter what, your going to want to reinforce/patch the cracks before wrapping anyways, because you will have a 'soft' spot where the crack is, and the sharp plastic edges could cut through the wrap after time as well.

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    My door cracks are much bigger than that. The wrapping idea is very nice.

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