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View Poll Results: Which trim?
Trim 1 13 37.14%
Trim 2 10 28.57%
Trim 3 3 8.57%
Other - please post pics 9 25.71%
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:20 AM   #41
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what is contact paper?
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Old 03-05-2010, 02:37 AM   #42
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i actually dont think contact paper is what i was thinking of, i was thinking of dry mount paper or something like that, basically an big piece of double sided tape.

although, contact paper could work. think like a text book book cover.

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I really want to do cloth though. will experiment. when i get a successful way to do there will most definitly be a DIY posted.
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Old 03-05-2010, 11:28 AM   #44
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seriously?
i am getting pretty tired with people posting this kind of response.

seriously what?
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hurry up and pick one
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:06 PM   #47
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hurry up and pick one
damn it. now the poll has changed to the first one..... AHAHAHAHAHA


i dont know what todo. anyway this will have to wait until spring break. at least a week from now.
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:57 PM   #48
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I wouldn't do any of those until you do the headliner/pillars black. Too many different colors.
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at least pick something with a little nicer pattern like you see on the gti seats or something . . . sorry but the checkers are just the wrong scale (too big) and the other one is kind of ugly IMO

something more like this might look alright
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i am getting pretty tired with people posting this kind of response.

seriously what?
seriously?

thats all.
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I wouldn't do any of those until you do the headliner/pillars black. Too many different colors.

i dont want a black headliner or pillars. my car is a car not a cave.....

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at least pick something with a little nicer pattern like you see on the gti seats or something . . . sorry but the checkers are just the wrong scale (too big) and the other one is kind of ugly IMO

something more like this might look alright
http://media.photobucket.com/image/g...2/GTIPlaid.jpg
i definitly like the flannel, and i guess i will look for some other patterns.

I mean i will try it. if it doesnt work out, i will probably just pull the fabric off, sand t down and paint it silver .
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any other good cloth stores other than joannes?

also what about something like this?

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do what looks best to you man. Don't try and impress us
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do what looks best to you man. Don't try and impress us

lol. i am not, just trying to tap into the vast resource that is this site. when it comes to taking apart engines i know quite a bit, and can help, but when it comes to fabric shopping i am a total and complete noob. and my fashion sense is not exactly top rate either.


i just want some input from people who understand these things better than me.
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I would avoid anything with horizontial lines in it, as it can get a bit wonky and not very straight. Out of those above options I would go with the second fabric. While I like the pattern, I'm not entirely sold on the colour. It doesn't really compliment the rest of the interior. Try to get something with monotone colours, or if you have coloured accents around the car, try to match those.

P.S: Post up a picture of you interior and if I got time, I'll photoshop a mock-up.
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I would avoid anything with horizontial lines in it, as it can get a bit wonky and not very straight. Out of those above options I would go with the second fabric. While I like the pattern, I'm not entirely sold on the colour. It doesn't really compliment the rest of the interior. Try to get something with monotone colours, or if you have coloured accents around the car, try to match those.

P.S: Post up a picture of you interior and if I got time, I'll photoshop a mock-up.


unfortunately i dont have any interior cues. my shift knob is brushed aluminum but the rest is black. and i dont know that i necessary want the pattern to be straight...

thanks for the offer, but could you use one of the shots from the beginning of the thread? i dont really have any interior pics


i am also swamped with school for the next week but during spring break i am going to hit all the nice cloth shops in the area and see what i can find. I will update this thread with new pics. but if i find something nice i will just go for it.


thanks for all your opinions and help. keep it coming,
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out of these choices, definitely the second. in my opinion, i wouldnt do any of those, but ill save my final comments for when i see it. who knows, it could look really good.
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i like the piano blk better but hey its your car. do it go with the second one and post pics
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i say good idea going unique, but i don't like any of those patterns at all. post up some different patterns
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Whatever you can stand to look at on a daily basis... None of those options I would be able to... I understand being bored with a plain interior. But seriously?
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