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Old 10-20-2011, 10:04 AM   #21
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Looks great, can't wait to see it installed, as well as hear a review of how it holds up!

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Old 10-20-2011, 10:08 AM   #22
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We waited 8 months for you to do this project, and we still are. Don't be mad someone got to it first
Not mad, sweetheart.

I passed on it because I didn't have the time to do it properly and the way it's supposed to be done.

His looks great, that's why I'm hoping he did the prep work. It would suck for it to go to waste.

And 8 months? you've been here for 3.

Too soon Junior.
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:11 PM   #23
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you didnt aswer my question though. did you prep at all?


doenst look like you did.


hope you did or youre gonna get fuccckkkkkkkkeeeeeeed and it will suck.
Actually, I thought I did. Please refer to my first post. I used a red scotchbrite pad as oppose to the sandpaper. the results were much better and it took a third of the work. When I do a project, its do it the right way or no way.
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LOL. No offense but he is right. I did follow your progress for a bit but you gave up. It saddened me...

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Not mad, sweetheart.

I passed on it because I didn't have the time to do it properly and the way it's supposed to be done.

His looks great, that's why I'm hoping he did the prep work. It would suck for it to go to waste.

And 8 months? you've been here for 3.

Too soon Junior.
Again,I am kinda OCD when it comes to doing things correctly. I probably spent more time on this process than I should have, But I won't regret it down the road. I have worked my ass off on this project. Thanks for the comments guys!
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:15 PM   #24
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Updated pics?
Actually, this weekend should be very eventful in regards to assembly of interior. Pics to come soon!
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:40 PM   #25
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Not mad, sweetheart.

I passed on it because I didn't have the time to do it properly and the way it's supposed to be done.

His looks great, that's why I'm hoping he did the prep work. It would suck for it to go to waste.

And 8 months? you've been here for 3.

Too soon Junior.
Been here since August of 2010. Currently on my 3rd account. I am quite humored by the most of your posts. Those Milori filmography pics are very well done. Just for your own memory, I am the owner of the infamous blue brake calipers. (which I have re-done since then) But anyways, yes, I was waiting for you to complete the project so I knew it was done in the hands of a veteran. But to the OP, beautiful work

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Old 10-26-2011, 11:18 PM   #26
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Great Job man. More pics please
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Old 10-27-2011, 04:12 PM   #27
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awesome work bro, this really embodies the spirit of DIY, and undoubtedly will inspire many of the E46Fanatics. Keep it up. Also, i'm waiting eagerly on the pictures to be put up of either the final interior, or progress.
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:11 PM   #28
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Just an update:
I have been getting ALOT of PM's from members about how to do certain processes of dyeing, removal of parts, etc. etc.. I got most of my info from this forum by searching or doing it on a whim.
I am definitely willing to help but its hard to find time.
Any rate, a got quite a few things done and will post some pics this weekend. I work to damn much.
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:22 PM   #29
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:17 PM   #30
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OK guys sorry for the delay. So the headliner and pillars have all been wrapped in ultra-suede that I picked up from Jo-Ann fabrics. After 4 trips I finally got everything needed. Just a few pics of striped headliner:
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I dry scrubbed this by the way...
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then completed
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You will notice some bubbles here and there, but dont worry. If you applied the glue correctly, all you need is a hairdryer to heat the area back up then lightly rub until the material adheres again. Just some friendly advice.


Some pillar pics

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I definitely recommend some practice dry wrapping as some of these parts can be very tricky... But with some practice, its easy to get the hang of.
Rear Deck with relief cuts around the speaker holes.
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I have not got the windshield pillars covered as I am waiting on the hex screws to secure them. Funny thing is the previous owner must have had problems with them as he felt it necessary to spray glue them to the airbags rather than buying the 6 screws. Lazy bastard.

Well that is just a little piece of the puzzle that has been put together. I actually have the headliner, deck, some pillars, seats and door panels in but I am holding out on final pics until the project is completed in full...
Stay tuned.
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:12 PM   #31
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you are an interior diy god. hats off to you.

I will use some of this info when I refurb my black seats
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:20 PM   #32
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I wanna do this on my black interior. Ive done the suede before pillars and all but never seats. Think a first timer could do it right?
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:08 PM   #33
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Well im not gonna bore you guys with details so here are some more pics. the car needs a cleaning but its been raining all day and I will not clean inside if I cant clean the outside. Just one of my OCD things.

I'm sure you will notice a few imperfections. It's not perfect but its pretty damn close.
Here you go...
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Unfortunately the flash kinda kills the quality and color of the work so bare with it the best you can. I did take a few with no flash as well.
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Now the money shots, although I suck as a photographer.
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I will take some better shots when the car is all cleaned up but I'm sure this will suffice for the time being!!
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:27 PM   #34
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i love it, the whole things so clean. HOWEVER, being an OCD guy like you, the suede roof would drive me crazy with the different shades....i would have a comb specifically to make it all look uniform haha. but besides that, it looks OEM
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i love it, the whole things so clean. HOWEVER, being an OCD guy like you, the suede roof would drive me crazy with the different shades....i would have a comb specifically to make it all look uniform haha. but besides that, it looks OEM
Thanks! Actually, I did it once but had to pull the headliner back off for alignment. Plan on doing it when I clean the car later. Flash also makes it really stand out.
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:52 PM   #36
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Looks amazing!

I REALLY wanna do my headliner and pillars but I'm terrified of the glue crapping out on me and the headliner sagging again
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:50 AM   #37
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looks realy good i want to do my headliner and pillars to.

the suede you use ist it the same like alcantara?
i have not heard about suede here in europe so i gues its the same?

wil the color stay or wil it fade after some years?
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Looks amazing!

I REALLY wanna do my headliner and pillars but I'm terrified of the glue crapping out on me and the headliner sagging again
I went a different route from the 3m norm. Try this:
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