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#1 (permalink) Old 10-17-2004, 06:09 PM
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Has anyone ever changed their interior door panel leather? I recently bought my 92 325is and its a little beat up from the inside. The leather from the door panels dont stick to the actual backing. Also, the headboard is coming out...any suggestions as to whether i should get it professionally done, or if its a DIY, then how hard is the labor, and what things are needed. I will try to post pix soon....once i figure out how to. Im a lil new at this forum, but not all that bad with cars. Im willing to customize the work myself. Just wanted to know if anyone has already done this before though. thanks

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ok, so you go and get a drillmotor, then you get a few small screws.....see where im going w/this? no, but really, good luck. mine did that too, so i ripped them out and am in the process of having the interion redone completely. the glue just gets old and heat kills it. its ugly, but if u get any fix-it info...help us out.

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ok, so you go and get a drillmotor, then you get a few small screws.....see where im going w/this? no, but really, good luck. mine did that too, so i ripped them out and am in the process of having the interion redone completely. the glue just gets old and heat kills it. its ugly, but if u get any fix-it info...help us out.

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How much is redoing the interior costing you?
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tell u honestly, i have no clue. i havnt gotten an estimate from the pro's yet, but i was looking at it a few days ago, im sure i can do it by myself. an dim assuming no more then $100 for the parts...and maybe a day or so of labor...

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Originally posted by Ronny+Nov 6 2004, 05:29 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Ronny @ Nov 6 2004, 05:29 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-Speedy-325is@Oct 17 2004, 09:12 PM
ok, so you go and get a drillmotor,* then you get a few small screws.....see where im going w/this?* no, but really, good luck.* mine did that too, so i ripped them out and am in the process of having the interion redone completely.* the glue just gets old and heat kills it.* its ugly, but if u get any fix-it info...help us out.

Mark
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How much is redoing the interior costing you?
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Ocean Spray 16 oz $1.25 .......... $10.00 per gallon
Gatorade 20 oz $1.59 ..... $10.17 per gallon
Diet Snapple 16 oz $1.29 .......... $10.32 per gallon
Evian water9 oz $1.49..........$21.19 per gallon?
Brake Fluid 12 oz $3.15 ........... $33.60 per gallon
Pepto Bismol 4 oz $3.85 ........ $123.20 per gallon
Vick's Nyquil 6 oz $8.35 .... $178.13 per gallon
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Originally posted by llzoom_zoomll+Nov 6 2004, 06:53 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(llzoom_zoomll @ Nov 6 2004, 06:53 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'>tell u honestly, i have no clue. i havnt gotten an estimate from the pro's yet, but i was looking at it a few days ago, im sure i can do it by myself. an dim assuming no more then $100 for the parts...and maybe a day or so of labor...

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ok, so you go and get a drillmotor,* then you get a few small screws.....see where im going w/this?* no, but really, good luck.* mine did that too, so i ripped them out and am in the process of having the interion redone completely.* the glue just gets old and heat kills it.* its ugly, but if u get any fix-it info...help us out.

Mark
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How would you put it back?

My door panel completely fell today. I pulled on the handle to close the door and the whole thing came off. The only thing keeping it from being completely detached were the speakers.

I don't know if I need a new door panel or what... the gray foam thing is peeling too.
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well as far as i know, you can get the clips from BMW. they are the white things that go all around, and hold the panel to the door. also, where the handle is, there should be two screws that also attach the panel to the door itself. so try pluggin a couple screws in there too. good luck


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Originally posted by Ronny+Nov 7 2004, 02:25 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Ronny @ Nov 7 2004, 02:25 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'>
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Originally posted by llzoom_zoomll@Nov 6 2004, 06:53 PM
tell u honestly, i have no clue. i havnt gotten an estimate from the pro's yet, but i was looking at it a few days ago, im sure i can do it by myself. an dim assuming no more then $100 for the parts...and maybe a day or so of labor...

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ok, so you go and get a drillmotor,* then you get a few small screws.....see where im going w/this?* no, but really, good luck.* mine did that too, so i ripped them out and am in the process of having the interion redone completely.* the glue just gets old and heat kills it.* its ugly, but if u get any fix-it info...help us out.

Mark
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How much is redoing the interior costing you?
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How would you put it back?

My door panel completely fell today. I pulled on the handle to close the door and the whole thing came off. The only thing keeping it from being completely detached were the speakers.

I don't know if I need a new door panel or what... the gray foam thing is peeling too.
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Lipton Ice Tea 16 oz $1.19 ...........$9.52 per gallon
Ocean Spray 16 oz $1.25 .......... $10.00 per gallon
Gatorade 20 oz $1.59 ..... $10.17 per gallon
Diet Snapple 16 oz $1.29 .......... $10.32 per gallon
Evian water9 oz $1.49..........$21.19 per gallon?
Brake Fluid 12 oz $3.15 ........... $33.60 per gallon
Pepto Bismol 4 oz $3.85 ........ $123.20 per gallon
Vick's Nyquil 6 oz $8.35 .... $178.13 per gallon
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Originally posted by llzoom_zoomll@Oct 17 2004, 01:09 PM
The leather from the door panels dont stick to the actual backing. Also, the headboard is coming out...
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i think the trim on the door panel is vacuum molded so re-using the original material may be out of the question. there's a thread where some guy used suede and 3M super 90 glue to refinish the panel, although you could probably use whatever material you choose.
TRIM PANEL THREAD
note: the super 90 is to glue the material to the trim, not the trim to the door panel, which is why the trim didn't stick.

to re-attach the trim panel to the main door panel, two popular choices seem to be 3M Weatherstrip (BMW OEM) or gorilla glue.
RE-ATTACH THREAD

also, when you said headboard, did you mean the cloth headliner?

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