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    How to lay upholstery? cloth over plastic? or vinyl over plastic?

    My friend has an RX7 its a 93 model, they are timeless if you dont know already, however in their car culture its not hip to have tan interior. He has swapped out everything to black, but has ran into a problem. He has perfect tan doors, but doesnt want to buy a set of used for nearly 500 dollars. He mentioned my love for custom stuff so i came here for some advice.

    Should we...

    A.) take the panels to an upholstery shop and be done with it?

    B.) buy some faux suede sheets and lay over it?

    he said he wanted suede to match his seats, but I doubt it would match, but faux suede looks, feels just like real.

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    Re: How to lay upholstery? cloth over plastic? or vinyl over plastic?

    personally i'd take them to a trim shop, not worth ruining a good motor and interior on doors that look awful. would be worth it in the end

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    Re: How to lay upholstery? cloth over plastic? or vinyl over plastic?

    Not what I would recommend but you could always vinyl paint them...

    But its a cheaper option...

    Anyone had any luck with these paints?

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    Re: How to lay upholstery? cloth over plastic? or vinyl over plastic?

    Just vinyl paint them.
    They will be fine.

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    Re: How to lay upholstery? cloth over plastic? or vinyl over plastic?

    The spray dye will work fine. Just use the recommended cleaner & primer.

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    Re: How to lay upholstery? cloth over plastic? or vinyl over plastic?

    will they not chip over time?

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    Re: How to lay upholstery? cloth over plastic? or vinyl over plastic?

    Sticks pretty good like new skin on vinyl. You would have to scrape it hard for it to come off the plastic. Wouldn't spray it on fabric though; it makes it rough.

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    Re: How to lay upholstery? cloth over plastic? or vinyl over plastic?

    Lowboost, a company named SEM makes the best one in my opinion. I think they have it at FinishMaster in Columbia. I have seen it last for many years.

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    Re: How to lay upholstery? cloth over plastic? or vinyl over plastic?

    Also, if it is more of a fabric, you can use fabric dye.

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