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Door Cards

larryt

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Another day closer to the end, i'm really pushing hard to try and get this finished now before winter, i want to get it back to my house before winter sets in. 

 

so after my success with the arm rests i set about cleaning and painting the old door cards, i figure i couldnt make the look any worse than they already are!

 

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The original dirty door cards, worked out that the burning came from the previous owner who welded in seat belt mounts without removing the door cards.. thanks chum! :angry:

I think we can all agree they look pretty horrible, and i dont really want to put these back in the car after all the work i've done. 

 

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Cleaned off the crud with some non-acidic citrus cleaner, really good stuff, and after a quick dry in the "sun" they were ready for some masking tape and prepped for paint.

 

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as with the front arm rests, the rears would need to be done too, so a little clean and dry, these were also ready for some spray.

 

i chose to use the same 'Direct to Vinyl' spray from rustoleum, its a great product and goes on well. My only word of advise is, it does come out a bit wet, so recommend many light coats, not one heavy coat.. you will get the runs :unsure::lol:

 

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Painted and Drying.

 

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This photo was taken after two coats of the paint and a bit of curing in the sun. 

 

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With the bits all screwed back on, i think its looking pretty dang good! the bottom part of the door card is slightly shiny compared to the original black top, i hope this fades over time.

 

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Sitting in place in the car, not secured down but so far not to bad! You may be wondering why i have left the chrome trim a bit tatty? its a conscious decision to leave the car with some characteristics of its former life. i didnt want to strip every ounce of character the car had, so i am leaving the interior trim and all exterior trim with the bumps, scuffs and marks they came with.

 

whilst i was waiting for various interior parts to dry, i got cleaning with the calipers and licked a fresh coat of black VHT paint on them.

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Much Better :D

 

back down the garage again this evening for more work! 



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