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Door panel restore

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    Joe - I presume you're talking about the fuzzy strips on the top of the door panel.  A few folks have been successful at reusing the OE staples but this is a pretty tough process.  Glue is not a good option for this install - probably why the factory did not go this route.  I went with a set of 8 small pop rivets and it worked out well.  A key trick is to get the rivet head well seated into the fuzzy material by using something small and pointed to pull the fuzzy hairs out from under the rivet head before squeezing the rivet down to finish.  This will ensure the rivet head is not sticking out with the potential to contact the glass.  Hope this helps.

    Jim

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    I’ve also heard of people using thin stainless steel wire instead of the staples. 

     

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    I’ll be doing this in the next week or two, so Joe’s thread and Jim & Scott’s great advice is just in time! 👍

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    I was able to find staples the same width as the original hole spacing.  The were rectangular instead of round so I opened up the diameter of the holes slightly.  You can then carefully push the staple through the original holes.  Then I used long nose pliers to bend the legs over on each staple.  Time consuming but it looks good.

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