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Old 06-18-2018, 08:37 PM   #51
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A live and learn moment. When I covered the parcel shelf I trimmed the leather flush with the fiber board backing when I had thought originally of rolling the leather over the edge. The front and back edge isn't an issue as it can't be seen, but the right and left sides have a gap and you can see where the leather was trimmed. I am not happy with this, but not enough to recover another shelf. I am thinking some of that rubber trim that the sell that you put along the edge of car doors painted the same camel color just might take up the gap AND make it look more "finished.

If anyone does this themselves I recommend rolling the leather at least on the ends.
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:39 PM   #52
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I am still waiting on the rear seat leather before I replace the rear side pillar trim pieces and headrests.
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:28 PM   #53
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Door edge guard sounds like a good solution.
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Old 06-19-2018, 07:16 PM   #54
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Another learn as you go for anyone following in my footsteps. The headrests, being foam covered in vinyl, seem to take a lot more paint before the base color, in my case black, doesn't show through. Being that SEM is rather expensive at around $16.00 per can, I decided to give them a base coat using DupliColor's vinyl and fabric paint at only $6.00 a can and then top coat them with the proper SEM color.
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Old 06-24-2018, 04:04 PM   #55
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Front seats are finished and installed. I really like the looks. The headrests are a bit darker than the leather, but perfectly match the darker piping in the seats as well as the rest of the painted plastic and dash. I am still waiting on finding a tan rear carpet.

Door panels and door pockets are next.
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Old 06-25-2018, 12:21 AM   #56
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looks good and I may have missed it but leather or Vinyl seat cover? I have had to fix all my door handles on my black 93 244 and while I had the door panels off I added mega Matt to the inside of the doors. made a huge difference in the sound closing the doors. if get around to pulling the carpet that stuff is going on the floors as well. your interior is looking great!
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Old 06-25-2018, 01:34 PM   #57
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Leather from a company called Lseat.com. I am waiting on the rear covers as they are making a set out of the cloth covers I sent them.
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:16 AM   #58
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I just goy an email from Lseat.com that the rear covers are done and ready to ship. They were even kind enough to send me a picture of the covers. I sent them the old cover to my front center folding armrest and had them make a cover so everything matches.

I found a nice rear carpet that is on its was from a forum member too.
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Old 07-06-2018, 04:29 PM   #59
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As I posted earlier I wish I had wrapped the leather around the ends of the parcel shelf and needed to find a solution to make it look cleaner. Well, I found that solution in the rubber edge trim designed to go on the ends of doors. I painted it with the SEM camel to match the rest of the plastic pieces and the shelf looks much cleaner now.
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:59 AM   #60
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Superb job!
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Old 07-10-2018, 05:00 AM   #61
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Did the carpet get stiff when you applied the SEM? It looks so good that I’m tempted to try that!
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:25 PM   #62
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I guess the fibers do get a little stiffer, but not enough to bother me. By the time you install factory floor mats a lot of the carpet is covered anyway. The stiffness is helped by brushing it out. I do it after the dye/paint dries otherwise I found that the fibers just matted together.
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:37 PM   #63
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Rear shelf with my special, limited addition edge trimming. I am happy that this solution worked.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:06 PM   #64
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Looks good. If you revist that part I would consider mitering the upper corners and adding a small section connecting it to the vents.
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:39 PM   #65
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I thought about that myself, but the edge of the shelf tucks up nicely against the back of the car and doesn't look bad in person.
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:50 PM   #66
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I have another experiment. I bought a set of front OEM tan floor mats and of course they had faded over the years, so I thought I would see how durable the SEM color coat would be on them. I scrubbed them with purple power, rinsed them then washed them in the dish washer on the pots and pans cycle. I let them dry, sprayed them with two coats of adhesion promoter and then three coats of the SEM color coat. Time will only tell how durable they will be. I am not worried about the passenger side as that side gets very little use. The driver's side on the other hand does get more use. Of course I could save the refreshed mats just for special occasions, but what is the point in that?
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:07 PM   #67
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The rear carpet went back in today after also getting the SEM treatment. I feel the carpets and the refreshed mats looks nice. I am now just waiting on the rear leather to arrive for the rear seat. The rear pillar "B", "C" whatever that one is called still needs to be installed, but that will wait until I recover the rear seat.
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:13 PM   #68
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Maybe get a small rug style mat to place on top of the driver mat to help protect it a bit. The mats look great! May have to try this.
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