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Old May 10th, 2015, 12:45 AM
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Smooth and shiny!!
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Old May 10th, 2015, 11:19 AM
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Smooth and shiny!!
It's a lot of work. In the small areas I'm doing it by hand with a cotton swab, or if I am lucky a 1" polishing pad. The large areas I'm using a 3" foam pad. For heavy staining I use the red compound first, which will leave a tint to the white paint. Then for the oxidation and removing any red tint I use the white compound.

Yes I'm polishing the entire surface of the truck with a 3" foam pad chucked in a drill. It's maddening.

In comparison the wax application seems easy. I let it dry and remove the bulk with a terry cloth, then buff it with a new wool pad on a 10" random orbital buffer, then final wipe down with microfiber. End result is slicker than new paint.
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Old May 10th, 2015, 12:11 PM
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Yes it is a large surface area which I say each time I do it! I'm using a Griot orbital for polish and wax. The end result is worth it especially if you keep up with it. BTW, Griot has a product for refreshing black vinyl roofs. It works great on the rear vinyl pillars.
You have gone where most have not and it shows!!!
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Old May 11th, 2015, 06:58 PM
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Well, I made a tail lense gasket, sort of.


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Old May 12th, 2015, 06:15 PM
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Finished up buffing out the last couple doors and the tailgate... waiting on wax to dry now!
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Old May 12th, 2015, 09:37 PM
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Old May 13th, 2015, 05:22 AM
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Looks great!
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Old May 14th, 2015, 11:38 PM
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Ok I'm going to TRY to upload photos that show recovering the headliner...



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Old May 14th, 2015, 11:41 PM
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Old May 14th, 2015, 11:48 PM
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Oh well, I was only posting the instructions for those who may come across the thread and get the DIY bug.
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Old May 15th, 2015, 02:03 AM
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Makes a huge difference in the interior doesn't it! With the amount of glue you used, should stay in place for awhile. Really nicely done.
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Old May 15th, 2015, 07:17 AM
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Wow.. that headliner was probably one of the worst I have seen...
But the results are amazing.

I tried to recover my headliner a couple of years ago. Removed it, slightly washed it, put it back on with new glue, looked great for 6 months, and started sagging again in the back around the speakers. Tried again with a lot more glue, and it only lasted 1-2 months.

I'll be trying again with some new fabric... since that looks really good!
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Old May 15th, 2015, 09:21 AM
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Wow.. that headliner was probably one of the worst I have seen... But the results are amazing. I tried to recover my headliner a couple of years ago. Removed it, slightly washed it, put it back on with new glue, looked great for 6 months, and started sagging again in the back around the speakers. Tried again with a lot more glue, and it only lasted 1-2 months. I'll be trying again with some new fabric... since that looks really good!
Oh man! That sucks to do all that work just to have it fail so soon. It's a rather big and messy job to have to repeat. When you were applying the glue, did you let it sit for 10 minutes or so to get really tacky? That was the hardest part for me as it seemed counterintuitive. I just had to trust the instructions that it would work. I hate trusting directions, let alone reading them. I used new material as someone had said that reusing the old material wouldn't work. Obviously, that's not true. But it may take more finesse to get the glue to work with the original material. Good luck with everything this time.
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I don't understand how reusing the old material is even possible.
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Old May 15th, 2015, 02:33 PM
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I don't understand how reusing the old material is even possible.
Oh it is possible, and actually looked quite good. For a short time, If I remember, I'll take a picture next time.
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Wow.. that headliner was probably one of the worst I have seen... But the results are amazing. I tried to recover my headliner a couple of years ago. Removed it, slightly washed it, put it back on with new glue, looked great for 6 months, and started sagging again in the back around the speakers. Tried again with a lot more glue, and it only lasted 1-2 months. I'll be trying again with some new fabric... since that looks really good!
You have to get all of the old foam and junk off or it will always sag.
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I forgot to mention those are brand new dome lenses...

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Got the rest of the interior reinstalled, also put the wood trim back on the right front door, and did some repair to the speaker grille. The driver door panel is gonna be a little more of a challenge.

I also put new Genuine door pulls on, three of the originals were cracked. Naturally now the fourth is cracked too.


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Making an appearance tomorrow at the British Car Show in Raleigh.
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Maaaan! That looks great! Leaving the seat covers on for the show or barebacking it? ;-)

Pm'd you for info on the codes for the wet okole seat covers. Love them!
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Oh it is possible, and actually looked quite good. For a short time, If I remember, I'll take a picture next time.
Why???? 4yds new material is only $36

Reusing the old stuff is just a waste of glue.

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Maaaan! That looks great! Leaving the seat covers on for the show or barebacking it? ;-)

Pm'd you for info on the codes for the wet okole seat covers. Love them!
Seat covers are here to stay.

Let me see if I can look up my order form. Once made the order, they emailed me the next day and wanted pics of my seats, I really appreciated that attention to detail, that they wanted to make sure they got it right.
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