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Hi

Is there an easy wy to remove the upholstered panels from the front and rear doors to re-upholster them - or is it a full door panel removal job?

Also, Im thinking about recovering the centre console and dashboard, as I have acquired some rather nice carbon fibre effect vinyl, does anyone know where I can get a copy of some full size templates for the inside of the car?

I'm looking for something like this: http://www.bitrim.com/wd251.htm but actual size instead of minitures

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taking off the upholstry will be the entire door removal needed to get it off..
I did mine in white viynal (spelling yea i know lol) didnt take to long but a pain in the neck to get all the wrinkles out.

To the 2nd question you arent going to find any templates to use. unless you buy a interior cover kit like the link you showed.



 

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I was trying to avoid buying the kist as they are quite pricy. I've got the minature of the templates, I think I'll just have to mess around with them to get them the right size. Is taking out the door panels on the shuma the same as you have previously posted for the sephia?
 

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yep. but get new c clips for the window cranks if you have manual windows otherwise you wont get it back on.



 

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If you use a window crank tool to get the crank off, you will not damage the clip. Don't replace something if you don't have to. The way they are making most, I said MOST, cars now-is that you cannot remove the insert to the door panel. If this is the case you will see that it is simply tucked into a chanel around the outside edge. Hope that helps.
 

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you can remove the upholstry it just clips on.. and those c clips are only a dollar to replace....
 
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