DIY Alcantara Retrim

Discussion in 'Interior and Audio' started by CL10, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. CL10

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    Following on from Harry_197's thread, I had a go at retrimming some interior parts in Alcantara. So far I've done the A pillars, vent surround and clock surround (with some UR top stitch :tongue_smilie:smile:. Obviously not up to professional standards of Edge Automotive and the like, but for £15 and a bit of patience I'm quite please with how they turned out!

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    Next steps may be the triangular trim by the A pillars, or may add some stitching to the dash strips... Easy to go overboard on this stuff! First I'm going to see how this material reacts to the sunlight (if we ever get any) and go from there.
     
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  2. Chris197F1

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    Thats really not a bad effort mate, well done!
     
  3. mitch1990

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    Where did you get the material from and is it just spray adhesive ?
     
  4. CL10

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    Cheers man!

    eBay for the material - if you search for 'alcantara suede' it's the third result (with a picture of a Lamborghini interior). I used some permanent spray adhesive I had left over from Hobbycraft, but any strong spray adhesive should do the same.
     
  5. Gam

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    Like it, seriously making me thinking about doing mine!

    How easy is it to get the A-pillars off?
     
  6. CL10

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    Unclip at the top, then slide/pull upwards, hard! Struggled at first but easy once you know how. Really easy to cover in the material though!
     
  7. chappers

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    Looks good for £15! You'd pay that just for A-Pillars!
     
  8. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Gold Member

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    Very nice like the look alot
     
  9. cooper666

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    It's addictive isn't it thinking what to do next on mine.
     
  10. Andreas187

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    Nice job, looks good
     
  11. CL10

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    Thanks chaps. Look forward to seeing yours cooper666!
     
  12. ECG1000

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    Looks smart mate :smile:
     
  13. 930Tech

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    Looks great, i like the side vents in that.
     
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  15. CL10

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    Haha nice, like it a lot! (Not the MPG so much though :tongueout:)
     
  16. cooper666

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    That's the mpg with our lass driving it aswell.
     
  17. Harry_197

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    Good effort man you did well! Red stitchings a bit too much for me but good job mate. I fancy doing the headlining next!
     
  18. CL10

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    Cheers man. I don't think it's as tidy as yours - I'll probably re-do some bits at some point. Headlining is a major job! Would look great though.
     
  19. Christopher

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    Resurrection of an old thread, but how do you remove the air vent surrounds? :smiley:
     
  20. Gordini

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    Bit of plastic (trim removal tool or screwdriver with cloth) to put between vent and dash and just lever out. Once you can get to the edge just pull. Vent surround and vent will come out together, you can unclip the surrounds once vents are out.
     
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