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Discussion in 'Keeping it Clean' started by Rick Simons, Jul 20, 2020.
It's a bogus video. You would know I'm right if you have ever attempted this job.
I've used the 3m vinyl adhesive to re-adhere panels, but have had the edges start to peel back off of a couple of them over the years. Since then, I've followed up re-gluing with welting along the borders. Helps hold the ends down very nicely and provides a nice accent on the doors.
Do the '10 and newer cars do this too or did Ford fix it with the redesign?
After looking over my door panel, I see exactly where your coming from now. The video posted is definitely bogus, as there appears to be no backing underneath the vinyl insert that is neither removable nor can be pulled off as the person in the video claims, but rather nothing but just foam/adhesive attached to the door panel. As mentioned in a previous post, I'll just either take a wire brush or use sand paper to remove any left over adhesive/foam on the door panel before re-gluing the vinyl insert or consider going with the Coverlay replacement option instead. Meanwhile, thanks for clarifying, as I now stand corrected.
The "10 and newer cars up to 14 also had the same issues. Don't know if Ford fixed the issues on the S550 cars or not
Nah. Not for me anyway. Even if you pull the panel you still gotta mask it.
Used a wire brush and it all sloughed right off.
Agreed. Prep work is a pain in the ass but so worth it. I used plastic sheeting and painters tape (switch didn’t stick that well to the door paneling) but managed not to get any of the spray on the car. It paid off.
The Coverlay panels match perfectly not only in color but the grain (texture) as well. I couldn't be happier.
Apparently it's not the factory adhesive that is the problem; it's the fact that the foam between the outer material and inner material degrades, and then the adhesive doesn't have anything to stick to. Mine had been glued at least twice that I could see.
I can't find a close up of what these look like compared to stock. Anyone have a good close up photo?
One of the few issues I had with my '05 GT back when I still had it was the interior insert sag. I hated it. If I ever buy another S197 this is high on my list of firsts mods to do.
I ended up going with Coverlay also, I am really happy with them, and hopefully, I will never have to fix them again. The texture is an exact match but the color was a bit off but I would say that is because my door panels have faded somewhat over the years.
Can you provide a close up picture of the new inlays?
I'll take a couple of pictures when I get home this evening.
I'm curious if it has much grain or some sort of pattern. Hard to tell from any pic I've seen online.
Not bad. Has an OEM look to it.
Yep, I'm happy with it. The worst part was getting the old gray backing material off of the door. I did have to sand a couple of areas of the new panel so they would fit exactly how I wanted them to, but it was minor.
Any updates from those that have installed the Coverlay inserts? I'm curious if the colder weather has caused the panel to pop loose or maybe warp. I just purchased a set and am hoping this will be a permanent fix.
My driver side was warped a little when I installed them but it’s just me being picky as I don’t think anyone could tell where...I used the silicone it came with and mine are holding fine.