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Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by Firthy90, Feb 11, 2020.

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    Morning everyone!
    New to this forum but have found much help from here in the past.

    Has anyone been able to replace the lining on a door card for a VE OMEGA 2008 commodore?

    The local upholster has quoted me $700 to re glue them on.
    I thought about replacing the doorcards but am unable to find secondhand spares.

    I was thinking of glueing them back on myself ( the tricky bit would be the door handle) or maybe getting new material all together.
     
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    It would be fiddly & time consuming so that's why the $700.
    Odd that there's no spares. Wreckers have heaps of them.

    Removing the door trims is straight forward enough.

    Which bit of the lining are you meaning?

    I just found one in seconds on eBay. Grey.

    If the cloth on the trims needs replacing, then you'd need to do all 4 doors.
    You won't easily get matching cloth. Off to spotlight for some lovely tartan to do it.

    Also, use 3M High Temp 90 spray on adhesive instead of commonly found spray adhesives. They will come away in heat. The 3m High Temp 90 is available as a special order from Bunnings as an "Off Range" item. They have to get a pack quantity of 4 or 6. You only need one. If they say you have to buy all the box, you don't.
     
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    Thank you for your response!

    I wasn’t too sure on where to get the material! Whether it would have to come directly from Holden or not (not knowledgeable in that area)

    As you can see from the picture, if the material wasn’t falling out from underneath the door handle I could just glue it back into place like I have done the rest of the material.

    Ideally I’m looking for the cheap fix, as I’m buying a 4x4 and will be selling my commodore.

    I’ve managed to glue the others back into place with super glue and they’ve held for some months, but I will use your recommended glue for when they fall out again, the others aren’t as rough as the one in the pics.

    As for spare parts, the closest ones are 300ks away, which would then include the cost of shipping.
    I also need to replace the car seats as the material is torn too .

    It all adds up $$$
     

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    You can buy the seat covers only. The material will not be available from Holden. You'd need to choose a different pattern/type and do all four at once.

    You can't use the spray adhesive as a spot spray to fix small areas. It will mess up the whole area.

    1. Might be cheapest to buy a whole interior and have it shipped to your place at cost. Especially time wise.

    2. New seat covers fitted (not super cheap type but the factory upholstery) and redo the cloth trim in something nice like a grey micro suede and it would look the shizz for resale!

    Retrim the door trims is straight forward.
     
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    Yes have to do this on 4 doors on my red omega. Any other place you can get the spay on adhesive from?
     
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    Might be but there’s a Bunnings everywhere. I have seen it on Amazon as well.
    I have used 3M 75 Highstrength before as well.
     
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    Stupid me I was at bunnings yesterday and I forgot to ask them do they have any high strength/temp spay adhesive. looked at Amazon Aust and there are out of stock but considering amazon au copies the us amazon they might have never had any stock.
     
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    Found this mob::: Question! Does the Spray adhesive need to be clear "eg" on hot days does it come out of the fabric. I remember 25 years ago when i got white Strartos front seats for a Monaro and after a year and a very hot day the seats that were bone white they had red spots in them and i returned them and they re- done them again with no doubt clear adhesives. Still good now after another 20 years.
    https://www.signet.net.au/store/products/11532/3m-90-high-strength-spray-adhesive-500g-can
     
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    Some good finds there.

    The adhesive is yellow/white in colour. I have never had too much issue with coming through. Once it happened many years ago when I sprayed too heavy in one spot. Lucky it was not in an obvious place. I didn't wait for it to tac off enough.

    In Australia, it dries much faster than the can suggests so plan well and work fast.

    If you want a thin foam backing, I use scrim foam. I get it in sheets from foam supply places (not Clark Blubber). It is used in plumbing for wraping pipes. 1 or 2mm thick.

    I get the foam down on the trim, then I get the fabric down.

    Don't lay it all at once. Keep it up at one end and use your hand to gently firm it down in a swiping motion.
     
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    They don't keep it on the shelf, nor stock it. It is a "special order" only.
     
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    My original trim is ok and only come off up the top to the middle. Wont be taking the trim off the door, All i need to do is spray from the top a little and feed it using a plastic tool under the top of the door section which I think is Plastic
     
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    Try office jerks first and if they donr have it then i will put a order from bunnigs
     
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    Just fixed my saggy headliner by using this.$30 from Autobarn,perfect for the job.
     

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    It’s the heat rating that’s the clincher. PermaTex do some cool stuff.

    The 3M High Strength 90 has the highest heat rating of all the adhesives. Also costs around $30 Dollary Doos.
     
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    Just remove all 4 and take the inserts off and cover them with something you like, spotlight or a car detailer will have fabric or vinyl, leave on the felt spray with this on both surfaces allow to tac off wrap it around let it dry. PS cut our the handle bit before you spray so u can wrap it over the lip, allow 20mm for overlap and cut a v in each corner so it wont crease.
    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct.../100307.html&usg=AOvVaw3rxn6xgSRPrF-tnGDnpo7j
    I used it to fix foam on car seats so be fine on a door.
     
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    Please don’t buy fabric for a car interior from spotlight.
     
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    I was looking to replace my scratched up front door trims a few months back (previous owner must have opened doors with their foot) Holden wanted $600 for a new interior door card. Ended up getting one of those mobile plastic repairers over, came up like new. He also washed all the fabric inserts.
    Pretty sure you can unclip the door handle once the card is off however the top (arm rest) trim is plastic welded so it would be tricky to get the new fabric glueed on Id reakon.
    Cheers
     
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    I have removed the bottom seat on the rear red omega. Now thats out. Now I want to take the back part of the seat off. I can see down the bottom you have four bolts that protrude out a bit. Do you remove those four bolts? (I hope its held on the other end) Or is there something I have to do to get the back off. Yes I have to remove it so I can put seat covers on it. Start on the back. I have to forget about the middle bit that comes down to give you access to the boot then insert the lower part and then attach the seat cover on that too. So what is the process to remove the back bit where your back sits on? Thanks
     
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    Bolts on bottom then lift the seat up towards the roof and it will unclip
     

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