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#1621123 - 30/05/2018 08:52 Rear Trim Card Refurb?
Mark_D Offline
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Registered: 15/10/2014
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My rear trim cards are cracked in places and a previous owner has probably yanked them a bit hard and put a crack about 1 1/2” in one of them. I know you can get these DIY leather/vinyl repair kits, but has anyone had theirs repaired or successfully repaired theirs?

I am sick of contacting so called experts in trim repairs just to be told they can’t do it.

I live in Portsmouth, so if anyone knows anyone in the south that they can recommend, I’d really appreciate it
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#1621127 - 30/05/2018 11:00 Re: Rear Trim Card Refurb? [Re: Mark_D]
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I would think you would be better getting some good second hand replacements. The time, effort and cost of the DIY kits (and making a good job), will probably be more than the cost of replacements, unless of course the interiors are only sold complete.

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#1621138 - 30/05/2018 14:50 Re: Rear Trim Card Refurb? [Re: Mark_D]
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That’s my plan B. I was just wondering if a refurb was a possible undertaking. Thanks for your reply
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#1621139 - 30/05/2018 15:22 Re: Rear Trim Card Refurb? [Re: Mark_D]
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I have the same issue, so keen to know how you get on with this.

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#1621143 - 30/05/2018 16:41 Re: Rear Trim Card Refurb? [Re: Mark_D]
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I’ll try and keep you posted. I’ve done a few bits so far with not bad results, just don’t want to start doing the leather interior until I get the rear cards sorted. Seems a bit daft having to start pulling seats away again until the cards are done
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#1621169 - 31/05/2018 10:11 Re: Rear Trim Card Refurb? [Re: Mark_D]
dante giacosa Offline
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Hey Mark,

what colour are your rear three quarter cards?

I did an interior swop out, a few years back for tan leather & interior cards, and have a complete black set of interior cards left over.

If you'd like the rears, perhaps we could come to an arrangement..?

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#1621205 - 01/06/2018 07:52 Re: Rear Trim Card Refurb? [Re: Mark_D]
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Nice to hear of another local Coupe thumb

I’ve not done a refurb, but is very possible. If you still have your rear speakers you have the issue of piercing the material for the sound to not get muffled.

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#1621209 - 01/06/2018 10:03 Re: Rear Trim Card Refurb? [Re: Mark_D]
dante giacosa Offline
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really?

Maybe I have later cards- there wasn't any material in mine...


However; good point; they're not exactly 'acoustically transparent' are they!

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#1621238 - 01/06/2018 19:31 Re: Rear Trim Card Refurb? [Re: Gunzi]
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Originally Posted By Gunzi
Nice to hear of another local Coupe thumb

I’ve not done a refurb, but is very possible. If you still have your rear speakers you have the issue of piercing the material for the sound to not get muffled.


I suspect I have missed the point, for some reason I thought the discussion was (re)covering the rear cards as opposed to repairing them.

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#1621243 - 02/06/2018 00:23 Re: Rear Trim Card Refurb? [Re: Mark_D]
dante giacosa Offline
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Oh!

Do you mean, literally; laying a fabric covering over them..?

I see what you mean now!

Maybe I've got the wrong end of the tentacle myself..?!

Apologies...

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#1621512 - 07/06/2018 17:38 Re: Rear Trim Card Refurb? [Re: Mark_D]
Mark_D Offline
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Hi Dante, really sorry for the late reply. I’m in Turkey at the mo, and the internet is not exactly great. I’m really interested in the rear cards and if they’re still up for grabs just name me a price and I’ll more than likely relieve you of them my friend.

Thanks for your help!
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#1621514 - 07/06/2018 17:45 Re: Rear Trim Card Refurb? [Re: Gunzi]
Mark_D Offline
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Originally Posted By Gunzi
Originally Posted By Gunzi
Nice to hear of another local Coupe thumb

I’ve not done a refurb, but is very possible. If you still have your rear speakers you have the issue of piercing the material for the sound to not get muffled.


I suspect I have missed the point, for some reason I thought the discussion was (re)covering the rear cards as opposed to repairing them.


Hi Gunzi, yes, I’m local to you. I have spoken to you a fair while back when I had my Rossi Red 20VT. I sold it to another user for spares as the big end went on it. I then got a Sprint Blue 20VT, but the rear cards are scuffed and cracked and the black damage shows on the black finish.

Just going through the process of tidying up the overall appearance. The bits I’ve done I’m quite happy have come up well.
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#1621516 - 07/06/2018 17:48 Re: Rear Trim Card Refurb? [Re: Mark_D]
Mark_D Offline
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P.s, just noticed your club members numbers show up on the posts but mine aren’t showing. - am I being a bit dense, or won’t mine show on my own system?
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#1621562 - 08/06/2018 12:01 Re: Rear Trim Card Refurb? [Re: Mark_D]
dante giacosa Offline
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Hey Mark

PM sent back, matey...

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#1621610 - 09/06/2018 08:22 Re: Rear Trim Card Refurb? [Re: Mark_D]
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Originally Posted By Mark_D
Originally Posted By Gunzi
Originally Posted By Gunzi
Nice to hear of another local Coupe thumb

I’ve not done a refurb, but is very possible. If you still have your rear speakers you have the issue of piercing the material for the sound to not get muffled.


I suspect I have missed the point, for some reason I thought the discussion was (re)covering the rear cards as opposed to repairing them.


Hi Gunzi, yes, I’m local to you. I have spoken to you a fair while back when I had my Rossi Red 20VT. I sold it to another user for spares as the big end went on it. I then got a Sprint Blue 20VT, but the rear cards are scuffed and cracked and the black damage shows on the black finish.

Just going through the process of tidying up the overall appearance. The bits I’ve done I’m quite happy have come up well.


I remember now!

It's very satisfying doing a general refresh, more so when it's your own work thumb

Originally Posted By Mark_D
P.s, just noticed your club members numbers show up on the posts but mine aren’t showing. - am I being a bit dense, or won’t mine show on my own system?


I'll take a look and PM you back.

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