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Old 06-06-2013, 11:28 PM   #1
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Doing full door abl

So I've been looking through this thread and I want to clarify some things. First of all I am under the impression that the only extra modification that needs to be done to the door is sanding the bottoms? How do I go about completing this part? It seems you mask off what you want to sand and then go at it with a dremel but does anyone have more specific instructions before i mess up my panels haha
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:45 AM   #2
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:49 AM   #3
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Sorry man I just saw your message today. You do not need to use a dremel! you just need to sand by hand, with sheets of sand paper. You do not need to mask off anything either.
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:23 PM   #4
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Do us all a favor and record the sanding process and results!
A lot of people are asking about this
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:33 PM   #5
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Sorry man I just saw your message today. You do not need to use a dremel! you just need to sand by hand, with sheets of sand paper. You do not need to mask off anything either.
alright sweet. So I use a rough sand paper then a smooth one? It sounds easy but we will see
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:27 PM   #6
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Yes sir it is easy, just look at how much I sanded in my photos and match it.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:21 AM   #7
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Definetly not with a dremel. Lol. Some 300 grit sand paper works fine. You can run a line a painters tape along the edge so you Have a nice straight line, or so you don't accidently sand off the wrong paint.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:16 AM   #8
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When I did mine I used gorilla tape as a border/guide. I used this type of tape since it was thick and I didn't have to worry about rubbing up against it since the sanding is very tedious. For the sanding part I used a sanding pen (link below). Using this was great as it left the sanded parts with even clean lines. If you choose this option you also may want buy a few extra sanding tips and rubber gloves.


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Old 06-17-2013, 06:41 PM   #9
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Alright everything is all ordered. I'm just waiting for it to ship. I'll probably just post here instead of creating a new thread
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:02 PM   #10
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The light tubes and cup holder plate came in. Still waiting on RPI to finally ship the door panels haha
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:13 PM   #11
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Wow. Bonus shoe in the shipment!

Looks good so far!
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:35 AM   #12
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:59 AM   #13
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So I've been using the cup holder light for a couple days and I have just two complaints. On mine the front two Velcro pads didn't lock all the way. Like if one is locked in all the way then the other one pops out. The other thing is the console lid in the back is more difficult to open. I believe it's because the plate is a bit high and I wired through the latch hole. Thankfully I can play around and fix these problems with a bit of creativity. It looks fantastic when paired with the footwells!


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I've not heard that one before (rocking at the front). I'll look for this.

On the console lid, just lift up on the front of it. Don't try to pull on the the latch.

They do look good!
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:33 PM   #15
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Nice!
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So with these rpi panels it looks like it is painted on the outide. I believe the stock panels are painted on the inside so we will see how that effects things.
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Can you see a clear strip?
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:03 PM   #19
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Yea the top top half of the panel is clear. I just need to figure out a precise way to sand the rest
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Kinda late now, but they likely could have masked the area before painting and saved you a lot of time and hassle.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:53 PM   #21
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Kinda late now, but they likely could have masked the area before painting and saved you a lot of time and hassle.
I was thinking the same thing. I tried emailing them about it before ordering but they never replied...
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Try contacting them, maybe they will do an exchange. Can't hurt to ask anyway.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:47 AM   #23
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So....why did you order different door plates? I'm interested in:

- completing the lighting all the the way around the white door panels I have

- completing the lighting across the dash

- Installing footwell & cup holder lighting

do they have the supplies to do this?
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So....why did you order different door plates? I'm interested in:

- completing the lighting all the the way around the white door panels I have

- completing the lighting across the dash

- Installing footwell & cup holder lighting

do they have the supplies to do this?
From the look of things, He has a 1LT so he has the cloth panels like me
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:10 AM   #25
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Alright the dash is officially done! Two of the LEDs started acting up on me but I finally got everything to work. Also, there was a dull spot in the middle but i went back and added more weather stripping after taking pictures haha. I used a ton of weather stripping! the first time I did it the panel snapped into place and the lights were almost invisible so i used the weather striping to make a gap. It took like 2 or 3 layers.
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