Reupholstering a Vintage Car Door Panel

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Reupholster your vintage or classic car door panel yourself using supplies and tools from Sailrite. The style of car door panels vary greatly, but the principles of fabricating them are all similar. Follow the steps in this video and you too can easily upholster your vehicle’s car door panel yourself.

REUPHOLSTERING A VINTAGE CAR DOOR PANEL CHAPTERS:
Preparing Dorr Panels Board – 0:35 min
Cutting Vinyl Fabric to Size – 1:53 min
Gluing Sew Foam to Vinyl Fabric – 2:58 min
Sewing Pleated Channels – 5:06 min
Creating Transition Strip – 7:25 min
Attaching to Door Panels – 10:46 min
Cutouts for Hardware – 13:53 min
Material List – 15:17 min

MATERIALS LIST:
Quality Marine Vinyl Fabric – y
3M™ General Trim Adhesive – e
Fabric Backed 1/2″ Sew Foam 58″ – 8
V-92 Polyester Sewing Thread – )
Seamstick 3/8″ Basting Tape for Canvas – s
21 Gauge 1/4″ (6mm) Staples 10,000/Box (Stainless Steel) – l

TOOLS LIST:
Hole Cutter 5/16″ ‑ #1 – 2
Scribe‑All® Water Soluble Marking Pencil White – e
Barry King Mallet Hammer Style 3# – 3
Sailrite® Cutting Block & Die Holder – r
Gingher® Scissors Right Hand Lightweight 8″ – t
Clear Acrylic Ruler 6″ x 24″ – 4
Comfort Grip Rotary Cutter 60mm – m
Self Healing Rotary Cutting Mat 24″ x 36″ – 6
Washable Wonder Fabric Marker Blue – e
Sailrite® Fabricator® Sewing Machine – r
Sailrite® Long Nose Upholstery Staple Gun – n

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