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Well i decided to do a project so i figured i could do a write up since i appreciate ppl who do theirs! So heres goes nothing!

Well, what I did to my panels first of all i re covered the side panels in red for a more of a jdm/type r look! I think it looks awesome! to each his own tho!

First you will need some tools:
- Knife/scissors
- Adhesive spray (available @ any hardware store)
- Red tweed fabric about 1 yard by 1 yard!
- Lighter
- a friend (optional)
- about 4 hours of time

- Philips screwdriver

First off start off by taking your car panels off and bringing them to your workspace!



Then, what your going to need to do is melt the back pieces so that you can pop the plastic through! be careful you dont burn through the vinyl as it is very easy to do so!



After you do that, cut and measure out how much fabric you will be needing, its easier if you start from the top and work your way down to the easier spots therefore you have a little more play with the material so you can pull tight/adjust the fabric at the bottom!!



Once you have the surface covered and where you want it spray your adhesive on the surface you will be applying it too and also the fabric as this will make it a permanent glue! MAKE SURE YOU TAKE YOUR TIME AND DO IT RIGHT OR YOU WILL MESS UP! DO THIS SECTION BY SECTION! Do the corners and the hard areas very slowly therefore its eaiser to do since your working with a smaller amount of fabric!



Once you have your fabric lair all around cut out the holes for all the pockets such as the lower one, the pocket close to the door handle! Cut through the middle of this so you have enough to wrap you fabric around the edges this will help once your ready to reinstall the panel do the door panel!!

After you've done that, take a knife or something round and poke the holes out where the melted clips went and prepare the unit for reinstallment!



after youve poked those holes out this is where it becomes a little bit tricky, what you can do is either put the melted plastic back through the door panel and melt it back overtop which is very difficult or you can use screws and drive them through the melted plastic which is what i did! Much more stable and secure! It helps also if you wrap the fabric over and drive the screw through that also as it will be pulled even if the adhesive does come loose (which it shouldnt if done properly!)



Once youve completed these steps you should have something that looks like this!!







Good luck with your project and hopefully this will help out a few of you guys! Thanks for looking and keep it clean!!

- 94Civic_R (Jeff)
 

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thanks guys. if theres one thing i cant stress enough is you need to take your time!
 

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I have been wanting to do the same thing to my interior. I am not a big fan of fuzzy arm rests. Nice write up!

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Good job man! easy to follow too
 

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good write up, im gonna split this into the diy forum
 

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yea its a canadian SI. And to find power windows in canada is pretty rare, ive only seen 1 si with it, and i test drove it! a lot of ppl i know have Si's and dont have power windows its kinda weird. Being its the highest model in canada other than the SiR.
 

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yea its a canadian SI. And to find power windows in canada is pretty rare, ive only seen 1 si with it, and i test drove it! a lot of ppl i know have Si's and dont have power windows its kinda weird. Being its the highest model in canada other than the SiR.
I think that's cool. I used to have a 95 ex and it had terrible problems with the power windows. Yall got it lucky.
 

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haha, yea canadians do have it lucky, but we have long ass winters! thats where u guys counteract! Yea, EGVTEC, you inspired me to do it.. lol! decided to get my lazy ass up and do something!
 

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haha.. thanks man! i try to make things look good for u SHO Whores! :p
 
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