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My cousin got into the backseat of my car yesterday and asked me if I was working on my door recently. I said "No...why?" She pointed to the door and said "Because there's a big piece of fabric just hanging there." :doh: :cuss:

Well... I have the leather interior so it is the leather trim (maybe vinyl) that has started peeling off my rear passenger side door. I really don't understand why this would happen. My back seats are used maybe 10 or 15 times a year and look brand new... aside from this:



Does anyone have any suggestions as to what kind of adhesive I should use to put this back? I would figure some kind of contact cement. Is there something specifically used for bonding fabric/leather to foam? Or possibly foam to foam as it seems the foam might have failed and is actually still stuck to the back of the trim... I haven't had a chance to really look at it closely as I got home late last night and was in work early this morning. Any thoughts would be appreciated...
 

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Thanks... I'll look into it :peace:
 

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Mine did the EXACT same thing on the same door last month. :censor: (Same door...same interior...and same exact peeling...interestingly enough..) I found Gorilla Glue to do the trick. (Found at Home Depot or Lowes) The real pain comes from two things, trying to get the glue to stick, because the old dried up glue just comes right off the door like powder...and trying to get that insert to go back to exactly the way it was. It looks like it tucks into the ends at some places, but I suggest brining alot of patience when you reglue it. Let us know how you turn out.
 

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Oh sorry didn't mention. You will need to remove all the leather from the panel, and start from scratch. You're going to need to take som 100G sandpaper, and get the old glue off. Make sure you don't press too hard as it will gouge. Finish off with some 220-400G to make it smooth. Spary down with adhesive, and apply the leather.

If you don't feel comfortable doing it, you may want to take it to an auto upholstery shop.
 

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Thanks... Good to know. I should be able to do it. I've got a pretty good eye when it comes to aligning things. I usually only have difficulties when there's wiring, nuts, bolts, or gaskets involved... ;)

I will post an update and how it went when I'm done...
 

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I looked at it a little closer this morning. There is definately some loose foam on the backside of the trim that will need to come off. I was able to rub my finger on it and most of it just fell off. It felt damp. I wonder if that is what's causing the problem. Water might be making it's way into the foam.

I haven't been able to find the 3m adhesive locally. I think the local supply chains (AutoZone, Pepboys, Strauss Auto) have other headliner adhesives. I might have to go with one of them.
 

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Yikes :shock:

So, maybe I should be glad at all my very hard, textured plastic on my 08 panels? That's one of my biggest gripes of the 08 interiors. The door panels look very cheap -- with no cloth/vinyl inserts, etc. I read they added them back to the 09s?
 

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RobtRoma said:
I haven't been able to find the 3m adhesive locally. I think the local supply chains (AutoZone, Pepboys, Strauss Auto) have other headliner adhesives. I might have to go with one of them.
I couldn't find the high tack 76 but I did find 3M General Trim Adhesive 8088. Looks lile it should work...
 
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