Early door card - door pull repair

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Post by PeteMac » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:19 pm

Is there a favoured approach to fixing the shrunken/split door card at the door pull (as shown in this photo) that gives a satisfactory finish. All suggestions welcomed. :)
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Post by reliant-reviver » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:35 pm

Dark foam door card with the thicker vinyl (flatter grain) by the looks of it. They do love to shrink and pull more than any other version in my experience.

You can try heating and stretching the vinyl back into place. Otherwise there was a Reliant part that acted as a formed finisher that sat under the door pull. Rarely seen (some say never!) but you could replicate in a material of your choice.

As for the black plastic door pull insert, again heat and gentle persuasion will get that back in shape.


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Post by PeteMac » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:44 pm

reliant-reviver wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:35 pm
Otherwise there was a Reliant part that acted as a formed finisher that sat under the door pull.
I had been thinking along those lines. Given the rarity of this item, I'm guessing no photos of real examples are available. Anyone replicated one?


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Post by Alan SS1 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:47 pm

I think ScimJim had the FORD plastic insert sections?

for mine I cut off the lip next to the velour so less squashed and used a carefully crafted section of black carpet backing tape to create a black section that wraps over the gap and into the handle, (filler optional where the vinyl would have been)


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Post by scimjim » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:38 pm

I have handles but had never seen the little cover sections before (can’t find the thread right now).


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Post by Donald Liddiard » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:55 pm

Do you all mean the delicate plastic surround for the door pull, made of plastic ,that snaps when you touch it?

If so I think my car has one intact and one that has been broken, glued together, broken again and is now beyond repair. I was thinking of using modeller's plasticard/ top of margarine tub to cut some replacements to be sprayed, though cutting will be hit and miss to get the smooth curves needed.


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Post by Alan SS1 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:04 pm

Donald Liddiard wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:55 pm
top of margarine tub to cut some replacements to be sprayed, though cutting will be hit and miss to get the smooth curves needed.
i like your style . . .. . . .
no expense spared :wink:


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Post by Donald Liddiard » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:29 pm

Alan SS1 wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:04 pm
Donald Liddiard wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:55 pm
top of margarine tub to cut some replacements to be sprayed, though cutting will be hit and miss to get the smooth curves needed.
i like your style . . .. . . .
no expense spared :wink:
It is more that thin plasticard is quite easily snapped, especially the very thin edges that would be needed to match existing trims, margarine tub plastic seems much more pliable and slightly less fragile.

Besides, as a half Scot I have to keep up our well deserved reputation for frugality. :D


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