Door "fabric" (Summer '17) project....

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Door "fabric" (Summer '17) project....

Postby Midshift - March 4th, 2017, 8:19 am

Okay, I have had the Mariner for 30 months and all last summer I dealt with the door panel fabric pealing. Not one adhesive I used lasted more than a couple days so this summer I wish to fix this issue "once and for all"...

Would it be suggested to purchase soap, brillo pads, and some heat resistant adhesive, and "do work"?

Pull (gently) the fabric off the door panels
Using soap and brillo, clean the door panel of the old and obviously decaying padding (?)
Then using the adhesive, apply then put the door fabric back on...?

Does this sound like something that might work?

I apologize if this has been addressed in a previous thread..
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Re: Door "fabric" (Summer '17) project....

Postby MadMax - March 4th, 2017, 11:48 am

Heat kills most types of adhesives, so until you find something that'll stand up to hot summer days you're going to have problems. I don't know why heat resistant glues are so hard to come by, obviously manufacturers use it, but it seems like it's only available to the trade and not through normal retail outlets. Perhaps I'm wrong and someone here will know a source. Good luck :thumb:
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Re: Door "fabric" (Summer '17) project....

Postby backroad101 - March 4th, 2017, 1:19 pm

After pulling everything apart and properly prepping the area, have you tried headliner glue? Don't see how that would not work as that is what it is made for.

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Re: Door "fabric" (Summer '17) project....

Postby Stryfe - March 9th, 2017, 1:02 am

I agree, when my '02 had that problem (as well as the wifes 04)...

I just made sure the area was right down to the foam padding with a scraper, masked the area with blue painters tape, liberally applied "3m Super 77 universal spray adhesive" to both the foam and cloth, waited one minute for 'tackiness' and then carefully worked the material back into place with a decal squeegee.

Ours has held up to brutal overheated interior (leaving windows up on 90 degree days) as well as accidental rain damage.
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Re: Door "fabric" (Summer '17) project....

Postby MadMax - March 9th, 2017, 1:04 pm

Thanks for the tip, perhaps there's finally an adhesive that works :thumb:
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Re: Door "fabric" (Summer '17) project....

Postby Sevencycle - May 12th, 2017, 3:30 am

The 3m 77 is used extensively @ The Boeing Co. for many different processes and works very well. If your trying to remove old adhesive residue soap and water really doesnt work that well. Try some methyl ethyl ketone MEK but do a test spot to make sure it doesnt melt plastic. If it doesnt work try lacquer thinner.
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Re: Door "fabric" (Summer '17) project....

Postby Midshift - May 16th, 2017, 7:19 pm

Sevencycle wrote:The 3m 77 is used extensively @ The Boeing Co. for many different processes and works very well. If your trying to remove old adhesive residue soap and water really doesnt work that well. Try some methyl ethyl ketone MEK but do a test spot to make sure it doesnt melt plastic. If it doesnt work try lacquer thinner.



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