Door Panel Refurb (1) 10/09/03

While I was doing everything else it also seemed like a good idea to freshen up the leather work. For this I decided to use the Gliptone product Liquid Leather. This is a cleaning, treatment and re-colour kit. To make the process easier and give better results I decided to removed the seats, Door panels, center console and 'A' posts.
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With the panel off the control block was unbolted and the switches removed.
Note the scuff marks on the bottom edge.
After cleaning I sprayed approx 8 coats of the color with a 50/50 mix. They kit does come with a hobby spray gun but is not as good as the real thing. You need to ensure that each coat is dry before you apply the next so I advise you do this in a warm dry enviroment.
Panel done and looking good. The bottom needed several more coats as it was badly scuffed.
The switches were clipped in and the control block bolted back on.
Tip: Make sure you marke the switches when you removed them Or you'll do as I did and fit one the wrong way round. Of course you dont know this until the door panel is fitted and you go to open the window. Its strange having to push forward to open a window!!
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