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DIY alcantara interior


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Here's what I did during sunday afternoon - I am going to continue a bit more but this is a good beginning IMO.

Plans are to replace the 80's 'fur' from the lower side of the doors with alcantara and the rest of fake leather bits of the center console as well

Due to my nonexisting skills in photography the console bits seem gray even though they are the same shade of black as the cluster cover.

Originals as templates:

IMG_1094.jpg

Center console:

IMG_1093.jpg

gauge cluste cover (or whatever that's called :) )

IMG_1088.jpg

IMG_1086.jpg

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Here's what I did during sunday afternoon - I am going to continue a bit more but this is a good beginning IMO.

Plans are to replace the 80's 'fur' from the lower side of the doors with alcantara and the rest of fake leather bits of the center console as well

Due to my nonexisting skills in photography the console bits seem gray even though they are the same shade of black as the cluster cover.

Originals as templates:

IMG_1094.jpg

Center console:

IMG_1093.jpg

gauge cluste cover (or whatever that's called :) )

IMG_1088.jpg

IMG_1086.jpg

Very Nice! Great personalization.

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where did you get the parts do you have a picture of the material next to the oem material? I wonder how well it matches to existing. Cool though.

I just gutted the originals, if that's what You are referring into with parts? If You are referring into the material, www.gulffabrics.com .

Of course not all of the interior is going to be made of that material so there's some variation but I plan in doing it 'with taste' (hopefully my taste is good enough) so I wish that the end result is good (at least I do hope that I am happy myself if nothing else).

Unfortunately I don't have a picture of the alcantara ones and the original ones. I could take one before I am gutting the whole of the center console though...

Edit:

Here's a a pics of the cluster cover and one center console side pod...o.g. ones are a tad lighter but I am fine with that.

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Any issues with this mod so far? Any bubbling in the alcantera as a result of sun heat?

What did you use to remove old vinyl since it's bonded to the plastic panel pretty well with foam sandwiched in between? Did you leave the old foam or removed it?

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Yes your customization looks great. Did you say that you did the Aluminum look yourself. As in you painted the pieces your self? Cause it looked pretty good. Let me know what paint you used and primer and all that stuff. I will be doing my brake calipers this weekend or the next.. :clapping:

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As far I haven't had any problems with bubbling or the material coming loose. I will keep my fingers crossed though ;)

I used a hairdryer to heat up the old material and then carefully / progressively pry it out. I left the old foam in its place, as it should be.

I used PPG paint and clear coat and the color is porsche polar silver. As is in og. alu-look kits I guess?

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As far I haven't had any problems with bubbling or the material coming loose. I will keep my fingers crossed though ;)

I used a hairdryer to heat up the old material and then carefully / progressively pry it out. I left the old foam in its place, as it should be.

I used PPG paint and clear coat and the color is porsche polar silver. As is in og. alu-look kits I guess?

Split. Check your PM. Are you here in Dallas (Valley Ranch)?

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intersting.... ... I want to know too. what did you use to stick them together?

oh btw.. ... do u guys consider these leather. or synethic fabric?

As far I haven't had any problems with bubbling or the material coming loose. I will keep my fingers crossed though ;)

I used a hairdryer to heat up the old material and then carefully / progressively pry it out. I left the old foam in its place, as it should be.

I used PPG paint and clear coat and the color is porsche polar silver. As is in og. alu-look kits I guess?

Split. Check your PM. Are you here in Dallas (Valley Ranch)?

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Alcantara is definitely a synthetic. Uses microfiber technology to form the material.

Alcantera is not a synthetic, it is the opposite side of the leather that you usually see. The innards:p!! side.

The innards of leather is suede. Alcantara is a synthetic suede. Probably a lot better idea as it is stain resistant and more stable.

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Great ! I've been meaning to do the interior of my older 911 (an 83) with alcantara. Could you describe some more how you glue it, what glue, any tips that might be useful ? I want to do my dash, door panels and headliner (though the headliner I will buy already precut, I think)

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