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Which is better?

  • Carbon Fiber as an accent, not with the door panels

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • Carbon Fiber insert along with the carbon fiber door panel

    Votes: 4 33.3%
  • Neither option is appealing.

    Votes: 7 58.3%

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2 pics one with carbon fiber door panel, one with OEM door panel. Perfect accent for someone who already has a carbon fiber shift knob? Mseirt, let me know if you'd like a pair for free (shipping free also).
 

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What is the method you use to put this panel back into the door handle. Also what is the best method to reinstall the foil ribbon accent strip below it. I have been waiting to put these parts back together until I'm sure that I'm done getting inside the door
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What is the method you use to put this panel back into the door handle.
Are you talking about the door panel or this carbon fiber piece. The carbon fiber piece is an interferrence fit, kind of slides and then snaps in.
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Also what is the best method to reinstall the foil ribbon accent strip below it.
:confused: The chrome strip?? If that is what you are refering to, it slides in, again, an intereferrence fit.
Would you have any pics to pin point exactly what it is you are talking about?
 

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When re-fitting the little panel onto the door handle, always slide/push in the smaller end first, and the larger end last. (This applies to all pieces that have different size ends.) A very thin flat head screwdriver is very helpful. As far as the accent strip - well, it's delicate, so you just have to be careful and patient as you slide it back into place...

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That "chrome" trim piece is actually a plastic material. On our Spider the chromey stuff was already flaking off the plastic base so I removed the remaining chrome (just flex the plastic a bit to loosen the "chrome" and a fingernail to scrape it clean). Now the trim is an opaque white instead of chrome but it looks better than the flakey chrome...

The trim fits into a slot in the arm rest. The arm rest is rubbery enough to allow the trim to tuck in - usually using a putty knife to persuade the last bit to tuck into the slot.
 

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Thanks everyone.

I didn't know whether or not there was a better way to put those back in. After 25 years the arm rest isn't as rubbery and now with the cold weather it is even worse. I thought about a little heat from a hair dryer to help. One of my chome covered plastic trim pieces is great, the other has the chrome loosening so I think I have one shot to do it right before I have to scrape the chrome off
 

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2 pics one with carbon fiber door panel, one with OEM door panel. Perfect accent for someone who already has a carbon fiber shift knob? Mseirt, let me know if you'd like a pair for free (shipping free also).
Thanks DD for the offer but I like the stock look of my S-4 door panel even though if the carbon panel was used as the flat panel under the black trim it wouldn't look bad...................just to much of a custom look for me.
 

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Thanks DD for the offer but I like the stock look of my S-4 door panel even though if the carbon panel was used as the flat panel under the black trim it wouldn't look bad...................just to much of a custom look for me.
Wow, your door handle looks nothing like mine, thought ours was of the same type, never mind!:D:eek:
 
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