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Old 05-20-2010, 10:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I cruised through the diy section kinda fast, but didnt see this, so if its already done, im sorry.

So my car is about 13 years old. she's pretty minty, but still a few flaws remain. since i live in Hawaii, i rarely drive with a shirt on(its hot). And ive come to notice that my armrest on the console is now worn out and itchy.
Time to fix that bitch.
Did this in about 20 min.
Took off the 2 screws holding it to the console, then the 6 or so on the bottom. Then i took a blow dryer, cuz i aint got a heat gun, and melted the buggah. now i have this.


Then i decided what to cut of the fabric. i like purple, so purple it is.



Now i sprayed some 3M general adhesive shit on there, and rolled my armrest on from the front to the back as to keep the line straight and not stretch to much.
Wrapped the bottom under, cut off the extra, and reinstalled the bottom piece. Voila!

Not to shabby, if i do say so my self, and i do.
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yes, i wanted to do the roof liner, but only one blanket, so i can only do the arm rests on the doors....keep it klassy...lol
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that is some colorful shit there......But good job on doing it.......anyone worried about this one guys lol
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good write up...this is where I wanted to start because I am chicken shit to do the armrest. I think if i can get the armrest done I will have more confidence. Thanks for this weekends project.
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