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Re: Covering on rear doors... (archive)

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Posted by John Murray on March 28, 2000 at 19:31:30:

In Reply to: Re: Covering on rear doors... posted by Tommy C. on March 27, 2000 at 22:44:49:

Forget it, you're screwed. When the vinyl separates from the backing it's a done deal. In the early '90's BMW, in an attempt to rid the mfg'g process of VOC's, they stopped using formidilhyde in the curing process of the vinyl, as well as attempting to change to more "friendly" adhesives..was only mildly sucessful. The material is easier to break down for re-cycling but as you are aware, dores not wear very well. Auto re-cyclers won't even sell replacements because of the problems. New panels cost about $800 EACH. I have attempted to re-bond the vinyl to the backing to no avail, I have also had professional trim shops attempt a repair, also no go..simply a bad deal, I had (3) rear panels go bad BEFORE the warranty expired, now both back doors and the pass front are "bubbling"..they can't make everything perfect. I've got 9 yrs and 130k miles and w/few mechanical problems so I really can't (though I will ) complain

: : the vinyl (i'm guessing it's vinyl, the car has leather seats though) on both rear doors has become detatched from the door, leaving a kind of bubble on the door. Any suggestions for putting this back in its place??

: : Jason
: : '90 525i

: I'm have the same problem with mine. I was told to take the panels off and use a vinyl adhesive. I don't know. E-Mail me at [email protected] if you find a fix. THANKS!

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