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    Found them! Thank you guys.
     
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    Bench testing the new relay circuit complete! IMG_20190213_195417830.jpg
     
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    i trimmed my door glass runners so the glass goes all the way down in the door
     
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    Did you take pics of the trimmings? Intrigued..
     
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    Thorough scrubbing on the vents, new satin black paint on the metals bits, and a headache from painting in a basement. :) IMG_20190221_194222780.jpg
     
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    Continued dash repair using polyvance dash Bondo. IMG_20190308_173904492.jpg
     
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    after using bondo ... and sanding it you will no longer have any grain texture. i ended up spraying sem color coat on it (after cleaning it properly) and while still wet i pushed a 'graining' pad on the paint to give it some texture. seemed to work better half decently - helped to disguise the repair location somewhat
     
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    @rsporsche did you consider new vinyl? I've got a sample coming from World Upholstery that I'm hoping will work to re-wrap with all new. The old vinyl is incredibly brittle where it was exposed to direct sunlight over the years.
     
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    the vinyl on the dash is very thin, so if what WU sends you looks like seat upholstery vinyl ... don't do it. i didn't think about recovering because mine isn't that bad. also didn't think i had enough time to get it done before the windshield was put back in after painting ... got that one very wrong.
     
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    IMG_20190311_174113198_HDR.jpg Samples are in today and super excited! Opinions anyone has are welcomed. Carpet color, leather or vinyl seats, then seat color. IMG_20190311_173829566_HDR.jpg
     
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    Thomas, need closer photos of the colors individually with the samples ... can't see them big enough to give you a good opinion
     
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    Only color set in stone is silver paint, but hoping to keep door cards tan Soo. IMG_20190311_214200178.jpg IMG_20190311_214210308.jpg IMG_20190311_214235947.jpg
     
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    5210 and 5230 are vinyl. All are WU "german" look alikes.
     
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    if you go with tan, use the bamboo carpet ... don't use the brown. my coupe came with the brown and i tore it out. i always liked the hazel, seems a little lighter than the original. as i remember, the cognac was too copper

    if you are painting the car silver, i would go with black. you should look at the charcoal square weave. the solid black carpet is too much (IMHO). if you did the 2 color loop, again charcoal.
    are you planning on buying WU kits or the material and having custom interior done? if you aren't looking for kits ... take a look at Veterans for material. http://www.veteranco.com/
     
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    Thanks! Yes I'm looking at doing kits for carpet and seats, just need to pick a provider.
     
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    i have seen both from GAHH and WU ... i think GAHH are generally better, but slightly more $$. GAHH doesn't make a trunk carpet. i bought carpet from KHM in germany. was very happy with the quality and the price was lower than the other sources.
     
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    I think everyone sells the same carpets, Juan had samples from World that he compared to Veteran, they are the same.
     
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