door pannel carpet removal

01-09-2002, 11:38 AM
hey any one wanna give me some tips on how to remove the carpeted part of the door pannel on 92 civic hacth
i was thinking of using o mini torch to soften the plastic studs and then slide the carpet off but it looks likeits gonna have to be cut of with a multi tool and then glued back on? o n one have any suggestion on what to do thanks

Beyond Imagination
01-09-2002, 03:57 PM
I've always wondered about that as well ... It don't seem like you can take that part off without doing something to the plastic studs ... It's like a plastic rivit ...

01-09-2002, 08:24 PM
Heres what i did.... Took a rotery tool and put a small wheel grinder and grinded the little white "button" until and came loose. You prolly could use a mini torch because when i grinded it go so hot it got real gooey so you could soften it till its loose. Once you get it ff the carpet will pull right off

01-09-2002, 10:15 PM
thanks i'll try that

Beyond Imagination
01-10-2002, 02:28 AM
But how do you connect it back after you grind off the plastic button??

01-10-2002, 07:37 PM
Use a plastic weld glue type thing or you dont have to connect it at all. I didnt and once its locked in place its tight. When you use the glue just make sure its in the exact posistion that it was in or it wont go on right.

Beyond Imagination
01-10-2002, 08:42 PM
Cool ... this info makes it easy for a DIY re-vinyling ... :smoker2:

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