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Old 08-09-2010, 09:18 AM   #1
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doorskin install

This is the worst expierence ive ever had working on somthing.

i bought replacement doorskins and the are the biggest pain in the ass to put on! ive tried blowdrying them to heat them up to get them around the wire door frame, ive layed them out in the sun, im convinced it cant be done without some sort of special tool or ripping the seams. i suggest you take them to a body shop to get them put on.

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Old 08-09-2010, 09:24 AM   #2
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I've heard before that they are very challenging to install. Perhaps some will chime in with how they managed to get it done....


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Old 08-09-2010, 11:07 AM   #3
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Use a hair dryer on hot AFTER the skins have been in the sun for a while. Then put them in from the front edge (straight edge) of the window first. Use a plastic shoe horn to assist when getting them over the rounded edge of the rear part of the frame.

Which brand did you buy? If you bought Smittybuilt or their eBay knock off versions, the driver side will have extra material crinkle on the lower part of the skin wen on the frame. If you have this problem, sell them fast and get the Bestop ones. The crinkle looks horrible.
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:11 AM   #4
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Jump forward in this video to about the 5:15 mark. It's an install video for Replace-A-top, and includes how to do the doors.

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Old 08-09-2010, 11:14 AM   #5
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I just put mine on last week. I let them sit out in the sun for about 30 mins, then I used the soft rubber part of a pair of channel locks to get it over the rounded edge. It took me about 5-7 mins each door. It was a Bestop top.
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