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Door Panel Construction Questions

Hi. First off, thanks to everybody on the board that shares their experience and secrets to help projects go easier for the new guys. I've been reading the Interior board for years and I'm finally able to start some new door panels for my '55 Chevy.

Question 1: In the Door Panel Tutorial, posting #7, how is the blue panel attached to the main panel? It looks like the folded over blue material is being glued to the overlapping black and white material. Is this a good bond interface? Is the glue applied over the whole panel and mating area? I'm planning to use 3mm Sintra for both panels, so I don't think it will be quite as flexible as chipboard. I've got the Dap Weldwood adhesive on order. I'm assuming that is the right stuff to use?

Question 2: Out of convenience, I'm planning to brush the adhesive instead of spray. Any tips on how or how not to do this? Bristle brush, foam brush or foam roller?

Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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The lighter blue panel is attached to the main panel with glue only. The top and bottom are navy blue, and the pleats are white. The lighter blue is glued to a 1/8" thick piece of the same waterproof panel board the entire panel is made out of. This panel is not padded at all, the vinyl is glued right to the bare panel board. It was done this way because when the armrest is attached to the door through the door panel, it helps to hold the smaller panel in place, along with the chrome trim around the top of the panel, but the glue is plenty strong enough to hold the small panel in place without any help.


Do not use a foam roller or foam brush to apply the DAP contact adhesive, the glue can melt the foam and you will have a huge mess. Use any kind of bristle brush if you're going to brush the glue on. Don't pour the glue into a plastic container for the same reason......use a metal or glass container. The picture shows what I use when I install a headliner that needs gluing around a window, rear window, or windshield opening.
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Great. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

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I forgot to mention that you can roll the glue on, but you need to use a higher quality napped roller. If you use a cheaper roller it can come off in the adhesive and leave lumps that are hard to remove. A 4 1/2" wide roller instead of a 9" roller makes it easier to get in tighter areas. Don't cut a 9" roller in half, buy the 4 1/2" rollers that are made that way. The glue does not have to be smooth like paint.
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