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firedome
Posted 2018-06-11 6:03 PM (#565039)
Subject: "Mylar" for FL door panels - you know, that shiny stuff...



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Re-doing part of the door panels on my '58 DeS... most of the panel is fine, but the silver chrome-y "Mylar" (?) in the center that surrounds the door pulls needs replaced - is there a source for this ? Need not be exactly the same pattern, if the exact original is not available... for example does the stuff for the outsides of a '58 Fury Christine like Jim Rawa sells work? Or is there another acceptable substitute? I assume it's a vinyl backed but shiny material? I prefer not to deal with "you know who" that begins with "S" due to past experiences with them... please advise and thanks!

Edited by firedome 2018-06-11 6:05 PM
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ttotired
Posted 2018-06-11 6:50 PM (#565043 - in reply to #565039)
Subject: Re: "Mylar" for FL door panels - you know, that shiny stuff...



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I got similar to this, but no fabric on the back

The fabric on the back is a bonus, it will make it easier to sew

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1-48x-15M-Hydroponic-Reflect-Diamond-Tex...



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mstrug
Posted 2018-06-11 8:00 PM (#565046 - in reply to #565039)
Subject: Re: "Mylar" for FL door panels - you know, that shiny stuff...



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In America: I would ask what size the squares/diamonds are...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VIVOSUN-6-Mil-Mylar-Film-Roll-4-FT-X-10-FT-...
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FINS!
Posted 2018-06-11 9:10 PM (#565047 - in reply to #565039)
Subject: RE: "Mylar" for FL door panels - you know, that shiny stuff...


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I have a '58 Desoto also, and I started searching around for this material. I found some on Amazon that looked very close to original. Curious to hear what others have found
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ttotired
Posted 2018-06-11 9:57 PM (#565053 - in reply to #565039)
Subject: Re: "Mylar" for FL door panels - you know, that shiny stuff...



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The stuff I got, the squares were exactly the same size as the ones from factory, the only difference was that the squares came to a point, not sort of rounded off at the top

You would only notice if you looked really close and it may be that they were pointed to start with and got flattened over time

I still have most of the roll I bought

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firedome
Posted 2018-06-12 8:29 AM (#565074 - in reply to #565039)
Subject: Re: "Mylar" for FL door panels - you know, that shiny stuff...



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Thanks all -

Michael - will it lay flat when mounted? Looks sort of "puckery" in the pic.

Garrett do you have a link for Amazon, what did you do a search for there? All I found were complete "tents", no rolls of material.


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ttotired
Posted 2018-06-12 4:00 PM (#565098 - in reply to #565039)
Subject: Re: "Mylar" for FL door panels - you know, that shiny stuff...



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Yep that picture is the trim not fitted to the panel

It is like tin foil, so it wont behave exactly like cloth or vinyl. It wasn't hard to sew, but getting around the corner was a bit of a pain

I also folded it under all the way around the edge to give it a better edge and a bit of volume for the sewing

If you can get it ultrasonic welded like factory it will be much better





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