View Full Version : fabric glue

02-04-2009, 01:45 AM
I was wondering what is a good fabric glue? I am wanting to take the GTS cloth from my regular door panels and swap it to my system 10 panels

02-04-2009, 03:19 AM
They make stuff in a spray can, I have used it on a hatch cover before, and it seems to work decently...

02-04-2009, 03:49 AM
whats it called and where to get? Pricey at all?

02-04-2009, 04:03 AM
There are a lot of different brands. You should be able to get some at any Autozone or Advance auto or whatever you have around you. It shouldnt be too much. I think 3m makes some stuff like what you want, and they usually have good products.

02-04-2009, 04:05 AM
ahh thanks, I wonder if walmart would have anything in the auto area

02-04-2009, 04:36 AM
Try there and the fabric section.

02-04-2009, 04:43 AM
Actually, what I found worked really well when I did this to my doors -- given you're attaching a plastic-backing on the cloth to vinyl -- was rubber cement. Just make sure to apply it to both sides.

If you haven't removed the cloth panels yet, nail polish remover does a good job of softening the glue. The one thing to keep in mind is that it really only penetrates from the sides, so a thin table knife worked around the edges is best.

02-04-2009, 05:06 AM
rubber cement...refresh me on whats thats used for, I cant think of it for some reason. And yes I do intend to also have the plastic backing. If I use that, would nail polish have the same effect if I were to need to remove them again?

02-04-2009, 05:39 AM
rubber cement is the shit they stick credit cards to paper in your mail. i didnt think of that that. but if you are using the plastic backing, i wouldnt use spray glue, just wont have enough stick to it. with plastic to plastic i would use plastic cement, can be gotten at hobby stores, with plastic to vinyl i really dont know what to use on it.

02-04-2009, 05:42 AM
I have plastic cement because I work on models quite often, would probably stick quite well. With rubber cement, I know that removing the cloth again if necessary would be simple enough...yet I'd have to go out and get some. Hrmmm wonder what would be best...I'm doing this tomorrow so I better make up my mind lol plastic cement would probably be my best bet and cheapest. You guys think plastic cement would work? Wouldnt hurt anything?

02-04-2009, 11:48 PM
I had gt door panels without system 10 doors, I got system 10 door panels and just removed the plastic and cut the original gt doors to fit the system 10 panels, so I had my original door panels but with system 10 panels.
I cut this hole on my non system 10 doors. (traced it and used a jig saw.)
Just place it on top of your non system 10 and trace it and cut.
here it is installed (notice the gt fabric)
also got the speaker mount so it was an easy install, I put black marker on the screw ends and then placed it on the gt doors so it would mark where I would need to drill the holes to mount the panels. I didnt have to glue anything and came out perfect.

02-05-2009, 02:48 AM
However, the System10 panels have an additional bolt hole with a metal reinforcement missing from the standard panels.

And if you goof, it's easier to fix.

The other arguement for rubber cement is that it's flexible, unlike model glue. You don't want the glue fracturing when you press against the cloth panel, which is after all applied on top of padded vinyl.

02-05-2009, 03:07 AM
I actually finished a while ago, decided to go get the rubber cement as it was just easier. I thought about it, you are right about how plastic cement dries hard, but also it tends to make plastic kinda rise and melt slightly. I decided I didnt want this when inserting the other fabric, and also the rubber cement came with a brush in the bottle cap which made applying real simple.

Thanks for the tips guys, much appreciated, I'll have pics shortly!

02-05-2009, 02:57 PM
cool, want to see pics.

'However, the System10 panels have an additional bolt hole with a metal reinforcement missing from the standard panels.'

the bolt hole that you mentioned above is only covered up by a fabric sticker, remove it and the hole is there. it would be too costly for Toyota to make 2 doors for system 10 and not.

02-05-2009, 09:26 PM
alright here we go, finally got some pics. Meant to do that last night but ran out of time

old fabric and dirty panels:


New fabric and clean panels :bigthumbu



btw the arm rest is not torn or anything, its just dirt.

02-06-2009, 03:13 AM
No, not the bolt holes in the door frame -- there's a bolt hole in the trim panel which has a metal reinforcement, which you can see at the hinge-end of the panel in the first pic.

03-02-2009, 08:16 PM
just get some mighty mend it trust in the healing powers of billy mays

03-02-2009, 11:36 PM
that would be an example of what not to do lol, that guy bugs me why does he have to yell? with modern advances in tv technology we can hear him just fine but he still insists on screaming in every commercial

03-03-2009, 01:09 AM
3M Super77 Adhesive.