How To Fix Your Car Door Trims (JDM MIRA)

25 aug 2019
479 104 Skatījumi

Learn how to restore your sagging, stinking door trims and cards with this complete DIY guide. Whether you've water damage or just need a fresh update, we'll show you step-by-stephow it's done on our mad little JDM Mira!
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Also something to note around Mighty Car Mods: we are normal guys and are not trained mechanics. We like to make interesting car mods and show you how we've gone about it, but we can't promise that anything we show you will work for your particular car, or that you won't harm yourself, someone else, your car or your warranty doing it. Please be safe, be responsible and unless you know what you're doing, do not fool around with very serious machinery just because you've seen us make it look so easy. Talk to a qualified mechanic if you are in any doubt.

  • MDF, falls apart when it gets wet, harmful to work with, annoying to clean up, but somehow the perfect medium in certain circumstances

    Agent SoshiAgent SoshiPirms Mēneša
  • Are my door cars? No. But ok I'll watch it anyways :)

    splashysirensplashysirenPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I replaced the fabric on my door cards in my Mk4 Jetta 5 years ago just after I graduated college with a tropical floral pattern... My parents were not impressed, lol.

    Connor McIntyreConnor McIntyrePirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Hey guys great video! What or who did you get that material from?

    Andrew HarleyAndrew HarleyPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Where did you guys get that car?!!

    Andre ParrisAndre ParrisPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • “They stink of soy sauce and bong smoke” I think my car just got offended 😂

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  • Music?

    Anish WeerasooriyaAnish WeerasooriyaPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • Legends.

    rrrandommmanrrrandommmanPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • so what happens after your done.... who gets the car?

    Doug MacraeDoug MacraePirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • Lol.where do you guys get this perodua kancil car?from

    Saiful NasqueSaiful NasquePirms 11 Mēnešiem
  • Where can i get that premade for my car door!!! Who can laser cut that stuff??

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  • Should have used coreflute instead of mdf. Coreflute is at Bunnings for 8 bucks a sheet and it's waterproof and won't fit and you can shape it with scissors and a Stanley knife and it covers well. Oh and it's less than a third of the weight.

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  • that looks shit its all lifted at the bottom and dirty

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  • Black like we're supposed too, we're the bad guys 😂😂😂😂

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  • definetly waste of time...99,9% cars dont have flat door panels, a 5y old can do panels like this..

    Dino HodzicDino HodzicPirms Gada
  • Rob hand delivered it, and then went back to Japan.

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  • im getting motion sickness chill with the camera movement haha

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  • That 80/20 rule is exactly why there are so many 80% restored cars have been setting on block in people’s back yards for years!

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  • Can u guys list out the materials for details, tqvm from Malaysia 🇲🇾

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  • Love you guys, but PLEASE be done with the Mira videos soon. There are more fish in the sea.

    Ryan WingateRyan WingatePirms Gada
  • G'day lads, thanks for the quality content! Keep it coming.

    Shauka HodanShauka HodanPirms Gada
  • Old school MCM, love it.

    VantageNoirVantageNoirPirms Gada
    • Nah, the Mira's better.

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  • Carpornfiber door trims would look mad too.

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    • nice perodua kancil

      Shauka HodanShauka HodanPirms Gada
  • Weed is super illegal in Japan. How did the bong smoke smell get there boys? ;)

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  • As far as DIYing door panels, "two-tone" is easy enough - where the two differing materials meet, you cover with a piece of trim material or molding, just like an OEM does. If it's trim material, you would ideally sew it all/get it all sewed together down this joint since all 3 pieces of material are overlapping. If using a molding of some sort(anything from a thin chrome strip to a full length arm rest - it just needs to cover the joint), you can possibly get away with just an adhesive as long as you choose the right stuff(there's a specific industrial adhesive for EVERYTHING today), or poke holes through the card and put short screws in through the back of the molding(don't poke through!), or attach spring tabs, or fold over tabs, anything like that to the molding to stick through the door card, whatever attachment method is most appropriate. It's no different than using the pinchweld material to trim the bottom of the door panel here. Also, put a thin soft foam layer between the door card and the cover, it'll fill it out and give it a bit of a perceived value boost. You can experiment with thicknesses, but between an 1/8"-3mm and a 1/4"-6mm would probably be the 'safe' zone. You can even get sneaky and use thicker pieces on one part of the panel and thinner pieces on, say, a second material, or you can leave a gap between two pieces of foam and pull the cover down to the card with some thread to emphasize a visual seam. These things really aren't that difficult to get creative with - especially once you figure out how to build door structures that match a custom door card that maybe has large custom arm rests(shape a block of hard foam into the shape you want, coat in resin, cover with layer of felt or similar material[T-shirts even work], coat in resin, let harden, coat in body filler and sand it to shape like bodywork, then paint it or upholster it; attach through the door panel to the custom inner door structure, likely using screws). If you can do basic bodywork, basic composite work(in other words, you've worked with a hardening resin before), you've cut/drilled wood with a power tool at some point in your life, you have the basic skills to make door panels from scratch. Making something like an upholstered center console from scratch really isn't that much different - but, you start talking about upholstering seats from scratch, especially doing custom foams too, that's some straight wizardry, I don't even know where to begin with that stuff...

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  • 2 views, 85 likes. MCM notification crew puttin’ in work.

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  • Great work guys, love the retro mcm feel, definitely brings back some memories!

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  • Welcome to mighty car mods! Today we will be showing you how to fill up your car with petrol. The first step is to jack up your car

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    • No new door card cover material? Really? So what your saying is that even after all that, it still stinks like soy sauce, bong hits and sweat.....So much for the diamond stitch

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  • Haha. Moog said bong smoke.

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    • Love the video! Old school! But the ads... oh man 5 by the 10 minute mark.

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  • 2 views, 85 likes. MCM notification crew puttin’ in work.

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  • This is a great guide guys, but I have a question about my UK spec XR2I door cards. My cards run up from the bottom of the door and curve out towards the glass, is there any way to replicate this bend? Tia

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    • Joanna when you have a retro car, it’s always best to keep it as original as possible 👍🏻

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    • You put so much time and love into that car, why do you re-attach the old dirty and damaged leather covers from the original door trims? Would it not be nicer to fabricate som

      JoannaJoannaPirms Gada
  • love this old school style mcm vid!

    Joel EmbersonJoel EmbersonPirms Gada
  • before reassemble I use transparent paint on the door card to prevent any water or moisture damage. nice little car, grats :)

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  • The Mira really is a little ol nuggèt

    Thats GangstaThats GangstaPirms Gada
  • nice perodua kancil

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  • Why don’t you do a Suzuki Swift or a BMW 3 series??

    Jon-Paul GuseliJon-Paul GuseliPirms Gada
  • are your door cars?

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  • Is there a specific reason you choose not to use a patreon? I feel like I've watched most if not all of your videos, is it in there somewhere?

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  • old school format and tunes 😍😍😍

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  • speaking of balenos I used to own one it was called the esteem in the US, it was a fun little car until the engine started knocking 😂

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  • I love the OG videos like these!!!

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  • Went to Bunnings to buy a heat gun skin and they are all sold out. Sold out in in 3 other local stores. Tool store guy's comment - "Guess you watch Mighty Car Mods". Hope MCM gets commission on sales

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  • Why don't you guys do patreon?

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  • No new door card cover material? Really? So what your saying is that even after all that, it still stinks like soy sauce, bong hits and sweat.....So much for the diamond stitch Alcantara two tone suede with

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  • Wow I didn’t know psyched substances were into cars

  • You put so much time and love into that car, why do you re-attach the old dirty and damaged leather covers from the original door trims? Would it not be nicer to fabricate some new leather covers?

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  • youve got a crease right behind the internal door handle. i wouldn't be happy with that.

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  • "First, jack up your car" *Doesn't jack up car* God I love this channel

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  • One racetrack to go, and hold the onions please!

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  • Thanks for all that you guys do to entertain us! I bought a 1990 Miata last year and ordered a Chopped fingers keychain to go with it. My daughter has been hounding me for it ever since she first saw it haha! I just placed an order for another one, plus some other goodies for her and me both. I'm proud to rep your show, and again, thanks for all you do!

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  • mucous also works well on door trims

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  • Love your show, perfect mix between seeing people actually doing things and being entertaining. Keep it up guys, your awesome 😃😃

    Patrik MöllerPatrik MöllerPirms Gada
  • Suzuki Bolino? 😂 It's Baleno*

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  • Thanks for going back to this layout for a video. Makes me feel like you guys are still humble.

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  • mira vs. vtec mini

    Timothy SantosTimothy SantosPirms Gada
  • VTEC Mira VS VTEC Mini?

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  • if I had a youtube channel for all my projects, I wonder if I would actually do the projects properly instead of half-arsing it. I guess it didnt work for Samcrac tho

    Russell EnglishRussell EnglishPirms Gada
  • Rob hand delivered and went back to Japan. 😂😂😂😂😂😂

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  • Door panels are a true nightmare in bmw E36's !!

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  • 🍀🎸💪👌🤩🤨

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  • Unless I'm wrong about this you guys need a drift car, unless you already have one lol

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  • You put the stickers on between the suspension video and this one

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  • Hi boy just a quick hello and to say love watching the show keep up the great work

    Graham SpoonerGraham SpoonerPirms Gada
  • Pinchweld looks terrible. Poor choice.

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  • what a mean thing to do to tease us with the freshly polised car in the background

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  • I defo prefer the original Japanese trim for the top of the door and leaning your arm on those old style metal doors on a hot day is some serious burn shit - I would definately have kept them on. Still, looks great.

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  • Moog, did you do the music for this Video? (Garage 54?)

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    • Sorry *Blair Joscelyne had to Wiki the spelling 👍🏽

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    • It starts at about about 1:20 and has that distinguished Blaire Jocelyn vibe going....

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  • 5:25 couldn't you just saw the two parts together?

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  • Mcm is back!

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  • These are the kind of vids that got me hooked on this show. Love that little car, and she deserves every bit of effort ye put into her.

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  • Thumbs up 2 secs in after hearing that bassline! :)

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  • U guys need to step up your game. Goonzsquad is fixing 5 cars, 3 dirt bikes and a boat while you guys are working on a door trim...

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  • 130 people suck goat balls

    Rey YakkoRey YakkoPirms Gada
  • Great video guys.

    bobdoleluke1978bobdoleluke1978Pirms Gada
  • Old door cards have too much human slime

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  • Next vidéo : How to open a window

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  • Good job but the spray glue is a shit.... 🤦‍♂️

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  • just a tiny bit of observation, sorry if its been said already but it really looks like the plastic clips are a loose fit in the slotted hole i think using the next punch size down would be way more secure.

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  • Them bubbles though! x(

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  • Melameeeeeeeen, Is that enough e's I didnt think you came from the lowest states. Try melamine, Spelled and articulated as melamine, Pronounced mel ah myne.

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  • I want to see a MCM Patreon in the next month.

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  • Just use superglue..?

    RexTex hardware & modsRexTex hardware & modsPirms Gada
  • awesome job as always :) i'm waiting for my honda back to me after body repairs (and make it wider :D) then i'll start some detail repair before summers cars party in poland :D many thing will be done with your help from videos ;) P.S. sorry for my shit english :D

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  • I miss this sort of content from you guys and my ute definitely needs a makeover like this 😊 keep up the great work

    Dylan KruithofDylan KruithofPirms Gada
  • Before re-trimming the panel it would be wise to seal the fibreboard with a basic wood primer or similar first.

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  • Bloody fantastic. It was a real feel good episode!

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  • An old wizards coat? Oh wait, that's another you tube channel.

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  • Caught your black scrambler in the back ....looks nice boys!

    Chris PariaugChris PariaugPirms Gada
  • Back to basics thanks gents! Dash flocking next? Update how to wash a car properly, cleaning windscreens with metal polish etc.. Moar DIY please there's only so much Chrisfix we can watch ;)

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  • No, but my foreskin flaps like an old wizards coat. Can you show me how to fix that?

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    • The first step is to jack up your car

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  • The mira looks so clean! Respect project!

    Junior SchoutenJunior SchoutenPirms Gada
  • woulld ike 2 c u take the Mira out in the sun light. I wanna see the paintwork. please! pretty please!

    Darren GearyDarren GearyPirms Gada
  • dam ...i was hoping you'd get the foam, razor blades and rollers out and shape up some fully sick hektic chopped fingers door trims

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  • Love the old skool style video guys

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  • “And Marty’s going to show you the tools you need” Marty: **squats next to line of simple tools Hasn’t changed in 11 years. Love it. *Never change boys!*

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  • Nice Boys!

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  • You could cut alot of it with a router and use the old trim as a guide

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  • that contact glue you were using is literally god material, used it for so many things

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  • Yiss actual diy vid, been too long

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