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DIY: Alcantara Door Inserts (91-05)

3 May 2020
Learn how to reupholster the dated NSX "gathered leather" door card inserts to Alcantara! This is a surprisingly easy and fulfilling DIY and relatively inexpensive. With around $150 in materials, you just need to set aside a day to complete both door cards. This is a long video because I go into every little detail you need so you can follow step by step.

Also, you'll want to purchase authentic Alcantara since it's made for automotive use and will not turn to purple like off the shelf microsuede or similar non-automotive fabrics.

Items required are listed below. Any questions, leave me a comment below. Thanks!

Required Items:
-3M Hi-Strength 90 Contact Adhesive (1 can): https://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-14-6-oz-Hi-Strength-90-Low-VOC-Spray-Adhesive-90-VOC40DSC/316351815
-1 linear yard 1/4" thick Scrim 36" x 54" (https://www.ebay.com/itm/1512637051...uid=UnHISFBVQOG&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
-Alcantara, Deep Black color, 2/3 Yard 24" x 56" without backing: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2343640106...uid=UnHISFBVQOG&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY

-Phillips screwdriver-Masking Tape
-Scissors & Box Cutter-Sharpie
-Flat Nose pliers: https://www.homedepot.com/p/GEARWRENCH-5-1-4-in-Mini-Flat-Nose-Pliers-82004/303732787
-Interior Trim removal tools: https://www.harborfreight.com/trim-and-molding-tool-set-5-pc-64126.html-Painter's Tripods: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Anvil
-Various Cardboard, Paper or some surface to spray glue on

0:00 - Materials & Tools
5:34 - Door Panel Removal
8:48 - Insert Removal
10:30 - Removing Factory Leather
15:21 - Scrim (Foam)
17:27 - Alcantara
18:29 - Gluing Process
22:17 - Masking
25:20 - Relief Cuts
30:50 - Odd Shaped Panels
44:01 - Door Card Insert Installation
45:40 - Door Panel Installation