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Old 09-15-2007, 01:07 PM   #1
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how do you remove door compartment covers?

I would like to paint the covers to the door storage compartments. How on earth do you remove them. Any ideas?

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Old 09-15-2007, 04:43 PM   #2
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It's actually quite simple. All you need to do is lift the door bin lid to the up position, and then you'll see two hinges (front and rear). Use a paper clip or hole punch to push out the plastic pin in the hinges, and then pull them out with needle nosed pliers. The rear hinge also has a spring which you can carefully remove before releasing the lid covers. That's it. Good luck.
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Thank you!!

Thank you very much for your help! It worked like a charm. Looking at your signature, I see that your console and bumprettes are painted also. What kind of paint did you use for the interior? How about for the bumprettes?
I got some silver paint which I thought would be the same as the door pulls, but turned out it wasn't. I have a black car, and the bumprettes are that nasty dull rubber.

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Old 09-16-2007, 09:28 AM   #4
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Unfortunately, not being very handy with paintwork, I had to buy all of my painted pieces for my car. Glad the removal of the door lid covers worked out for you.

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Painted bumperettes:
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the color on the vehicle purchased looks like artic silver I painted some pieces on my 02 boxter S with this it was around $25 a can @ http://www.paintscratch.com I think I painted the 2 door pieces in question the side AC vents the dash and console trim as well as the the whole armrest/middle assembly with 3 cans, just make sure you prime it and wet sand it all with like 1000 grit sandpaper

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