Install center ragtop headliner
How to protect door panels
Sound deadening isulation
How to replace the inside window scrapers
How to restore seat padding for your VW Beetle
How to restore the shifter for your VW Beetle
Install center ragtop headlinerThis tutorial will show you how to install the center ragtop headliner. Very often, when you buy a after market headliner, the center portion is to short from side to side. This is because not all the after market headliners fit correctly. As you can see in the video, some headliners bow up. The factory had the headliners direct come straight with the line. TIP: when you install the headliners, the square portions have these felt materials that wrap around the bows. Everybody will tell you to wrap it nice and tight around the bow but you should not do that. What you should do is: don't wrap it tight to the bow. This way, the headliner can come down a bit and line up.
How to protect door panelsThis tutorial will show you how to protect the door panels from your Beetle. Before you put your door panels on, you can tape a plastic sheet to the door. The reason for this is simple: if it rains and the seals won't stop the rain, you will get the potato chip effect. This is where the door panel starts to look wobbled. The sheet will prevent the rain from hitting the back of the door panel.
Sound deadening isulationThis tutorial will show you how to sound deadening your Beetle. As you know, Volkswagens can be pretty loud. The back engine compartment is right behind the back seat, this can make it very hard to listen to the radio when driving these cars. At home depot you can pick up some sound isulation, called Quick Roof, that will prevent noise from entering your Beetle. This video will show you how you can use this sound isulation product. You simply roll it out and it will stop the vibration. Quick Roof is a very cheap product and it doesn't smell. You can also use this isulation into your door panels.
How to replace the inside window scrapersThis tutorial will show you how to replace the inside window scrapers of your Beetle. The interior inside rubber scraper has got a wire through it to pop into the door. When you buy these new rubbers, the wires don't fit in correctly into the holes. Sometimes it is very hard to put them in! Our recommendation is: take the new wires out and replace them with the old ones. This will save you lots of time.
How to restore seat padding for your VW BeetleThis tutorial will show you how to restore the seat padding for your VW Beetle If you are restoring the seat padding of your Beetle, then you should buy your own foam. It is much cheaper and you can get it in your local fabric shop. An other option is horse hair. It will last much longer, it is more durable, and it will give you a better look. However, is comfort is your thing, just go with the foam. Especially when you do lots of long distances.
How to restore the shifter for your VW BeetleThis tutorial will show you how to restore a shifter for your Beetle. When you have a new carpet, never take the shifter of. Just put it around the shifter. If you don't have a premium carpet, just cut around the shifter. Lots of people remove the shifer first and glue the carpet. Then they put the shifter on top of the carpet. This can cause grinding into first or second.