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Old 04-07-2006, 12:31 PM   #1
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Default Alcantara Shift Boot - DIY total cost: $5.00 time 30 min MAX

If your chift boot is old and ugly and you think that $100 is a bit much...

Here is what I did.... NO sowing !

1) take your old boot off
2) go to a fabric store with your old boot and pick a color of Alcantara and measure out the amount that you need

I paid $2 for anough material for make about 5 boots.

3) pick up "iron on stichery" it's a very thin heat activated glue and it's very strong, comes on a roll like scotch tape !

I paid $2 "iron on stichery" enough to make 100 boots !

4) cut one stich on your old boot to be able to lay it flat (approximatly flat is good enough)

5) lay it on the new material and trace the old boot.

6) cut out the the trace....make sure you leave anough material for the iron on tape on the join ends

7) put it together with the inside out, iron it, flip it right side out

8) install it

This is the result, it's actually compleatly black but it's not coming out well in picture, it looks better in person.



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Old 04-08-2006, 08:00 AM   #2
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Default I can't get my camera to pick it up as black

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Some are here and some are gone:
B8 A4 2.0Tq Avant
B6 A4 1.8Tq
B5 S4
B5 A4 1.8Tq
B4 90 12v CSq
Old BMW 318i
Old Honda civic
Very old VW Rabit
Very old Mazda 626
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