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Old 09-01-2017, 12:04 PM   #1
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Am looking into buying a new interior panel set for my 1970 beetle. I am in no rush but have looked on ebay and Gsf have a set for 70 so my question is on are they ok or should I look else where ?

Advice and help and your thoughts please and maybe on what you have brought and what the quality is like.

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one gets what one pays for. In my opinion, if you want the most accurate quality reproductions, then TMI is the way to go
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My experience is that immaculate originals look more "original" than any repro. TMI ones look just like originals but new and shiny. Newton Commercial make beautiful quality sets in various colours but not 100% like original pattern. A quality trimmer would make them to your design but at a price. Cheap sets look... cheap. It really is down to how you want it to look and the size of your budget.
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I have tmi two tone ones for my 60. Compared to the originals I put them next to each other they are pretty close.
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I may look at the TMI ones but may be out of my price range .
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Sorry to hijack but I thinks its quite relevant:

What are peoples thoughts on varnishing / painting / or otherwise sealing the rear of the panels in addition to a well fitted plastic door liner to prevent the panel from warping?

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If you're in no rush might be worth going along to dubfreeze or stanford hall to check out the options in person
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If you're in no rush might be worth going along to dubfreeze or stanford hall to check out the options in person
Dubfreeze is a good start
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Sorry to hijack but I thinks its quite relevant:

What are peoples thoughts on varnishing / painting / or otherwise sealing the rear of the panels in addition to a well fitted plastic door liner to prevent the panel from warping?

I varnished mine and didn't bother with the plastic sheet, but I didn't have door pockets. Water never got in in the car.
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What are peoples thoughts on varnishing / painting / or otherwise sealing the rear of the panels in addition to a well fitted plastic door liner to prevent the panel from warping?

I varnished the back of mine with a good few coats and then used spray adhesive to fix a plastic sheet to them as well as a plastic sheet to the door. I don't want to be doing them again anytime soon! : )
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