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The door panels are in excellent shape except for the fact that the trim screws go through the fabric and "board". Anybody have any luck making them work and yet look presentable? Is there something that would fit behind the panel to support the screw without making it look like it's poking out?
Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Are you saying that the screws have pulled through the door panels? If that's the case and you want to still use your existing door panels get some "finish washers" at you local hardware or home improvement store. Your old screws will sit inside them anf while they are a little bit bigger will look very presentable.
 

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I also needed to use the finish washers, they are do kinda detract from the door panel tho.

Another method is to glue a thin plastic disc to the backside of the door panel, and then cut a smaller disc just bigger than the head of the trim screw for the upholstered side of the panel.

Run a small drill thru both plastic discs, and the screw will not go thru the door anymore and the plastic "washer" will be hard to spot. Course if your door panel has a small tear in you are stuck using the finish washer.

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