At Cut Plastic Sheeting, we specialise in providing high-quality materials for a wide range of projects, including automotive customisation. One of the materials we offer is Foamex, which is a cost-effective and versatile solution for those looking to customise their racing cars.
Working on racing cars has become a popular hobby among people of all ages, with many forums and videos available for those new to the field. Despite the popular belief that this hobby is expensive and difficult, there are a range of materials and techniques that are readily available to make it manageable and cost-effective.
Foamex, also known as foam PVC, is a lightweight material that is commonly used in automotive customisation projects. Many track car owners use it to replace their door cards, which not only saves weight but also gives the interior of the car a more focused feel. Additionally, it is a safer alternative to completely removing door cards as it covers the sharp interior edges of the door.
At Cut Plastic Sheeting, we are proud to offer Foamex as one of our products. Whether you’re a professional mechanic or a novice car enthusiast, Foamex is a great solution for your racing car project. Contact us for more information and to purchase Foamex for your next project.
How to Install a Track Car Door Card
First, visit the Cut Plastic Sheeting website and browse the selection of Foamex foam PVC sheets. Choose the size and thickness that best fits your needs.
Once you have selected the foam PVC sheet, add it to your cart and proceed to checkout. Fill in your shipping and billing information, and select your preferred method of payment.
After placing your order, you will receive a confirmation email. Wait for the Foamex foam PVC sheet to be delivered to your address.
Once you have received the Foamex foam PVC sheet, you can begin preparing it for installation. Measure and mark the sheet according to the dimensions of your door card, and then use a sharp knife or a saw to cut the sheet to size.
Clean the door surface and the back of the Foamex foam PVC sheet thoroughly with. Make sure the surface is dry, clean and free of any dust.
Apply a suitable adhesive such as contact adhesive or 3M spray adhesive to the back of the Foamex foam PVC sheet, and carefully place it onto the door, making sure to align the edges and smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles. Or alternatively, you can use rivet nuts to attach the door card to the car. This method requires drilling holes in the door card and the Foamex sheet, then inserting the rivet nuts and tightening them with a special tool.
Allow the adhesive or the rivet nuts to dry completely, following the manufacturer’s recommended drying time.
Once the adhesive is dry, test the door and ensure that it opens and closes properly.
Finally, enjoy the new look of your race car interior and the benefits of the lightweight and cost-effective solution that Foamex foam PVC sheet provides.
Please note that this is a basic instruction, it is important to consult with a professional or a mechanic before starting any modifications on your car. Additionally, it’s important to follow the instructions of the adhesive or the rivet nuts you use as well as the safety and handling precautions of the Foamex sheet.
Benefits of Using Foamex for Door Cards
- Easy to cut and drill
- Extremely lightweight
- Will not be affected by moisture or damp
- Very affordable
- Can be cut with a Stanley knife, no power tools are required
- Simply nail, screw or rivet to surfaces
- Rigid and durable
- Attractive finish with a smooth surface
Click here to view our range of Foamex, which can be ordered cut to the exact size requirements for your car – avoiding unnecessary waste and ensuring you only pay for what you need.