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w108 Door Cardboard Material

Hi everybody,

Recently I'm dealing with my w108 door cardboards. As they get soften and damaged over time, I'm thinking of replacing them but not sure about which material cardboards are made of? Masonite or MDF? Anybody has any idea? Thickness about 5mm I guess..

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I would go with ABS sheet material something like this:
ABS Plastic Sheet Textured General Purpose Haircell Finish

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go to a upholstery shop and buy wax board / black board. They make door panels with it all the time.
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I built mine for my W108 5 years ago. I used standard old 3/16" hardboard from Home Depot. I removed mine a few months ago to do a conversion to power locks. No issues at all. I made sure to cover the openings in the inner door skin with plastic to keep any rain water from wetting the hardboard.

I put smooth side to the door. I put a small amount of batting on the interior side and covered in MB TEX. Used the old ones as a template.
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Next time, make sure you have the instruction page turned right side up! Although, this method does appear to be the solution to how to keep the ash trays from being used.
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Not sure why it did that, but looked good in the preview post. Anyway, if you lock your screen and turn it upside down, looks right
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Thank you very much for replies. I will check for all hardboards, waxboards and ABS sheets. Just worrying how to open holes for mounting clipsi ashtrays and window switch..
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