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Console Repair Kit Feedback...

May 22, 2008

Hi Duane,

The directions were very good. I followed them step by step and the installation went perfect. The color matched perfect also. Thanks alot for having do-it-yourself repairs available. It saved me alot of money and was very easy to do.

Thanks again,

Tony Blackwell - tblackwell1@NOSPAMtriad.rr.com


Console Repair Kit Feedback.  This is what it's all about...

January 26, 2007

Duane ..... our order was shipped promptly ... you responded via e-mail the same day we ordered. Package arrived quickly. Your web based instructions with photos were perfect ... also appreciated the "tips" from previous installers ....everything worked perfectly and saved approximately 50% over what I was quoted locally by an upholstery shop much less a new part by Ford!

Donald Koch - kochs@NOSPAMsbcglobal.net


More Console Repair Kit Feedback...

September 19, 2006

Hi Duane,

I wanted to THANK YOU so much for the Console Repair Kit.  My husband fixed my console and I am soooo happy!!!  The written instructions were great but the pictures were THE BEST!!!!  My husband can fix ANYTHING but he thought the picture guideline helped all go smoothly :)

Thanks again - I am no longer embarrassed to have people in my SUV and it didn't cost me a fortune :)

Best regards,

Marti Meyer - mjpepito@NOSPAMsbcglobal.net


Console Repair Kit Feeback...concise feedback...

August 17, 2006

I just installed the console repair kit and it work great!  This was too easy.  You provide a great product with simple instructions.

THANKS!

Andrew Madans - amadans@NOSPAMcomcast.net


Jake takes advantage of two different programs, the Console Repair from this site, and the Save My Sanity Swap Program to fix your blank radio display from the www.FixYourRadio.com web site...

July 13, 2006

Duane:
It worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I got the center console fix today! And it went as expected! And it looks great. My elbow now has a nice smooth surface to rest on!

And..............

I got the circuit board for the radio fix as part of the swap program! It works!!! My radio display works!! I couldn't believe it! I was so happy to see it light up 12:00!!! Thank you so much for your website and your swap program. You should be seeing my old board in the mail soon, as I will mail it tonight. Thank you again so much!! Now anytime I know a person with a Ford Explorer I ask them is there display is broke, because I just love to tell people about this really cool website I found where the guy walks you through how to fix stuff! Anyway, thank you again!

Jake Schwietering - jake.schwietering@NOSPAMcenterpointenergy.com


Here's how it all works for the Console Repair Kit...

July 13, 2006

I received the arm rest cover today. Since I had a chunk missing from my console I couldn't wait to start on my new project. Using your excellent directions I was able to complete the project in about an hour. Now it looks so much like the original that only a trained professional can tell the difference.

Thanks for the kit

Keith Vinson - vinniek@NOSPAMprodigy.net


This is what continues to make me smile...

April 29, 2006

Just wanted to let you know, that I received my arm-rest kit and well, IT'S PERFECT!! It took me less than a hour, and I'm a perfectionist, to completely cover my arm-rest and it looks great. I used the clear wide tape and used a lot of it. I wanted to make sure the edges were as smooth as possible. I replaced the back plate and trimmed the tape like was suggested and VOILA!!!

I've had numerous compliments on it and yes, they were impressed that a 46 yr old female could do it well enough to meet her own standards....hee*

thanks again,

lynn~  tamilita@NOSPAMhotmail.com


Oh, how I wish I could reach people before they go to the dealer or a mechanic.  In this case, the wife saves the day...

Mar. 23, 2006

I own a 2000 Explorer Eddie Bauer with a V-8. One morning after buckling in my two children I went to start my car. It would try to turn over but never did. I called a friend of mine who is a mechanic. He planned to come to my house to check it out, but was having a hard time working it in to his schedule. For two weeks the car sat in my garage. My husband decided to tinker with it and I went to the internet. I typed in my problem in the search engine and was directed to this site. Our problem sounded alot like the IAC so we tried the fix and in about 15 minutes the Explorer was running. It was worth every dollar we paid to you, Duane. Thanks so much for creating this site,
Vicki and Barry Tomlin - tomlinbv@NOSPAMbellsouth.net


It's Nice to Hear the Feedback on the Console Kit and Repair Info...

Mar. 15, 2006

I just recently installed your console cover on my 1999 Ford Explorer XLT and I couldn't be happier! Not only is it paid off, but it looks and runs great!! I feel lucky to have stumbled across your website and enlightened my self with your selection of common and inexpensive fixes for my SUV! I have many friends with around the same year model of Explorer who are excited to use your product as well!! Thank you very much..

M Bird Texas -  mbird26@NOSPAMhotmail.com
Fort Worth, TX


Feedback on Rear Brake Job...it's what this site is all about...

Dec. 6, 2005

Duane,

The instructions were great! I haven't done any car work in years (save oil changes) and your clarity inspired my to try the disk pad job ($200 savings from shop quotes). The only thing that slowed my down was that the last "professional" installation had mounted the pads backwards (single tabs facing the wrong way). The pad mounting plates were even stamped with a B(ack) and F(ront) on either end. It took a few minutes translating your Figure 18 of the calipers into a mounting position and convincing myself that I, a total novice was correct in identifying this problem (with your help).

The $9.99 donation had a 2000% return in just one day!

Thanks,

Bob Wikse - bwikse@NOSPAMatt.net


Another woman taking on the console repair (and surprising her husband)...

Nov. 11, 2005

I RECEIVED MY KIT TO FIX THE CONSOLE ON MY FORD EXPLORER. IT WAS GREAT. I DIDN'T TELL MY HUSBAND -I JUST FIXED IT AND LET HIM FIND IT. HE COULDN'T BELIEVE I DIDN'T GO OUT AND BUY A NEW COVER FROM THE FORD STORE. I THOUGHT IT WAS THE EASIEST THING I HAD EVER TRIED TO DO. I HAVE A FRIEND THAT WANTS ME TO ORDER IT FOR HER AND FIX HER CAR. THANKS FOR MAKING IT TO EASY.

RACHAEL  -  rgohagan@NOSPAMebanksc.com


Feedback on saving on the console repair versus what the dealer  wanted...

Nov. 8, 2005

Thanks for sending my repair kit so promptly. I installed the replacement and it looks great! The two protruding plastic posts were broken when I removed my old cover. I tried gluing them back together with no luck. However I discovered that they really weren't necessary and I reinstalled the cover anyway.
 
My dealer wanted around $150 for a replacement cover. Needless to say, I'm thrilled to have it fixed for so much less....Thanks!

Tommy Holt - tholt@NOSPAMsbcglobal.net
Austin, TX


Applaud to those women that get tired of waiting on the "significant others" and do the repairs...the only tool for the console repair is a philips screw driver and regular screw driver...easy enough!

October 31, 2005

Thanks for such a wonderful product. It was soo easy. I love that the shape was precut with the slits already in place. If I'd know it was going to be this easy, I would have done it a lot sooner. My husband is thrilled with the results!
Thanks Again
Marquette Williams


Some great feedback on the Console Repair Kit (Brian gives some additional tips which appear within the installation instructions)

July 6, 2005

Hi Duane -

First of all, I would strongly recommend your kit for replacing a Ford Explorer console cover. For the price it can't be beat, and you make it almost idiot-proof...
The illustrated directions you provided were near-perfect as well. The whole process was simply unbeatable...
I really appreciate you having this available - mine looks (and looked) exactly like the before and after pictures you have on your website - the Willow Green one in figure 31.4. From a 32 year old bachelor who can barely wrap his own Christmas gifts, this was pretty much a no-brainer.

Thanks!

Brian Heathman - HeathmanB2@NOSPAMaol.com
Dallas, TX


Wife does the Console Repair...
July 5, 2005
 

MY HUSBAND COULD NOT BELIEVE I DID IT MYSELF. I HAD TO SHOW HIM THE COST. HE THOUGHT I ORDERED ONE FROM THE DEALERSHIP. THANKS FOR A GOOD PRODUCT THAT DOES WHAT IT SAYS.

 PAUL WILSON - P4Wls@NOSPAMaol.com
Cascade, VA


Console Kit works on a 2001 Explorer Sport...
June 27, 2005

Just wanted to let you know that I received the dark graphite console repair kit and installed it in about an hour. It looks great! It worked fine on the 2001 Explorer Sport that has the full center console.

Thanks!
Chris Bentley - chriswbentley@NOSPAMgmail.com
Macon, GA

Console Kit works on a 2001 Explorer Sport...
June 11, 2005

Duane,
Thanks for the repair kit. Worked great and it only took me about 40 minutes total. Totally changed the look of my car without having the huge rip on the console cover.

Thanks again,

Chris - pher16@NOSPAMcomcast.net
East Hartford, CT

Console Feedback...
June 3, 2005

Duane:
Thank you so much!  I found your instructions easy to understand and best of all easy to do!  

The interior of my 1999 Explorer looks great now!  This car needs to last forever for me!  Only have 98500 miles and itís paid for!   Now my elbows wonít hurt after a trip!    

Thanks so much again for coming up with such a simple solution to a relatively annoying problem!

 Doris Berube - dorisftc@NOSPAMcolumbus.rr.com
Worthington OH


Always Good to Hear the Feedback...
May  26, 2005

Duane:
I just installed the pre-cut explorer armrest cover.  It worked perfectly! I couldn't find 1/4" staples that
fit my arrow stapler, so I just used the tape. It was easier than I imagined! thanks for the great moneysaving product!
Dave Torma - Dearborn, MI
nakeddave2000@NOSPAMyahoo.com

Upon asking permission to use Dave's email above, here's his response...

Please do...I think it is absurd for the dealer to charge $150 for this part. Keep up the good work!
Dave


Console Repair Feedback...
April 27, 2005

Duane,

I bought your kit in Willow Green to fix my 95 Explorer. It looks great - the material is an exact match. Your instructions are very clear and work. I would recommend adding a set of needle nose pliers to the tools. Mine made it easy to get the staples out. I would lift one end of the staple slightly with the screwdriver and then pull it out with the pliers.

It's a well thought out kit that you are marketing.

Thanks again,

Burt Stroupe - Stroupeb@NOSPAMaol.com
Memphis, TN


Short and Concise Console Repair Feedback...
March 9, 2005

got my kit; installed it; looks good and saved me >$100
thanks

william rice - Tupelo, MS
willieri@NOSPAMaol.com


Console Repair Feedback...
January 11, 2005

Duane,
I received the much anticipated console repair kit today.  I had two tears about 1 1/2" long in my arm rest.  I replaced it using the staple gun method using 1/4" staples. I took before and after pictures. I will send them along once developed. No digital camera here yet.

Thank you for your service. It was as easy as described. A new arm rest was priced at $120 + tax at a Ford dealer. Used parts only sell the entire console.

I saved $95 + tax using your service. My 97 explorers' arm rest now looks as good as new!

Cary Gambrell


Console Repair Feedback...
November 20, 2004

Hi Duane,
I received the console Repair Kit Friday and installed today (Saturday). It
looks fantastic the color and grain match is perfect.
Thanks for your easy to understand directions and pre-cut material.
Robert - Robzz31125@NOSPAMaol.com
Hewlett, NY


Console Repair Feedback...
October 22, 2004

DUANE, I RECV'D KIT TODAY AND HAD IT PUT ON IN ABOUT 90 MIN. YOUR =
INSTRUCTIONS WERE VERY CLEAR AND EASY TO FOLLOW. LOOKS =
FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!! THIS IS A GOOD DEAL FOR THE DO IT YOURSELFER AND IT =
DOES WHAT YOU SAID IT WOULD. THANKS (oneshotonek - ebay)

Ron Godfrey - OLDGRANDDAD@nospamCOMCAST.NET
ELKRIDGE, MD


Console Repair Feedback...
October 10, 2004

The console kit worked excellent.  Thumbs UP!!!! Do you have a headliner kit available? Mine is trashed.

Thanks,

Cleve - cjrandolph@NOSPAMworldnet.att.net
Covington, GA


Console Repair Feedback...
October 7, 2004

Thanks

Radio is working well and the center console looks great!!

Thanks for your help, I am a happy customer!!

Hutton Madden - huttonmadden@NOSPAMbellsouth.net


Console Repair Feedback...
September 29, 2004

Duane,

Thanks so much for the armrest repair kit. I have been in the auto repair business over twenty years. I have been a technician, a service manager and all positions in between. The kit is perfect. The dealer wanted over $265.00 for the replacement console, as the cover is not sold alone. So for twenty five dollars and minimal effort I have a great looking armrest again. Please keep up the good work.

Regards,
Scott Resnick - scottresnick13@NOSPAMverizon.net
Freeport, NY
 


The feedback below from Mark Huff was in response to the console I repaired when Mark sent in the whole console top for the complete console repair (it's actually shown as the Willow Green console in the Before and After pictures in Figure 2.1 on the Home Page)

Hi
I recieved the console today, and it looks teriffic! Wonderful job, and thanks very much.
...Got the console installed this morning, and the color match was perfect.

Thanks very much for a wonderful job!

Mark Huff - m.huff@NOSPAMcomcast.net
Elk Grove, CA


Console Repair Feedback...

Dear Duane,
I recently got your Explorer console repair kit and I must say it is wonderful. The kit I got already had the material pre-cut so my project took even less time and effort. Like most people out there, I don't have the money to go to a upholstery shop or pay the HUGE price for a OEM replacement from Ford. The install on my 99 explorer went smooth and the instructions were easy to follow. I showed the results to a friend of mine and he was amazed at how it turned out. So I'm sure you'll be having a future customer down the road since he too is an Explorer owner. Again thanks for producing such a quality and affordable product (which is hard to find these days!)

Carl Polk - cpolk@NOSPAMsatx.rr.com
San Antonio,TX


Console Repair Feedback...

HI DUANE
THE CONSOLE REPAIR KIT WAS PERFECT YOU COULDN'T EVEN TELL THAT IT WASNT
ORGINAL...
DEREK YOUNG - hiboostnrx7@NOSPAMmsn.com


Console Repair Feedback...

Hey, I am so sorry i didnt respond before now, have had a very busy week...
I honesly was suprised that I could do it. Thank you so much, it was easy.
Robin

From Robin Trotter - Paradise, TX
robin_trotter@NOSPAMyahoo.com


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