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minispeedstar
09-23-2015, 02:56 PM
Had a go myself at doing mine at the weekend, as the old ones were pretty ropey decided I had nothing to loose and bought enough headlining material to do the whole car for around 20...($30)

The new material I went for was the best match for colour and also the thickest so was quite forgiving if you can't get the backings perfectly smooth..

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/23/03f1331e35ac4135d1e8fbef2c9aeac5.jpg

As you can see the originals had gone pretty baggy...

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/23/b12efbc50740e9a3105ba6c92ead79c1.jpg

Original cloth removed and before I removed the foam which disintegrated as I touched it..

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/23/379c49975b197fd768575a081e12a5b3.jpg

Started by applying spray adhesive only to the recessed area to allow to be able to stretch the corners into place..

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/23/2b35951f8e6b3b6e3121f124614eeac7.jpg

Finished and refitted

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/23/6f1eba2c20dd0de968d12abe79d0f8de.jpg

I'm sure a professional might be able to pick holes in it but for an outlay of just 20 I'm pretty chuffed with the results :)

Rich_NYS
09-23-2015, 03:29 PM
Looks good, what are the details on the material you used?

minispeedstar
09-23-2015, 03:38 PM
[url=http://www.martrim.co.uk/catalogue/nylon-headlining.html]http://www.martrim.co.uk/catalogue/nylo ... ining.html

I used the LR light grey, I ordered samples of each grey Martrim do and it was the closest match and the best quality of the 3, I just used a heat resistant spray adhesive.

Jonathan
09-23-2015, 03:46 PM
Would you able to follow this example to do the headliner parts that are in the middle T of the car? The pieces attached to the doors on my car are fine, but the pieces in the centre and along the back were never recovered properly. That extra flap of material that is supposed to stay and then get wrapped into the door seals got trimmed on my car. Likely just didn't know how to do it for whoever had my car before me. It's one of those things I don't really have to do but would love to get it right as they hang down a bit too much on those edges because that material isn't where it needs to be. You did a nice job on yours.

minispeedstar
09-23-2015, 04:14 PM
Yea I have enough material left to do the T sections. I'll upload pics at a later date as I do them.

Domi
09-23-2015, 05:01 PM
Very good job :thumbup2: