Re: [DML] Replacing Headliner
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Re: [DML] Replacing Headliner



 
   
  Shannon,
   
  Are you going to remove them, or have the shop R and R?  I recommend you take them out yourself, have the shop recover them, and then put them back in yourself.
   
  In either case, make sure the shop understands the orientation of the pieces when installed.  There is a definite "grain" to the material, and it will drive you crazy if the material on your doors flows horizontally, but the others vertically (ask me how I know...).  This is very nit picky, I know, but I wish my PO had considered it!
   
  The other thing is the door seals.  During reinstallation, the edge of the headliner material is glued to the underbody, just under the inner door seal on the roof.  Be certain that the material is cut short enough that none is visible in the "rain" side of the roof gutter.  If it's left too long, it will wick water into the car and ruin your newly covered headliners.
   
  You might also consider gluing some type of metal reinforcement to the underside of the area just next to the rear window.  After removal, they often have a tendency to sag in the center.
   
  I hope all that makes sense!  Despite how I made it sound, it is a very easy job.
   
  Jake Kamphoefner
  1063
  

birdwell77095 <birdwells@xxxxxxx> wrote:
  I'm planning on having my headliner replaced by a shop that does this. 
Are there any special instructions I need to give them? Tips or 
warnings? Tips on removing? My headliner is currently an off-white 
color and I'm planning on getting a light gray. What has been your 
experience doing this and what color did you use?

Shannon 
VIN 16113




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