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    Hi

    My first post here! Hello to all

    I'd like to spuce up my trusty E36 325i coupe before passing it on to my dad. The main bugbear at the moment is the headlining. I've made two attempts to replace with new material, both looked good at first but neither effort lasted more than 3-6 months (I am usually quite at home with DIY stuff, honest, but this is hopeless.).

    So anyway I'm thinking there's no point me trying again, I need an old skool pro who'll do a quality job at a fair price. I wondered if anyone here could recommend someone in the south east?

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    instead of trying to cover it with whatever material why dont you just replace the headliner itself!

    i had a grey one and swapped it out for a black one and it looks much better!

    and they are normally for sale on ebay etc

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    +1 for what m44lee said, plentiful and cheap on ebay or breakers yards.

    Personally i'd redo it again and use a better high temperature glue.
     
     

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    What kind of material did you use to re-cover it with? IIRC foam backed materials bond better and won't shrink over the years..
     
     

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    Hi there

    Thanks for the replies. My original liner is grey. I'm not a massive fan of black - I find it a bit oppresive - and the rest of the interior is light grey leather anyway so I'd like to stick to that. But I take your point about finding a complete liner, I'll set up some ebay searches.

    The material I used was supposedly pukka headlining material - foam backed, from Woolies. Perfectly nice, but not when it's collapsing on your head after 3 months! Quite depressing :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by sim303 View Post
    Hi there

    Thanks for the replies. My original liner is grey. I'm not a massive fan of black - I find it a bit oppresive - and the rest of the interior is light grey leather anyway so I'd like to stick to that. But I take your point about finding a complete liner, I'll set up some ebay searches.

    The material I used was supposedly pukka headlining material - foam backed, from Woolies. Perfectly nice, but not when it's collapsing on your head after 3 months! Quite depressing :(

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    as you are giving it to your dad why dont you ask him which colour he would like
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by payno View Post
    as you are giving it to your dad why dont you ask him which colour he would like
    Yeah I know, but he wouldn't be fussed if it were faux furry leapard skin with pink dots, so I'll continue to assert my own aesthetic standards!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sim303 View Post
    Yeah I know, but he wouldn't be fussed if it were faux furry leapard skin with pink dots, so I'll continue to assert my own aesthetic standards!

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    then i would just get what was the cheapest
     
     

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