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Old 06-02-2004, 09:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, got a problem, the fabric on the ceiling of my car is starting to droop quite a bit on my car, before i pay to get it fixed anyone know of any do-it yourself tips for fixing it?
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Check out THIS site. I was going to do this over the summer as well. Let us know how it goes.

Most people just take it to a shop cause it's a pain, but I'm poo, so I'll end up doing it myself.

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Damn....you guys are awesome. I was just about to ask the same thing when I found this. I am going to do that in the morning and I will post pics of the final results.
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Great thanks for that link! Think ill try it sometime next week, ill let you know how it turns out.
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wow, that site makes it look easy.
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i hope that it is indeed that easy....

i'm gonna work on my sunroof cover in a couple of days. the fabric on it is coming off and i need to tuck it back in.

by the way, what kind of adhesive should i use to glue the fabric back in place?
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Old 06-03-2004, 01:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
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by the way, what kind of adhesive should i use to glue the fabric back in place?
I am thinking just an all purpose fabric spray glue.
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3M Spray Adhesive #77.

$11 a can, but the strongest spray adhesive you will find short of an industrial product. Highly reccomended.
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Yeah that's good stuff.

Make sure you clean off all the old glue on the cardboard or else the fabric won't stick well.

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That actually brings up another question, what would be good to clean off the old glue?
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Try GooGone, that stuff works pretty well for removing old glue.
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Try a staple gun!

How is it original fitted to the roof?
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Any solvent will do the trick to remove the old glue. You might also want to get new fabric as long as you're at it. Plus most places that have headliner fabic have a little foam backing that helps to position the fabric on there, Just that thin piece of cloth is VERY hard to get lined up right.

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i want to redo the interior of my 93 318is but people have told me that i have to take my back window out to do the headliner is this true???
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Negative. Check out the site I posted earlier in the thread. It's a 5 series, but the headliner is the same for removal.

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