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    Default Re: Car Roof Lining - how to fix??

    Quote Originally Posted by sparewheel View Post
    I believe that "sew no more" in a syringe works? Inject through lining then push to stick? Never done it myself tho.
    I think it's called Bostik No more Needles.

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    Thanks Guys.

    Seems that the 2 options for me is

    1) Look for a complete new roof lining - maybe scrap yard

    2) Remove the lining altogether and have it re-upholstered as close to the original cloth as possible.

    Its a new car, but its is a VERY clean 2006 in mint nick, so I don't want a "cheap fix" here. Maar ek gaan ook nou nie R 20 000 betaal vir 'n stul dak lap by die agente nie.

    Should be an easy job for any upholsterer - I think the big work is removing the thing.

    edit - come to think of it, the existing original lining can be used, its still in mint nick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    Thanks Guys.

    Seems that the 2 options for me is

    1) Look for a complete new roof lining - maybe scrap yard

    2) Remove the lining altogether and have it re-upholstered as close to the original cloth as possible.

    Its a new car, but its is a VERY clean 2006 in mint nick, so I don't want a "cheap fix" here. Maar ek gaan ook nou nie R 20 000 betaal vir 'n stul dak lap by die agente nie.

    Should be an easy job for any upholsterer - I think the big work is removing the thing.

    edit - come to think of it, the existing original lining can be used, its still in mint nick.
    Rather use new material Petri,

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    Default Re: Car Roof Lining - how to fix??

    Quote Originally Posted by HugoNotte View Post
    Where do you get vehicle carpet?
    There is a little fabric shop in Fish Hoek main road, they sell it by the meter. It's like the stuff you line speaker boxes with.

    My roof was light, but I opted to go dark as it hides marks better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    Thanks Guys.

    Seems that the 2 options for me is

    1) Look for a complete new roof lining - maybe scrap yard

    2) Remove the lining altogether and have it re-upholstered as close to the original cloth as possible.

    Its a new car, but its is a VERY clean 2006 in mint nick, so I don't want a "cheap fix" here. Maar ek gaan ook nou nie R 20 000 betaal vir 'n stul dak lap by die agente nie.

    Should be an easy job for any upholsterer - I think the big work is removing the thing.

    edit - come to think of it, the existing original lining can be used, its still in mint nick.
    Sometimes the glue won't stick to the old lining as the previous old glue residue is still present.

    It's really a very easy DIY job. You just need a blade, fabric and glue.
    1. Take out the ceiling and remove old fabric lining.
    2. Scrape old glue off board
    3. Cover hardboard in new glue and let it go a bit tacky.
    4.Cover hardboard in new fabric, making sure to start in the middle and slowly work your way to the edges, adhere to the contours of the board.
    5. Use the blade or scissors to cut excess material away.
    6. Leave for a few hours in sun to dry.
    7. Re-install

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    On my Merc I sold recently, I was dying to try something, but never got around to it. It was sagging, but when you push it up, it stays there for a second before dropping again. Which meant it was still sticky...

    I wanted to try wetting it with a spray bottle, and then using an iron at low temp to "re-activate" the glue...
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    Default Re: Car Roof Lining - how to fix??

    Quote Originally Posted by Nitebob View Post
    On my Merc I sold recently, I was dying to try something, but never got around to it. It was sagging, but when you push it up, it stays there for a second before dropping again. Which meant it was still sticky...

    I wanted to try wetting it with a spray bottle, and then using an iron at low temp to "re-activate" the glue...
    This one is exactly the same. Something to definitely try, thanks!!!
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