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Headlining material

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Looking at my headlining while waiting for my carpets.. The previous owner did a fairly mediocre job of replacing the headlining with off white vinyl which I'm not a fan of and got a lot of air bubbles behind it. The upshot of this is I'm looking at the Wollies website and not sure which colour I should be buying as I don't have any of the original headlining. My interior leather is a very light cream, I'm also wonder what quantity of material I should be buying!
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In the Excel, the headlining is a brushed-nylon backed with foam and originally a thin scrim but now it seems we just don't get the scrim back.

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Re: Headlining material

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Lotus bits sell the correct matching material with scrim backing.

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I used Woolies material. I wouldn't worry too much about trying to match original. If you ring Woolies, they'll post a sample(s) to you so you can select best match . They were very prompt when I did mine, arriving the next day FOC.
Been said many times, but make sure you use a contact adhesive meant for roof linings ( unaffected by heat.).
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This is what I got from woolies - Siting in my front room waiting to be fitted :roll:

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I did this back in 2007 and now it needs doing again so I'm sure 4 metres is correct. I use the tinned glue rather than the spray as it goes a bit further.
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I found tinned glue best for can't rails etc, where you generally apply glue to the hidden areas of the fabric (on the rear of the fibre glass former).
You can use it on the 'front' visible surfaces, but just be careful not to apply it too thickly, then press on it whist fixing. If it gets into the foam backing, the foam compresses and the glue sticks it in the compressed condition. For this reason, I'd at least recommend the spray for the 3 main roof areas.
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MetBlue wrote:
Sat Aug 13, 2022 17:47
I found tinned glue best for can't rails etc, where you generally apply glue to the hidden areas of the fabric (on the rear of the fibre glass former).
You can use it on the 'front' visible surfaces, but just be careful not to apply it too thickly, then press on it whist fixing. If it gets into the foam backing, the foam compresses and the glue sticks it in the compressed condition. For this reason, I'd at least recommend the spray for the 3 main roof areas.
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Having done this job I’d definitely do this for the 2 main sections ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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OK. So I can't count once I run out of thumbs. 👍👍
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I thought you'd done something like the 1970s vinyl roof but with brushed nylon.

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I thought you'd done something like the 1970s vinyl roof but with brushed nylon.
Now that would be novel, but I wouldn't want to get it wet ! That certainly wouldn't add lightness :D
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