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Old September 23rd, 2010, 12:12 PM
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I purchased a new headliner some time ago and the vinyl 'ripple grey' fabric (which has a thin foam-like backing) is dry rotten to the point that that my upholsery guy says it cannot be re-glued. I can't find any new ripple grey material, and don't want to purchase a new unit that will likely fail again in a relatively short period.
So, has anyone found a good alternative fabric? Something maybe a little darker grey. I've seen some neat stuff in Gwagons but not sure how to source that either.
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 12:24 PM
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I am about to order some LeSalle fibreglass headliners and wouldn't mind doing a larger shipment, delivery is usually about 8 weeks from order time. There is no foam or fabric to sag on them.

http://www.lasalle-trim.co.uk/headlinings

I suspect about 4-5 of them can be shipped for reasonably close to the cost of shipping one, at least the trans-Atlantic portion.
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 12:24 PM
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 12:27 PM
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Negative. That's a Spanish spec puma.
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 12:35 PM
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Negative. That's a Spanish spec puma.
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I believe I can get black. Pickup cab or 90, 110 or 130 Hardtop?
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 01:53 PM
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I believe I can get black. Pickup cab or 90, 110 or 130 Hardtop?
It's a PU, also would do window surround. I know I posted a pic of a black one but really think medium / dark gray would look better. Are you thinking of a vinyl material or that domestic fuzzy padded stuff that gets used a lot in rangies etc.?
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It's a PU, also would do window surround. I know I posted a pic of a black one but really think medium / dark gray would look better. Are you thinking of a vinyl material or that domestic fuzzy padded stuff that gets used a lot in rangies etc.?
I am thinking the "fuzzy" padded type found in Discoveries and Range Rovers and 90% of vehicles on the road. Definitely not that wolly mammoth shit you see on all these import trucks. Most of the vinyl liners that are available are marine rated and either thin skin/thin foam type and perforated (not a lot of room for error) or thick skin/thick foam types that dont stretch well at all in compound curves.
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 02:48 PM
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I purchased a new headliner some time ago and the vinyl 'ripple grey' fabric (which has a thin foam-like backing) is dry rotten to the point that that my upholsery guy says it cannot be re-glued. I can't find any new ripple grey material, and don't want to purchase a new unit that will likely fail again in a relatively short period.
So, has anyone found a good alternative fabric? Something maybe a little darker grey. I've seen some neat stuff in Gwagons but not sure how to source that either.
I took mine to an auto upolster shop they recovered mine look good and was around a 150.00
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 03:36 PM
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Alcantara. Anyone used this?
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Here is a pic of alcantara. 100% polyester faux suede.
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I stripped my headliner so it was clean, pretty smooth. Then took it to an upholstery shop that covered it in the padded fuzzy grey stuff that is in most cars. Looks and feels way better than stock. I took the truck in for service and the mechanics were complimenting it. Best part is that the shade matches the sun visors so I didn't have to mess with those. It was $150.
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