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Old 06-03-17, 06:03 PM   #21
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I did the headlining in my daughters Coupe and to be honest the actual fabric of the lining wasn't worth using once I'd taken it off, even though I was very careful. You can buy headlining material on rolls in various shades of grey, on which the lining fabric is already bonded to the foam. I sprayed the glue onto the weird, fibrous material the headlining 'board' is made from, and just carefully rolled the new material onto it. Apart from one tiny crease it looks great, and was actually pretty easy as Audi jobs go.I did find a good procedure with pics online, which helped enormously. Trickiest part was getting upper seatbelt mount slidy-thing lined up properly. Anyone not an actual Audi headlining spotter wouldn't know the new lining wasn't OEM.
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Old 06-03-17, 07:08 PM   #22
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I did the headlining in my daughters Coupe and to be honest the actual fabric of the lining wasn't worth using once I'd taken it off, even though I was very careful. You can buy headlining material on rolls in various shades of grey, on which the lining fabric is already bonded to the foam. I sprayed the glue onto the weird, fibrous material the headlining 'board' is made from, and just carefully rolled the new material onto it. Apart from one tiny crease it looks great, and was actually pretty easy as Audi jobs go.I did find a good procedure with pics online, which helped enormously. Trickiest part was getting upper seatbelt mount slidy-thing lined up properly. Anyone not an actual Audi headlining spotter wouldn't know the new lining wasn't OEM.

Now this is very interesting, has it been done a while now ? sounds like you did a great job

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Old 06-03-17, 08:15 PM   #23
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Here's the procedure:

http://www.tvr-cerbera.net/Public/Au...ing/Index.html

IIRC I got the lining material from here:

http://www.automobiletrim.com/headlining.html

I bought far too much of the stuff, now have a big roll cluttering up the garage "in case I get another Coupe for daughter #2." Only just got enough of the spray glue though, I'd get five cans next time, because I also used it to glue the whole retrimmed panel back to the roof.

Did it about a year ago, seems fine so far, I'll post a pic when I get the chance.
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Old 06-03-17, 08:20 PM   #24
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Here's the procedure:

http://www.tvr-cerbera.net/Public/Au...ing/Index.html

IIRC I got the lining material from here:

http://www.automobiletrim.com/headlining.html

I bought far too much of the stuff, now have a big roll cluttering up the garage "in case I get another Coupe for daughter #2." Only just got enough of the spray glue though, I'd get five cans next time, because I also used it to glue the whole retrimmed panel back to the roof.

Did it about a year ago, seems fine so far, I'll post a pic when I get the chance.
Thanks for that yes i would be very interested in seeing any photo's of it finished

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Old 26-06-17, 02:27 PM   #25
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Here's the procedure:

http://www.tvr-cerbera.net/Public/Au...ing/Index.html

IIRC I got the lining material from here:

http://www.automobiletrim.com/headlining.html

I bought far too much of the stuff, now have a big roll cluttering up the garage "in case I get another Coupe for daughter #2." Only just got enough of the spray glue though, I'd get five cans next time, because I also used it to glue the whole retrimmed panel back to the roof.

Did it about a year ago, seems fine so far, I'll post a pic when I get the chance.

You forgot about pic's Adrian, would like to see them as David, myself, and others want to do the headlining's when we can afford to
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Old 26-06-17, 02:45 PM   #26
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I'd forgotten all about that *sorry! I'll take some tonight. Warning *the car is my daughter's and the interior therefore looks like the inside of a rubbish bin.
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Old 26-06-17, 02:46 PM   #27
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By the way the whole job only cost a few quid, probably less than 50.
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Old 26-06-17, 02:51 PM   #28
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I'd forgotten all about that *sorry! I'll take some tonight. Warning *the car is my daughter's and the interior therefore looks like the inside of a rubbish bin.

my wife's is the same

Can never get my hands on it to sort it !

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By the way the whole job only cost a few quid, probably less than 50.

You are making me feel better and better about this job

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Old 26-06-17, 08:30 PM   #30
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I genuinely hated doing mine. Was ok removing and them refitting the scrim backing. The leather top finish was a pin in the ass!

Honestly, save half the hastle and buy the finished material with the foam backing attached.

Gluing the edges makes a right mess!
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