headliner replacement

Beer, Jerald S. jbeer at boosecasey.com
Mon Aug 15 12:43:21 EDT 2005

I had this done about 3-4 years ago. I went to a quality top and
upholstery shop; they do a lot of work for local dealers. We couldn't
find an exact match to OEM, so we used a Mercedes substitute. It is a
little nicer, not as coarse and softer looking. It looks thicker, but no
issues with the sunroof. He also did the C pillars and the hatch area in
the avant so it all looked the same.  I want to say I paid around $500,
but I am doing it from memory. Took 2 days from drop off to pick up. No
problems since.
91 200qa
I've had it done on my 89 200t and recently on my 91. The issue it 
thickness of the material which creates a problem with the sunroof. On 
the 89 no prob. On the 91 I had to spend a lot of time getting the 
small pop-up panel to lie flat. Cost on both was around $400 materials 
and labor. I had it done here in KC at a place called Turners.
Don Lillig
Prairie Village, KS
On Aug 11, 2005, at 3:20 PM, Phil Rose wrote:
> My car's headliner cloth has finally begun to come loose in a large 
> section at the rearmost edge (rear window) and heading steadily 
> towards the sunroof. Up until now, it had only been the sunroof liner 
> that had come loose at the edges. My impression--from the situation in

> the sunroof section--is that headliner adhesion failure is caused by 
> deterioration of the foam layer to which it is/was glued. Just 
> re-gluing the cloth to the deteriorated foam seems futile. But in any 
> case it's not a job that I choose to take on as a DIY project.
> So...are there any words of wisdom from the list to help me identify a

> quality shop for headliner replacement? Are there any specific 
> questions (materials and procedures used, etc) that might help ensure 
> getting a good job done for my car?
> Phil
> --

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