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
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.
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?
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