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Old 03-15-2015, 06:45 AM   #1
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full Black Suede headliner + A/B/C pillars

My headliner was starting to sag and it was starting to peel off the pillars as well.
Just wanted to share some pics of the new headliner. Had it done in black suede at a shop near by. Came out pretty well and I don't have to worry about it sagging any time soon









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Old 03-15-2015, 09:10 AM   #2
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Is this difficult or just need some practice? What thickness material did you use?
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Old 03-15-2015, 11:00 AM   #3
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This was done at a shop near me. I know they had to take off all the pillars and the roof, wrap it, and then put it back in. Sorry, I don't know the thickness. It's definitely thinner than the original headliner because it doesn't have the soft layer
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Old 03-15-2015, 11:24 AM   #4
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Looks great.
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Old 03-16-2015, 06:49 PM   #5
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Is this difficult or just need some practice? What thickness material did you use?
I did mine, I just did the headliner, I didn't do the pillars because they were fine and they came black from the factory. But its a pain to strip the headliner of the old foam but thats it. Its not super hard, just time consuming. The material I used was 1/8" thick and I got it from here Suede Headliner Material.
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Looks good!

How much did they charge if u don't mind me asking?
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Old 03-16-2015, 11:48 PM   #7
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Very nice. I will have to do that at some point depending how long my headliner lasts.
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:28 AM   #8
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Looks good!

How much did they charge if u don't mind me asking?
I don't mind. It was a flat 700$ for everything.
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Definitely want to do this. Thanks for sharing
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I don't mind. It was a flat 700$ for everything.

That's a lot, that's why I did it myself, cost me about $100 in material and a few nights of work. But it looks good in your car.
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That's a lot, that's why I did it myself, cost me about $100 in material and a few nights of work. But it looks good in your car.
what kind of glue did you use? the problem with most DIY headliners is that they will be sagging in a year.
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Interesting. I went to do this a few years ago and the shop told me that suede would not work well with the dips/valleys in the e46 coupe headliner. They could do it, but parts would lose their adherence over time because the material does not stretch like traditional headliner upholstery. They specialized in headliners, so i took their word and had the a,b and c pillars done in suede and the rest in black material. Please keep us posted with how well it holds up (particularly the dip in the back above the seats and the small dips above the hand pulls -- that's where they felt it would fail). Looks great, btw.
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Old 03-18-2015, 05:59 AM   #13
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Interesting. I went to do this a few years ago and the shop told me that suede would not work well with the dips/valleys in the e46 coupe headliner. They could do it, but parts would lose their adherence over time because the material does not stretch like traditional headliner upholstery. They specialized in headliners, so i took their word and had the a,b and c pillars done in suede and the rest in black material. Please keep us posted with how well it holds up (particularly the dip in the back above the seats and the small dips above the hand pulls -- that's where they felt it would fail). Looks great, btw.
i think this depends on the material being used. I know the micro suede I work with is very flexible. I here that true alcantara is even more flexible although I have not used it so I can't say for sure.
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