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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Wed, Sep-05-2018, 06:05:41 PM   #21
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ooooh. this is timely. thanks for the link. slightly off topic, i thought I het gold and found someone who could get OEM leather in magma. oh well..
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Dear god, just pay someone to do it right the first time.

Yes, you can diy, but really, there are some things that are better left to people that know what they are doing.
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I don't have a garage at my home and I just don't feel like doing a headliner in my driveway. It's not that I'm scared to touch my own car, I do almost all of the work on my car myself and with friends who have shops/garages. And I'm not sure if any of my friends want to do a headliner or have the time. But if the material is backordered anyway...
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I don't have a garage at my home and I just don't feel like doing a headliner in my driveway. It's not that I'm scared to touch my own car, I do almost all of the work on my car myself and with friends who have shops/garages. And I'm not sure if any of my friends want to do a headliner or have the time. But if the material is backordered anyway...
I would say pull it yourself and have a professional do the recovering. The recovering process is incredibly time consuming and frustrating for DIYers. I can't tell you how many times I have rage quit and pulled the entire fabric back off.

Driving around without the headliner isn't that bad either so you'll still have use of the car while the panel is off being restored. Too bad we aren't closer. I have two slicktop headliners here already stripped.
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All I can say is I am glad the PO had a professional do mine.
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Mine was redone in alcantara, same w the rear package shelf, it looks awesome. I would agree in either having a pro do the entire job or do the removal yourself and prep yourself then have a pro install.
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What's everyone been paying to have the work done? Either remove and drop off, or have a pro do the removal?
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What's everyone been paying to have the work done? Either remove and drop off, or have a pro do the removal?
For the headliner only you should expect to pay $300-400 for labor. More depending on area and if you're having the shop do the removal/install too.
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Don't expect anything timely from veteranco. Very nice on the phone but the materials/colors we need for our headliners are stuck in Germany and or customs so they say. Better find an alternative...I did. Was waiting for close to 8 months before I threw in the towel.

I ended up going with auto grade alcantara in anthracite and titanium grey for the parcel shelf. Pretty happy with the results.

I was getting quotes of $600-1000 with me removing and bringing it in. Pretty straightforward with the DIY's here on the forum. If you have even a slight bit of detail in your persona you can do it yourself. No harm, you can always farm it out if you F it up.
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I would say pull it yourself and have a professional do the recovering. The recovering process is incredibly time consuming and frustrating for DIYers. I can't tell you how many times I have rage quit and pulled the entire fabric back off.

Driving around without the headliner isn't that bad either so you'll still have use of the car while the panel is off being restored. Too bad we aren't closer. I have two slicktop headliners here already stripped.
Yea man I can see myself doing the rage thing, that's definitely my style

Gonna tackle this next week ideally.
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