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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 Fri, Jun-02-2017, 05:53:54 PM   #31
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On the topic of spraying it... spray it with glue and then flock it!
I saw a few posts on r3vlimited with this. Doesn't look bad at all!
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Old Sat, Jun-17-2017, 12:52:03 PM   #32
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Default Headliner materials?

What is the process for securing the back section of the headliner (the section along the rear window, between the c-pillars)? I ran it inside the metal seam but it came out when I was hitting triple digits at the track and was flopping everywhere. Maybe I don't have enough material on the headliner for it to squeeze tight enough into the seam to be secure(since I don't have fabric on my headliner). Is there something I'm overlooking, or do I likely just need to add material to the liner so it snugs into the metal seam.





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Old Sat, Dec-30-2017, 02:40:43 AM   #33
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For those who redid the headliner with foam back material, how is it holding up? Is it holding up better than the original factory headliner?

I am debating whether to just use material that isnít foam back at the cost of insulation and sound deadening properties.
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For those who redid the headliner with foam back material, how is it holding up? Is it holding up better than the original factory headliner?

I am debating whether to just use material that isn’t foam back at the cost of insulation and sound deadening properties.
Great.

My shop highly, highly recommended against a non foam backed Alcantara due to wrinkles, glue penetration, and bubbles. The foam backed stuff is much easier to work with, but it does have a life span of around 15 years until the foam eventually breaks down again. The foam helps take up any surface imperfections and helps smooth out the final look. It also helps keep the glue sealed and from seeping through.

Just an FYI out there to others. There is a black headliner that is of similar "thin" foam thickness of the OEM in the Honda sections of the replacement headliner books. This is what I used and looks great against the rest of the BMW interior. I redid the rear deck, A pillars, moon roof panel, and headliner.
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Old Sun, Dec-31-2017, 05:47:22 AM   #35
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I have done a lot of headliners on E32, E34, E31 and E36 over the past 15 years. With foam is much easier to hide wrinkles, glue penetration, rough board surface.
Have done it on my M3 2 years ago with 3mm foam backed headliner material.
Glue is never the problem that a headliner comes down, it is the old foam which is disintegrating.
In case you want to do a headliner without foam, you need to do a lot of preparatory work on the board, filling small uneven surface etc, same like you prepare a metal part for painting.
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following up on this. how many yards will cover the headliner?
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Old Fri, Jan-18-2019, 04:13:25 PM   #37
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following up on this. how many yards will cover the headliner?
I ordered two yards, which was perfect for the headliner. I didn't do pillars or anything.
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I ordered two yards, which was perfect for the headliner. I didn't do pillars or anything.
perfect thanks! my pillars and sunroof are in good shape so I just wanted to make sure.
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What are people being quoted these days for a full headliner install, including a-pillar and rear deck?
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What are people being quoted these days for a full headliner install, including a-pillar and rear deck?
Mine was about $375 for all those items with the same material. I had the moon roof slide covered as well.
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