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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 Sun, Aug-07-2011, 04:04:27 AM   #1
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Default Headliner fix DIY

Well my headliner was falling off so I decided to fix it rather than paying 350 bux for a new one.
I took it off... it peeled off easy. Then I washed it in the washing machine, even included a little fabric softner
I then sanded down the actual headliner board.
It actually turned out perfect.
I then used 3M trim glue and a hairdryer to apply it back on.
Here are the images


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Old Sun, Aug-07-2011, 04:52:06 AM   #2
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Interesting. So you reapplied the original fabric? How did it turn out. You don't show any pics of it when completed. I had to do this a few weeks ago, but I took it to an upolstery shop and got it redone for under $80.
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Pics of finished liner? I'm skeptical.
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Here are the picts wish I took more... I was surprised how well it turned out.
I looked at many fabrics but nothing was close that I found to the original..... I actually didnt expect the washing machine to clean it without ruining it, but it did.
The hardest part was aligning the old fabric back on... I had to stretch it and glue it by small areas which was a PITA.
Also I did get some glue in a small spot but managed to take it almost all off with some water.
This is the link to the video that gave me the idea to try this.
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Overall I would recommend paying someone else to do it, unless you are motivated to try this.





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iv0Hl3VnpxY
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Sorry, but that pic is of no help. Thanks though.
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Mine is starting to sag, not bad but on the corners...blasted Heat and humidity! I may have to do this soon.
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Headliners help reflect the heat from outside sunlight and they also add visual appeal to the interior. Washing a headliner improperly can do extreme harm to the headliner. Washing the headliner correctly, though, may add years to the life of the interior of your automobile. Article resource: How to clean your car headliner. To maintain cleanliness inside your car, practice to immediately remove any unnecessary things or return things in proper places after using them. With this, you can be assured of a neat, pleasurable, and a worry and hustle free driving experience.
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Headliners help reflect the heat from outside sunlight and they also add visual appeal to the interior. Washing a headliner improperly can do extreme harm to the headliner. Washing the headliner correctly, though, may add years to the life of the interior of your automobile. Article resource: How to clean your car headliner. To maintain cleanliness inside your car, practice to immediately remove any unnecessary things or return things in proper places after using them. With this, you can be assured of a neat, pleasurable, and a worry and hustle free driving experience.
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Congratulations! You win the Trifecta! You have just won the "Cut-N-Paste Post" Award, the "Most Non-Helpful Post" Award AND the "Most Counterproductive Post" Award! And all with the same post! This is truly amazing! You must be thrilled!

"Washing" a 13+ year old headliner with deteriorated glue backing is sure to bring it right down the rest of the way, which will help the economy by driving thousands of E36 owners to the local body shop to have it repaired! Brilliant thinking! I am saddened that I already refinished mine and can not partake in this grand experiment.

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Man nice view. You running $hit IRL?
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Man nice view. You running $hit IRL?
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