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My headliner is coming down rapidly... Motorsports says black is N/A but they have red or tan. Any other place to get a new black headliner?
 

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> My headliner is coming down rapidly...
> Motorsports says black is N/A
> but they have red or tan. Any other place to
> get a new black headliner?

This is a job for the local upholstery shop.

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> My headliner is coming down rapidly...
> Motorsports says black is N/A
> but they have red or tan. Any other place to
> get a new black headliner?

I DON'T UNDERSTAND...UPOLSTERY SHOP?
GO TO YOUR NEARBY FABRIC STORE, GET WHATEVER COLOR YOUR LITTLE HEART DESIRES OF VINYL CLOTH.
NOW GO TO YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENT STORE AND GET A CAN OF COUNTERTOP ADHESSIVE.
GO HOME AND REMOVE YOUR HEADLINER,TAKE OFF OLD VINYL COVER,CLEAN THE PRESSED BOARD,SPREAD ON ADHESIVE EVENLY,LAY THE NEW VINYL OVER THE TOP, SMOOTH OUT THE BUBBLES,LET DRYABOUT 30 MIN.

TRIM EDGES LEAVING AN INCH AROUND THE SIDES,TURN OVER APPLY ADHESIVE TO THE EDGES AND FOLD THE VINYL ONTO THE GLUE.

REINSTALL HEADLINER,FIND THE SCREW HOLES MAKE A SMALL HOLE IN VINYL AND INSERT SCREW WITH MIRROR OR VISOR,ETC...

THE WHOLE TASK SHOULD ONLY TAKE ABOUT THREE HOURS.
AND COST ABOUT 15.00.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOOSE?

IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT THEN PAY 60 TO 100. FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO DO IT.
 

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> I DON'T UNDERSTAND...UPOLSTERY SHOP?

They have the inside line on precisely replicating the original headliner. They can get you the material, and if they're reputable, they'll have no objection to you installing it yourself if that's your bag. I suppose you could instead go to the local sewing hobby center, but good luck spending your time there productively. ;^)

BTW, I'm talking about AUTOMOTIVE upholstery shops, in case anyone got confused here. :)

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I had mine replaced by a local shop that specializes in auto trim and glass replacement. I don't recall if they had black, but vinyl was not available. Cost was $100. Later, I replaced the rear upholstry myself. Just buy the material and get a can of spray adhesive (any auto parts store) and have at it. I found out that the headliner material for my Z would have cost $10
 

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> I DON'T UNDERSTAND...UPOLSTERY SHOP?
> GO TO YOUR NEARBY FABRIC STORE, GET WHATEVER
> COLOR YOUR LITTLE HEART DESIRES OF VINYL
> CLOTH.
> NOW GO TO YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENT STORE AND
> GET A CAN OF COUNTERTOP ADHESSIVE.
> GO HOME AND REMOVE YOUR HEADLINER,TAKE OFF
> OLD VINYL COVER,CLEAN THE PRESSED
> BOARD,SPREAD ON ADHESIVE EVENLY,LAY THE NEW
> VINYL OVER THE TOP, SMOOTH OUT THE
> BUBBLES,LET DRYABOUT 30 MIN.

> TRIM EDGES LEAVING AN INCH AROUND THE
> SIDES,TURN OVER APPLY ADHESIVE TO THE EDGES
> AND FOLD THE VINYL ONTO THE GLUE.

> REINSTALL HEADLINER,FIND THE SCREW HOLES
> MAKE A SMALL HOLE IN VINYL AND INSERT SCREW
> WITH MIRROR OR VISOR,ETC...

> THE WHOLE TASK SHOULD ONLY TAKE ABOUT THREE
> HOURS.
> AND COST ABOUT 15.00.

> WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOOSE?

> IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT THEN PAY 60 TO 100. FOR
> SOMEONE ELSE TO DO IT.

I found that spray adhesive works very well. Available at all auto parts stores.
 

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> My headliner is coming down rapidly...
> Motorsports says black is N/A
> but they have red or tan. Any other place to
> get a new black headliner?

Joe,
If your current headliner material is in good shape, get some 3M spray contact adhesive and stick it back up. If you do it at the proper temperature and are careful you do it with minimal hassle, have an OEM liner, and it will look fine.
Personally, I'm eventually going to take mine to an automotive trim shop and have headliner, seats and trim all done in leather. Love the smell. Love the feel.
Phantom
 

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> My headliner is coming down rapidly...
> Motorsports says black is N/A
> but they have red or tan. Any other place to
> get a new black headliner?
Take your headliner down & carry it over to a fabrics store. Then match it up with the closest or most agreeable choice. You then use your old headliner as a template to cut it to pattern. This is CHEAP & it works. By the way while your headliner is down insulate and rustproof. Have fun & use your savings to buy something else!
 
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