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Sagging headlining ... A fix it guide.

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Re: Sagging headlining ... A fix it guide.

Postby eddypeck » Wed May 07, 2014 11:32 am

Where are you mate, I'd be happy to give it a go.... can't be that hard ;-)
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Re: Sagging headlining ... A fix it guide.

Postby UKPR0 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:13 pm

DON'T use trimfix, it's absolute crap. No heat resistance at all, I had my headlining sagging after a few weeks. Any spray-on stuff is rubbish from what I've found.

I recommend using brush on high temp contact adhesive - there's a guy on eBay calling himself 'Martrim', he sells pots of the stuff and it's fantastic.

I know from experience as I've done around 3 of them. I'd be happy to reupholster peoples headlining's if the price was right, will post up some pics of my latest job when I'm home.
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Re: Sagging headlining ... A fix it guide.

Postby TeeTee » Sat Oct 04, 2014 11:35 am

A guide from Practical Classics, done here on a Maestro so there are some differences with a mk2, the main one being that the 'board' in a mk2 is very fragile polystyrene.

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Re: Sagging headlining ... A fix it guide.

Postby jshep73 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:24 pm

I have just finished covering and re-fitting my headlining.

First thing I would say is that it is not a 3 hour job!!! It took me at least 5. But I wasn't rushing and it was my first time.

One can of trimfix is plenty! Especially for a sunroof model. I did the headlining and parcel shelf and have some left. And I sprayed plenty! I really don't know how you could use 3 cans for this job.

One thing that wasn't mentioned in the guide was that after you have applied the new material you need to cut all the holes for screws. It makes things easier.

Slipping the headlining back into position is easy. But locating all the screw holes for all the fixings is a right pain. Especially as you are working above your head so your arms ache! Also the sunroof seal is a pain as the 2 front corners do not fit under a corner piece of metal. This needs to be unscrewed from above. Then you can get the seal in and screw the metal down. I only mention this as I did not need to move the metal to get the seal out.

The finished job looks completely standard and I am very happy with it.
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Re: Sagging headlining ... A fix it guide.

Postby big F » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:09 pm

Saw this guide a while ago. Over the years I've done a few Golf headlining, it certainly helps having two pair of hands to put it back in. It does get easier the more you do.
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Re: Sagging headlining ... A fix it guide.

Postby tabbie » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:03 am

I've always been surprised and proud of my non-sagging headlining until today....my mk2 keeps kicking me in my tender bits lately. I only use the darn thing for 6 short months a year.
Am starting to get annoyed now with the endless jobs.
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