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 Post subject: roof fabric sagging
Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:10 pm 
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is there anything i can do to stop the roof fabric sagging. if i can't, how do i fix it?
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 Post subject: Re: roof fabric sagging
Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:14 pm 
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Not the roof lining falling was a factory fitted option. It does make for a handy turban or beenie in winter but. :mrgreen:
Only thing you can do is join the many thousands of E series owners out there who have had theirs retrimmed. You will be looking at around the $170 to $200 mark.

 

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 Post subject: Re: roof fabric sagging
Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:16 pm 
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I'll probably retrim it then, thanks. i didn't like the look of the turban, but beanie could work.
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 Post subject: Re: roof fabric sagging
Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:27 pm 
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i used thumb tacks in mine. it works well

 

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 Post subject: Re: roof fabric sagging
Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:06 pm 
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there is a bonding spray u can get at automotive stores specifically for carpets and roof linings,just take the headlining out,make sure u do it carefully,it can be a bit tricky,either using the original fabric or buying new fabric,bond it back to the headlining,u can use a paint roller to get a smooth result. or just get a second hand one in decent condition from the wreckers for about $50.
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 Post subject: Re: roof fabric sagging
Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:15 pm 
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i redone mine in the xh ute on monday,i used spray on contact adhesive ($10-12 a tin) and just looks like factory trimmed one it was easy to do too but been ute theres alot less to do.I did find i had to give it one coat and let it dry then put 2nd coat on let it tack off and put lining on...

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 Post subject: Re: roof fabric sagging
Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:02 am 
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i paid 25 dollars for one from the wreckors, oh and you dont have to take out the windscreen to fit them like everyone says, all your do is put it through your back door, you have to be carefull not to fold it to hard and crease it.
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 Post subject: Re: roof fabric sagging
Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:04 am 
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oh! and while its out, if you dont have one already, you can install a fairmont interior lamp by unpluging the standard one and plugging the good one in.
just pocket it while your pulling the roof lining out. ;)
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 Post subject: Re: roof fabric sagging
Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:56 pm 
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yeah pick and pay less can be a great place to pick up the little pointless pieces for your car for free. lol. got a keypad,some new interior lights,proper interior screws...all free lol. its ok though they ripped me off for some other larger parts. so they got even. lol.
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 Post subject: Re: roof fabric sagging
Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:38 am 
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hahaha or you just bring a big tool chest and load the f**k up! i got thermofans out, just slid em under the fence haha! :P
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 Post subject: Re: roof fabric sagging
Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:19 am 
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I replaced my roof lining almost a year ago.Mine was sagging and looked terrible.The worst part in replacing the material is removing the orange foamy crap so that you will have a good adhesion.It ownly cost me $50 to do the whole job.Replaced with new material and bought some cans of spray adhesive from Lincraft.

I think my job was done A OK lol.Because it hasnt sagged or come away especially when its been through 2 very hot summers.(Lot of people reckon you should get it retrimmed by a Professional,because it will sagg if you do it yourself.)But i have seen prefessional work it sagg within a week...

 

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 Post subject: Re: roof fabric sagging
Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:27 am 
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Will ef-el roof linings fit into eb ,i had a shot at resticking mine and must say its a poor effort on my part ,
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