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Old 12-21-2015, 12:38 PM
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Not a terrible job. I took the last one to a local upholstery shop and they replaced the material for ~$120.
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Old 12-21-2015, 03:59 PM
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$120 = smoking hot deal, IMO.

Tito: 3M makes several contact adhesives. In my experience, not all will work well. I no longer have a can of it, but recall it was advertised as a "Super Adhesive". I bought it at an auto trim shop. Another recommended is Scotch brand "Super 77 Multi-Purpose Adhesive."
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will give it a shot eventually, even though I keep thinking a handful of well placed thumb tacks might do just as good....and I might start with them until I get around to that part of this effort...smile.
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I never had any luck gluing headliners back up. Problem always seemed the foam liner. Once it starts to deteriorate there isn't a stable surface to glue to.
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Old 12-22-2015, 12:04 AM
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good point

In a previous e36 I tried the 3M stuff while in the car. Wasnt horrible but there were a few wrinkles and fingerprints. Gloves dont seem to help with this job, somehow some way odds are you'll get some dirt on the headliner. If you dont care about looks I would have a go with spray adhesive. As mentioned skip the cheaper stuff, I used the ~$18/can stuff and it held. Also one of those times where the instructions are important.
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Old 12-22-2015, 08:30 AM
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thanks for the advice...

we will see what happens...always other options if this one fails...
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Old 12-22-2015, 09:49 AM
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TR: I always removed the entire headliner (a cardboard-like thing on which the fabric was glued). Then scraped off all the old adhesive. Then sprayed the contact adhesive and after 10 minutes of set-up time applied the fabric. This last step is the tricky part where you need a second pair of hands.

Yes, the correct adhesive was about $18/can as I now recall, and you will need 2 cans.
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Not a terrible job. I took the last one to a local upholstery shop and they replaced the material for ~$120.
x2, I've had to replace a few headliners over the years, and I've never paid more than ~$150 for a professional job at an automotive upholstery shop. Joe's Upholstery in Frederick, MD does excellent quality work and the price is right. You could even consider a WYIT upgrade, like alcantara or other nice material.
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Let me know when you're ready to sell my car back to me! Preferably after you get all the repairs done. That was the first car I bought off the lot new. It replaced my first 944.
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Old 12-23-2015, 01:18 PM
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I think this one is a keeper. It is the first BMW I ever drove and what led me to buy the e30 for myself. I knew eventually the boys would not have the patience to keep an older car and would be unwilling to take the time and energy to fix the things that might happen. Knowing that it is all original and never been in an accident etc (presuming you never had an accident)...I think the car is going to be mine for quite some time...so don't hold your breath...smile...but if I do decide to move into an M3...will let you have first dibs..
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