I've never had to replace a sunroof either-ever. Many thanks in anticipation Click to expand. Went to the local hardware and bought some Krylon plastic paint that matched as close as possible. Keep your drains clean and you should never have a problem with water leaks destroying your headliner. Recovering it yourself, or at a shop, if done right will last the life of the truck or at least until it's next engine replacement. After 10 years it has it's share of scuffs and looks kind of gross. Headliner: Unfortunately I didn't document the removal process, but it is pretty straightforward.
Looks like a swede leather to me and I am happy and it will never need to be redone. It seems like they use a pretty thin fragile fabric in the headliner so I'm afraid to hit it with a strong brush or anything that could stretch it, tear it, or have it separating from the foam backing which has already happened in a few places. Speaking to the man that did my defender he said that he does more falcons and toyotas than landrovers! I went with truck bed lining because its super thick, tough and gave my headliner a bit more strength it was starting to crack in a few places. Land Rover Discovery Headlining Kits Land Rover headlining kits are the ideal way to recover a fallen, saggy, or stained headlining for your Land Rover or similar vehicle. Have yet to have a failure on any of my Discoveries. It's really not hard to get out and put back in.
Great effort on your first post! Vacuum it with a powerful handheld vacuum first, a lot of that dirt is probably just collected dust that should be fairly easy to vacuum away. I sprayed mine with textured black paint, if you'd like to see , You could drill holes and use very short clips I suppose, but then you would have to put new fabric on eventually, or you'd see the holes with paint. The headliner shop said thats a pretty common casualty. Do this once and you'll never touch it again. I just noticed that mine is starting to come off in the area of the second row seat grab handles. Would like to do myself.
I painted the headliner in my classic, it looked decent but was far from smooth, I didn't care it was a trail rig p. I never did end up painting mine, even though I have tan interior so it remains black. Once it started I sat inside and waited from some drips to start. Fabric paint I followed the directions kind of that I found on some website that I can't easily find now. Once thats all done you can drop the headliner. The headliner does need a fair amount of flex to be able to be fit in and out of the vehicle so you'll likely crack the bondo when re-installing it. We've tried to do it ourselves and it is just not worth the trouble when I can have it done for a fraction of replacement cost.
While it was raining I removed the silicon that was put there from the factory and I mixed the stuff up and applied the epoxy on all the joints and covered the cracks in the moulding. I was originally going to put in a camera but I the camera's I bought I've bought multiple not learning my lesson all embed the 'parking' lines on the image. Thanks for the responses to date, I was actually seeking suppliers of headlining material. Featuring enough brush nylon headlining material plus the necessary glues and adhesives to complete the job, our Land Rover headlining kits make life easy for motoring enthusiasts to restore their cabin interiors back to the presentable way they should be. Just take your time - I rushed it a little. Simply remove the card holding the old material, plus any residue, and apply the headlining back to the card, before re-installing this into the cabin roof of your Land Rover. I have had to replace the headliner on every car that I have owned in SoFla.
I sprayed mine with textured black paint, if you'd like to see , You could drill holes and use very short clips I suppose, but then you would have to put new fabric on eventually, or you'd see the holes with paint. I have owned a lot of cars over the years and not had any issues with headliners. Also -- the headliner is just like any other car. For what you're gonna pay for material, that's half what it should cost to have it recovered if you take it out of the truck. Then its just the small finishers like the sunroof clips and pull handles, volumetric sensor cover etc.
I want to paint my headliner, and I'm looking to get a nice smooth factory-ish finish with a matt paint in light grey to match the interior. I have checked numerous post re Headlining repair and intend to repair the sagging liner in my Discovery. I also ran a cable for a reverse camera if I ever chose to add one. Depends how picky you are Click to expand. The new one includes a new bolt pre-treated with Loctite.
You might want to buy some sunvisor clips now, everytime I remove them either the screw cover snaps off or the clip breaks. I did mine at least 3 years ago with zero issues. Sprayed the whole head liner with 2 cans, which just covered it. Trying to do it yourself wasn't an option considering the price to have if professionally done. Take your time and don't force anything and you'll be fine. What's the best way to fix this and how difficult is it? Side note, I have a 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe and have never had this problem with it - the headliner is still like new. Sunroof repair: I can't take credit for this fix, I saw some guy on YouTube do this.
Regarding the A-pillars, the fabric usually delaminates because of overspray of window cleaners and other chemicals during car washes. The headliner is pretty flexible and I don't think it would take much for the bondo to pop off. Fabric glued to a backing board. Could have gotten on-line but was in a hurry and wanted to practice with a cheep fabric. You need to remove all the A,B,C, and D pillar trim, along with all the stuff screwed into the roof.
Other things to check: My rear windshield washer sprayer was not working, at least not well, this was due to a cracked hose above the headliner. Especially when you are considering the cost of 5 cans of paint and all the hours of sanding and scrubbing to get most of the fibers off. He actually uses a commercial sound deadening liner material as used in trucks and machinery, not quite a factory look but he garentees for 10 yrs, the deefer is 12 and still good! I also leave my truck in the garage most of the time and don't drive it, haven't driven it since Sunday. Is this more specific to Land Rovers? More to follow later tonight. I'm also adding in additional lighting in the headliner and rear interior panels almost like pot lamps which I will post later. I will report shortly on the results of my enquiries with two Australian Companies that manufacture fabrics for automotive use.