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    Default BF Roof Lining

    Guys my roof lining ifs falling off. Apparently not an easy fix without replacing.

    Can anyone give me recommendations in Adelaide for someone who can do the replacement? And an approximate price?

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    Default Re: BF Roof Lining

    Cannot help you on who can do it for you in Adelaide but a few people I know have had them replaced for price around the $350 mark in Melbourne, looked good what I've seen.

    Don't bother trying to fix/adhesive as it usually fails after short time.
    Last edited by PD56; 25-02-2017 at 01:01 PM.

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    Default Re: BF Roof Lining

    I'm getting mine repaired in Melbourne (eastern suburbs) in a couple of weeks for $290.

    According to the upholsterer he does a Ford once a week. They are bad but he said if Ford had used a bit more fabric so it overlapped around the roof mould then it would have been more robust.

    The adhesive begins to let go at the edges (in my case) and the fact that Ford did not wrap the edges of the fabric around the roof plastic mould (they just cut the fabric to the exact size of the roof mould) means that it just begins to drop at the edges. The only real way to fix it is remove the mould (not sure if this is the right word) that the fabric is attached to, clean it off, glue more replacement fabric to the mould (and this time cut the fabric slightly bigger than the mould so there is a few centimetres of overlap) and replace. The job is done in a day but they need to remove the inner roof mould to do the job properly. I saw them doing a Camry at the time I was there.

    When I took my car in for the upholsterer to have a look at it he told me it would probably be letting go at the back as well (just near the rear windscreen). Sure enough when I had a look it was starting to fall away there as well.

    He also said he can't get the exact same colour fabric for my BA anymore but the replacement colour he showed me is close enough. (He also said Camry's are bad!).

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    Default Re: BF Roof Lining

    Yes same as kwaka738, got my old BA wagon done for a similar price. I had thumb tacks all over the front and a bit in the rear middle as it was sagging.

    I did a gumtree search in the area and took it to one of the first ones that looked reasonable to fix it. Took a few hours and colour slightly different but it looks good. And like kwaka738 they wrapped the extra around the edges to last longer.

    Good luck.



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    Default Re: BF Roof Lining

    Well I had the same problem. My came away around the front windscreen & also the rear window at the edges. I used a UHU glue stick, first I peeled the entire edge away back about 75 -100mm. Then applied a liberal amount of UHU glue to the roof lining board. This was left for a few minutes then the loose lining pushed back into place. The first lot came away about a year ago , last lot 6 months ago. So far no more problems. Also had a 1989 Pulsar with the same problem but the fabric disintegrated so the lining board was removed cleaned sealed & contact paper applied. Lasted for a long time & was still in place when the car was sold. Nice wood grain finish!

    I will be interested to see how long my fix lasts.
    Cheers
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    Default Re: BF Roof Lining

    I found the guys at Falcon Spares & Repairs at 10 Liston Road Lonsdale SA 5106 very helpful, its a wrecker but they do car upholstery repairs as well, as one of the guys is a motor trimmer. They were pulling the lining from a BA wreck to fix it up for a client. Call them on 8322 3277. No idea of the price but most likely similar to Melbourne without the frieght.

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    Default Re: BF Roof Lining

    In my experience it is NOT the glue that lets go. It is the actual foam layer that breaks down and separates. It basically turns to powder from the heat.
    Never had a Japanese car do this, even 35 year old ones.

    I have repaired by spraying a proper high temperature adhesive after removing the old lining. Messy job.

    Important to only apply a light coating of contact to the liner and material otherwise you get dark spots where the excessive glue leaks through and it looks crap. Nasty stuff to clean out of the air gun though...

    I tried brushing the contact on once. Just don't.

    Just a follow up for those interested.

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    Default Re: BF Roof Lining

    UHU glue is fantastic and it worked on my Territory.

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