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Does anyone have any vendor recommendations for a replacement headliner kit?  I am thinking it is the onbly interior piece I'm not replacing on one of my cars, so I may as well.....

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headliner mart in texas who is goliners on ebay

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Mine as well as others I've talked too have had the seams come apart after installation.  Do you homework and see if you need to get the seams reinforced before getting it installed. 

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1 hour ago, esty said:

headliner mart in texas who is goliners on ebay

This guy and his product was perfect. I had it installed by the guy who was doing my seats. Glad I paid to have it done!

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1 hour ago, KenH said:

Mine as well as others I've talked too have had the seams come apart after installation.  Do you homework and see if you need to get the seams reinforced before getting it installed. 

Wait... Where did you get yours?  

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+1 for goliners on ebay. I enjoyed installing it also. It really wasn't that bad. There are so many good write ups and videos it takes all the guess work out of the project.

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17 hours ago, Hodgepodge said:

Wait... Where did you get yours?  

 

It was a BMW replacement part.

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goliner seams are all sewn, not glued or however its done, no issues with the seams pulling apart

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goliners material doesn't look correct vs the original? Unless I am missing something on the bay page? I had a BMW replacement attempt to go in today and my upholsterer split the seam on the final pass to remove some wrinkles! Grrrrrrrr, I need another now!

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11 hours ago, KenH said:

 

It was a BMW replacement part.

That's interesting.  I guess I will avoid the OEM version, then.  

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Bumping this thread. Does anyone currently sell a headliner in the original fabric pattern? W&N only has the raw material. Sounds like the last batch from BMW had flimsy seams? If I want the original material, do I have to DIY or take it to an upholstery $hop?

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BuyOEM from Blunttech or other BMW vendor of your choice and then ask an upholsterer to reinforce the seams with stitching.  World Upholstery will stitch you a new headliner using the original BMW 2002 material or any other OEM material they have in stock e.g., E21 headliner material. 

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I had a good experience with Headliner Mart product.  I had no issues with the seams- the stitching never failed, even with a lot of tugging and stretching during installation. There was plenty of additional material supplied for my sunroof panel as well.  I would definitely not use contact cement to attach the liner.  Mine would not grip well, and released slowly, even after a weeks drying time.  I had good results using the 3M weather strip cement.

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I bought OEM from Blunt after he assured me that the tearing seam problem batch had been removed. I had it installed by a professional and of course it separated at the seam during installation. The installer took it down and resewed it and reinstalled it and it came out great in the end. I went back to Blunt and explained the situation, and to this day I have heard nothing from him in regards to reimbursing for the extra few hundred Dollars that cost.

 

And I have his emailing telling me this batch of headliners had been checked.... 

 

Let me say I have always had great experiences previously with Steve and I love their service. I am not sure why I got no response, I understand they are middle men, But this was an unfortunate situation.  

 

So I would stay away from the OEM headliners. 

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