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      09-15-2009, 04:58 PM   #1
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Inexpensive alternative to full anthracite headliner diy

Im not spending $1500 for a anthracite headliner. So heres a much cheaper solution. Buy all the trim pieces (a,b,c pillars, air bag logo, oh crap handles, etc) and then spray the fabric yourself.

Yes a few have talked about it, but not done it yet. Ive change the interior fabric color on many cars without a problem. First im going to change the trunk area from grey to black as an example since its easier and I want the whole interior to match. Then remove the headliner, change it to black and buy the plastic pieces from tischer.

Should only take a day and cost a fraction of the price of the full headliner. Ill post pics along the way when I start sometime soon.

Update: Here is some pics of the trunk area dyed black. The headliner will be done the same way. As the pics show, it looks just like stock black carpet.
Update 2: Trunk area finished.

I used duplicolor gloss black fabric and vinyl spray. About three light coats. You dont want it too many coats. Just a slight color change so it looks natural. It still feels and acts just like carpet.







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Interesting idea...
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Already begun the trunk area. Ill post some pics later tonight or tomorrow when its done.
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sounds like an interesting idea..can't wait to see how it turns out
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Waiting.. for..pics...
Should be up tomorrow sometime. I ran out of dye and the store was closed. Only half done now. About 50% of the trunk area will be done tomorrow. It should give a good indication of what the headliner would look like.
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This should be good. I wish my headliner was black.
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Heres the parts list with pricing. Not all of these parts are needed since we will not be buying the actual headliner. Just buying the pillars and little plastic bits. Also, the dome lights must be painted as well. Buying a new unit requires programming, so I will be using plasti-dip + gloss clear, or trim black to change the dome light unit.

It looks like around $220 for all the parts besides the sun visors which I cant find a price for yet. $200 or $300 for parts, plus a few hours to remove the headliner, dye, and replace. Simple. Stay tuned.

Left Sun Visor, Anthracite 51 16 7 960 063 ??
Right Sun Visor, Anthracite 51 16 7 960 064 ??
Sun Visor Bracket, Black 51 16 7 896 985 $1.50
Left Column A Cover, Anthracite 51 43 7 960 057 $27.05
Right Column A Cover, Anthracite 51 43 7 960 058 $27.05
Cover Cap, "AIRBAG", Black 51 43 2 251 367 $1.23
Left Column B Cover, Top, Anthracite 51 43 7 960 059 $29.94
Right Column B Cover, Top, Anthracite 51 43 7 960 060 $34.38
Left Column C Cover, Anthracite 51 43 7 960 061 $29.23
Right Column C Cover, Anthracite 51 43 7 960 062 $29.23
Cover Cap, "AIRBAG", Black 51 43 8 036 247 $0.86
Moulded Roof Lining, Anthracite 51 44 7 838 455 $629.34
Synthetic Strip, Anthracite 54 10 8 036 477 $24.64
Velour Sunroof Cover, Anthracite 54 10 8 036 474 $116.43
Rear Headliner Cover, Anthracite 51 44 7 960 075 $15.70
Front Handle, Anthracite 51 16 7 896 987 $11.40
Front Cover, Black 51 16 7 896 988 $0.52
Clothing Hook, Black 51 16 7 008 685 $10.82
Third Brake Light, Black 63 25 7 146 059 $79.40
Felt Strip 51 16 8 160 842 $0.14
Mirror Lamp 63 31 6 962 013 $8.06
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Dumb question...won't it smell like paint inside your car for a while?
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Dumb question...won't it smell like paint inside your car for a while?
Yes, the dye has a smell. Id leave the finished pieces outside of the car for awhile. The smell only lasts a day or so if you dont leave the pieces sit outside for a day. Febreze or something takes the smell away no problem though.

Ive had cars where I put the pieces back in right away and the smell wasnt bad enough to be a distraction.
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Somebody just wrapped their stuff in I believe alcantra a few weeks ago. It looked sick. Wrapped the mirrors and all and painted the lights.
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Somebody just wrapped their stuff in I believe alcantra a few weeks ago. It looked sick. Wrapped the mirrors and all and painted the lights.
Really? Id like to see that.
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subscribed, like to see how much its cost just to swap the interior with the oem black parts. stupid gray interior
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Really? Id like to see that.
I know I saw pictures. Pretty sure its somewhere around here but I'm way to lazy to search.
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I know I saw pictures. Pretty sure its somewhere around here but I'm way to lazy to search.
subscribed, and I'd also like to see these pics
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Funny you mention that, I am trying the same project this week, and you're local too! I ripped the headliner out on saturday as my car is at the body shop for an m-tech kit install.

What materials are you using? I am using RIT dye in a spray bottle, but I am worried about it rubbing off. Any tips? Here are before pics, yes my garage is messy.
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