Headliner · Original cabinets makeover · Upholstery

Headliner trim replacement

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Headliner trim will cover all cables.

Sometimes those little things to do just don’t get done. It took me ages to replace the old trims who broke off when I tried to remove them. Now I finally found a German company selling on Ebay (thanks to GMC people on facebook) who could deliver the right size 10cm and the exact same finish as the original. (http://stores.ebay.de/Febaus-Rolloshop/Kunststoffleisten). I paid 18 euro for 6 meter.

After cutting the length to size, the shape needs to be adjusted with a heat gun.   Today I have done this.  It is a bit off work as you have to heat (20 sec) and fold it and hold it until it cools (20sec) off every 10-15cm but after painting, I am satisfied with the result.  The following pictures are from the internet.  The curve is more like the original and not as the picture but you get an idea how to do it.

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Source internet: Use a paint stick and heat gun
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Source internet: Use another paint stick to fold the warm plastic down.
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Source internet: If you are not clipping this behind the strip you could use industrial velcro instead. There is no space for me in the headliner to do this.
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Source internet: I use 10 cm just enough to cover it up.

The final step is to paint it in the same color of the headliner and cabinets so it will blend in nicely and cut out some pieces now and then.  To secure it on the metal I am thinking on using velcro tape glued on wood.

This is the result:

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After: new trims painted
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After: new trim is  molded into shape with a heat gun.
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Before; old trim with a connection in the middle.

 

 

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