Roofliner refurbishment

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hilko
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Roofliner refurbishment

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Well, I guess eventually it will happen to all cars. Even to the ones that spend most of their time in an airconditioned garage.
The roofliner fabric started getting loose to a point of no return.
The foam backing degrades over time and turns to dust.
Since my goal was to preserve the car as close to 100% originality I searched for months to get the original fabric but my quest was to no avail.
The challenge was to find and install a thin fabric that wouldn't jam the sunroof.
FInally I found something that looks pretty close to the original stuff. The roof is now fitted with alcantara.
It was quite a challenge but it all worked out fine.
Please find attached the final result.

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AlfaWhiz
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Re: Roofliner refurbishment

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Wow! I must say, amazing work, looks great! :D

As you say, it's inevitable and sooner or later we all will have to face it. So far I'm pretending mine is fine, as it's only sagging a bit above the sunvisors, which conveniently hold it up. But the day will come for sure. Glad to have your tip.

Any specific type of Alcantara that works for this (thickness, weight, color)?
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