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Headliner Replacment vs Repair
Their are many Questions you need to ask of the trim shop your going to deal with, more so you need to be educated in the "Facts of what your going to have done to your Landrover".
I'll give you a few examples for you to consider:
#1) The Thickness of the Materail should only ever be 1/8th inch as Original.
which includes the foam backing and the cloth.
#2) 1/4 inch material is mostly used in the industry on Domestice Cars, The problem is the thickness will fill in your map pockets, your visors will not recess properly back into postion,It will push up th Binding around the headliner board and applie additional stress on your Sunroof Guides and Slider Sunshade.
#3) Even Bigger problem with the 1/4 inch is its only 54 inches wide the rangerovers and Series 1 and 2's are designed for 60 inch.
#4) The 1/8 th inch Materail is 60 inches wide, this is the Materail which is designed for your Vehicle.
#5) Most shops will tell you that the Original thickness materail is not availible, so the take the 1/4 inch turn the materail sideways and sew a seam in the materail and install it into your Landrover. Now from Grab handle to Grab Handle in the rear you have a big Fatty Seam. DONT LET THEM DO THIS. THE MATERAIL THAT IS DESIGNED IS AVAILIBLE.They tell you this because they dont want to spend the money to purchase additional materail they dont use.
#6) The Non-Sunroof series II is harder to do than the Dual Sunroof series II.
#7)The overall job takes 3 Hours, Rangerover or Series Models, the job does Not tahe 3 days, Seats and window's do not need to come out, heck not even the sunroofs need to be removed on a Series Model unless you have a Rangrover, just the glass will need to be removed.
#8) If they ask you to bring iyour landrover to thier shop for a Estimate their telling you they dont know your vehicle,so why would you pay less for someone to work on your investment when they dont have the experence.It will end up costing you more money in the long run.Broken Clips,Molding, Perhaps even the sunroof tracks,rails etc...
#9) I Charge $425 localy for either Rangerover or Series Models, they all take for the most part the Beige, I use the same materail in your Landrover as i use at Landrover of Orlando on their Customer Vehicles and Vehicles under Warranty.
I have the closest match in color to Origainl that you will find, Plus all our work is covered with a written Warranty for as long as you own your Car, Truck.( Life Time Warranty ).
Let me know how i can help. Have a great weekend.