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    Thanks for that - I was just going to be lazy and paint them black! New Member in the FamilyNew Member in the Family
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    Quote Originally Posted by grey_ghost View Post
    Thanks for that - I was just going to be lazy and paint them black! New Member in the FamilyNew Member in the Family
    I painted my plastic bumpers on my civic rally x with normal rattle cans, with the cheap brand that repco carries it's apparently an enamel. It's a few years old but other than fading a tiny bit it's still in good shape no cracks in them and it's been abused. I was gonna spring for the bumper paint because it flexes but I figured I'd break the bumper before it cracks but not yetNew Member in the Family

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    Bit of an update

    Hi All,

    So the next project that I need to get stuck into is the Freelander 1 or as SWMBO calls it "Hippo".

    I dragged it out of the shed on Saturday:



    Wash it:



    Here is an example of one of the new (but dirty wheels):



    After quite some cleaning (degreaser worked well on the inside of the wheel):



    All wheels cleaned:



    And fitted:



    I've started ordering parts for it...

    Cheers,
    GG
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    Head liner - what fun

    So last night I tackled the head liner... I'm beginning to think that this will be the most modern land rover that I will work on. And I thought that that '90 Range Rover was bad...

    In order to remove the head liner - which has to be fixed, as it won't pass a RWC - you need to remove:

    Multiple circular clips on the head liner
    Grab Handles
    Front Roof Light
    Middle Roof Light
    Tops of the door rubbers (front seats, rear seats, tailgate)
    A-Pillars
    B-Pillars
    C-Pillars (but to do these, you have to remove the trim beneath the C Pillars)
    Tailgate sill plate

    I think that's about it....













    I then got the head liner out - this is how it came out. It's worse in real life - because it is lying flat you can't see all of the bad bits:



    Here I have removed all of the foam material:



    I am undecided - I may just re-glue the existing fabric down (it's a little dirty, with one tear in it - but it's light & free) OR I might replace it (a lot more work).

    Decisions, decisions.

    I thing that I do know - I don't want to do this job again...

    If I ever meet up with the bloke that sold me this thing...

    Cheers,
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    Many years back I had the Defender headlining replaced.

    The foam backing breaks down and the lining falls, if you glue back the original all the bumps, old glue/foam etc will show because the foam backing helps hide the imperfections.
    The droopy lining happens to a lot of old vehicles, always the foam backing that fails

    Any motor trimmer will have headlining material, may not be exactly the same but you'll find something similar. If you clean up the headlining board the cost will come down. A small piece of old carpet rubbed over the panel will remove the old crumbly foam.

    Next....take it to the trimmer.
    Or....try it yourself. Source the headlining material, a few cans of spray glue and off you go. I was warned it's not as easy as it looks, if you push too hard on the material the glue gets into the foam and onto the back of the material and you end up with a dint that doesn't come out. Do this a few times and the material is attached to the board but looks rubbish.

    Might be worth talking to a motor trimmer first with size etc. and you can choose a headlining material.

    Many years back the 3 headlining sections of the Defender cost $120 to get done....might have been a cash deal I can't remember

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    I heard from a friend who did it that you have to be careful what glue is used or there can be stains on the headlining.
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    Thanks everyone... I bought a glue that dries clear and am still investigating fabrics.. I will be thoroughly cleaning the surface if I decide to give it a go... New Member in the Family
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    Quote Originally Posted by grey_ghost View Post
    Thanks everyone... I bought a glue that dries clear and am still investigating fabrics.. I will be thoroughly cleaning the surface if I decide to give it a go... New Member in the Family
    I've used Daleys for vinyl, thread etc., they also have headlining material.

    Daley's - Product Catalogue >> Mustang Headlining


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    '60 SII 109 ute (gone)
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    Vincent Rapide, Panther M100, Norton BIG4, Electra & Navigator, Matchless G80C

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    Wonder where you could get some fabric from...? 😉


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    I got matching fabric for the disco at AFD Australia in campberfeild, cost $120 including the glue. Dont get a drum, get 2 cans. They are $30 each 🤤 or a drum for $35 but you need a spray gun. Its not worth brushing you will most likely get finger prints in the fabric as you stretch and smooth it.
    Its a very easy job with the right glue ive done heaps, but I cant stress how important it is to get the right glue otherwise you will be doing it again next summer.

    Get the right glue 🤣

    Cheers Jim

    Super 77 is the generic glue but any fabric supply with have their own brand

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