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alcantara Headliner

andrew1039

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Feb 2, 2020
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Hey guys was wondering if I can get some of your opinions on this matter
Was considering changing out the headliner out from the gray to a black alcantara
I was wondering if anyone knows if this is a hard/labour intensive process/ how hard is it to take out the headliner?
I want to get it done but I don’t want to spend thousands on it.
so I was curious if/ when I take it to a upholstery shop approx how much it might be and what I might be looking at in terms of labour.
 

glide

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Jun 6, 2018
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Hey guys was wondering if I can get some of your opinions on this matter
Was considering changing out the headliner out from the gray to a black alcantara
I was wondering if anyone knows if this is a hard/labour intensive process/ how hard is it to take out the headliner?
I want to get it done but I don’t want to spend thousands on it.
so I was curious if/ when I take it to a upholstery shop approx how much it might be and what I might be looking at in terms of labour.
Are you wrapping the existing headliner yourself?

purchasing a new one and having it professionally installed would cost multiple thousands of dollars.
 

andrew1039

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Feb 2, 2020
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Vancouver
Are you wrapping the existing headliner yourself?

purchasing a new one and having it professionally installed would cost multiple thousands of dollars.

No not wrapping myself
Would want to take the existing out and get it wrapped and put back the original (with the new wrap on it)
Doesn’t necessarily need to be alcantara maybe a some sort of black to be more cost effective
 
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andrew1039

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Feb 2, 2020
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Vancouver
While I was writing that I got an Idea
Do that make a spray on fabric dye of some sort maybe keep everything in place and tape off and spray To make a different colour?
 

glide

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Jun 6, 2018
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While I was writing that I got an Idea
Do that make a spray on fabric dye of some sort maybe keep everything in place and tape off and spray To make a different colour?
They do. Check out Rich Rebuilds’ YouTube channel.

I believe he did this to his Model S
 

Paul-K

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Jan 28, 2020
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Sonoma County, CA
Here or on the TOO forum, someone had a shop replace the headliner/pillar liners with alcantara. I think it cost them about $2k and was a place on the East Coast? Looked great in the photos.

If a shop here on the West coast did it, I’d consider it!
 

andrew1039

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Feb 2, 2020
202
43
Vancouver
Here or on the TOO forum, someone had a shop replace the headliner/pillar liners with alcantara. I think it cost them about $2k and was a place on the East Coast? Looked great in the photos.

If a shop here on the West coast did it, I’d consider it!

That’s pretty expensive..
Most of the roof is glass..
why so much?
 

glide

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Jun 6, 2018
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USA
Here or on the TOO forum, someone had a shop replace the headliner/pillar liners with alcantara. I think it cost them about $2k and was a place on the East Coast? Looked great in the photos.

If a shop here on the West coast did it, I’d consider it!
T-sport line does it on the west coast.

It’s expensive.
 

asian_xl

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Apr 24, 2016
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Hong Kong
^there are a lot of spray paint for interior plastic . I painted my Mazda 5 interior and the result ain't bad at all.

20190202_132931.jpg
 

TLLMRRJ

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Dec 19, 2019
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Houston
I've done a couple of large car headliners myself. It's a royal pain for a typical car to get the old headliner out, scrap off the old glue and foam, and get it back in without damaging it.

On the Model 3, it's a piece of cake. It's tiny considering the whole roof is glass, and it's divided in many sections. That makes it a super easy job to recover. It would be a simple DIY arts and crafts project to pull out the pieces, recover with the material of your choice that you buy in bulk, and reinstall. You'd have to be nuts to pay thousands for that job.
 

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