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Yes there is, with enough left over to do about half a roof again. A couple of people have used the excess to trim the pillar trims and still had bits left over.

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Just picked my car up. New Headling fitted by Joe in Bookham.

Absolutely brilliant job, looks beautiful! Very pleased.

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photos please....

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Here's how the amateur side is doing so far.

There is plenty of material supplied by Martrim and a quick phone call provided useful advice to do it in two sections and lay the glue on the fabric first in one direction and then at 90 degrees on the board.

With two people, one on either side seemed to be the easiest way and you do need quite strong fingers to press the fabric into the grab handle recesses. Otherwise straight forward. Some plastic underneath stops the glue getting everywhere.

Still have to do the blind and trim round the edges so will post more when that's done.

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When you come to trimming, remember to wrap the material around at the front and on either side at the rear between the C and D pillars rather than cut to the edge of the board. These are the two areas where the rubber trims don't cover the edges.

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Good point. Thanks Richard.

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Yes, be sure to leave extra to wrap around. Not doing that is the main mistake I made. Unless you are looking for mistakes you'd never see it though.
The other mistake I made was doing a very poor job of the sunroof blind. As per the original, I peeled the foam backing off of the fabric and the glue bled through the fabric. How have the rest of you done the blind? Do you leave the foam backing on and just strip it off on the edges so it can fit the sliders? Or be very careful to only use a little bit of glue?

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I'm just doing the sun blind and only found very thin fabric left on the old covering where the sliders go so was going to follow that and rub the foam off and just very lightly glue the fabric.

I did get a couple of tiny wrinkles by the grab handles and did manage to ease the fabric off without damaging the foam so will have a second shot at chasing them out.

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Did you screw the grab handles in? I found that once they're in place they smooth/cover most errors.

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I'm still fiddling around with the blind but thanks for the tip on the grab handles. I may be getting a bit too ocd!

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Looks good to me! :)
I see you managed to keep grubby mitts off the sunroof surround, unlike me.

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There's still time!

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I was looking for advice on the headlining colour and I am very disappointed that people have recommended the wrong shade.

There was a number of "recommendations" that with a Lightstone interior then Oatmeal was the best colour headlining. I rang Martrim last week to ask their advice, and they agreed that Oatmeal was perfect.

This is complete rubbish. The colour required is Beige.

I took the vehicle to the guy who is going to do my headlining, and fortunately, he has lots of colours including Beige. He buys most of his material from Woollies, who I had completely forgotten about, and there was no mention of them on any of the RR threads or topics. I am sorry that I relied on Martrim as their advice is hopeless.

Fortunately, the guy doing my headlining has agreed to take the Oatmeal bolt of cloth against a fresh order of Beige.

I can't understand how people feel that Oatmeal is correct for a Lightstone interior. I didn't have anywhere around Dublin to check the colour, and it looked OK when reviewed on the Martrim website. Beige looked too yellow so I had to rely on Martrim's advice as they are supposed to be the experts.

Anyway, I am only too pleased to a bit extra to the guy doing the job as he will supply the correct colour. I had a feeling that, when the material arrived, that it was too grey and I really should have listened to my own opinion !

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oops.

I take it you've never seen an interior with an Oatmeal headliner, it looks much fresher than beige that looks like it already has 20yrs worth of cigarette stains embedded in it.

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I haven't had a rosy experience with martrim either, tbh. My material was delivered, late, to the local school ( fortunately my kids go there, and the office called me). And then the PVC (was for a Defender) was way too thick to mould to the contours of a Defender's roof - had to write it off and buy material off the bay, which is far better. I've got a swatch of the beige equivalent ready for the P38, but not placed the order yet

Phazed, where did your material come from/ what shade/ finish?

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I will call the guy on Monday and ask him where it was sourced from and what colour it was.

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I have to say I didn't have a problem with Martim, I asked for samples which they sent the next day and I could then match it to the trim.
Mine was silver grey which as StrangeRover says doesn't look very appealing but it does at least match.

They also advised how to attack the glueing process by laying the cloth on and folding it back halfway.