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Offline The Red Warrior

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Mk5 headliner.
« on: September 09, 2019, 09:02:50 pm »
Has anyone on here had a NZ new mMk5 thatís had the roof/head liner start to sag?
All the ones Iíve seen have been Jap imports and I wondered if there climate compared to ours would make the glue break down faster.
My car Ďs headliner is still perfect but I know once they go, they deteriorate quite quickly. My car is a Jap import, but was imported here only 1 year old so wondered if that had had any effect on it. 
The reason I ask it that I picked up a newly retrimmed headliner out of a GTI today and am wondering whether to sell it or keep it for myself in case I need it eventually. My car has a sunroof and I didnít think a new headliner for a sunroof version would come up for sale very often.



Offline gti5

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Re: Mk5 headliner.
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 05:35:13 am »
i'd say hold on to it(if you got it at a good price) my import sunroof equipped gti had the issue but dealer got it sorted...was sent to a trimmer (out Henderson way) who removed it and respray glued it back - holds up fine (2years and counting) and can't tell that its been done - oem look no glue bleed etc.

Offline Worms

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Re: Mk5 headliner.
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 05:43:02 pm »
We have 2 2006 Tourans.

Mine is NZ New, the Mrs is a jap import.

Her headlining is starting to sag at the back of the roof storage, mine is just barely pulling away in the corners. It's probably only a years difference.

The foam on my door panels is stuffed, hers is fine though.

I think it's more a time thing, with some of what each car is exposed to.

The foam WILL eventually break down.


Offline McDoof

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Re: Mk5 headliner.
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2019, 11:55:31 am »
I have a 2005 NZ New GTI and my headliner is 100% perfect.

I assume you have been to Zebra?
NZ New MK5 GTI - Tuned by HSP Tuning

Offline The Red Warrior

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Re: Mk5 headliner.
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2019, 04:28:58 pm »
You assume correctly

Offline spudatron

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Re: Mk5 headliner.
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2019, 03:35:47 pm »
I had my MK5 headliner replaced here - http://www.headlinerheaven.co.nz for $450. The only problem I have noticed is the lights behind the sun visors don't work anymore, haven't tried to fix them though.

Offline 80 Vert

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Re: Mk5 headliner.
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2019, 09:18:53 pm »
Having done a bunch of these I have no idea how anyone makes money doing them for 450 let alone do them in half a day as they claim.
When you consider that quality material alone costs around $120 doesn't leave much for labour and gst.
Last one I did was 550 and really marginal, should be 600-650 to be worth doing.
People have no idea what goes in to a quality job.
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