Headlining Fabric?

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Headlining Fabric?

#1 Post by Cromp85 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:52 pm

I looking into renewing my 200's headlining fabric, Any advice on which fabric supplier and what colour to use?
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Re: Headlining Fabric?

#2 Post by GTiJohn » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:04 pm


Light Grey

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Re: Headlining Fabric?

#3 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:11 pm

GTiJohn wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:04 pm

Light Grey

...which is actually quite dark for a light grey, but you can't tell when it's on the roof as everything is in shadow anyway. Their "light grey" isn't a replacement for their "Empire Grey" which apparently was a good match, but they can't get any more. They did stock a close match to Empire about 12 months ago but they only had one roll and it sold out.

Next best match is As-trim.co.uk cloud grey - it looks off-white in the photo on the website, but it has a warmer tone to it which is a good match for the original headlining - if a touch lighter (not that you're going to notice). Then look at Martrim.co.uk for Maserati grey (and possibly silver grey).
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Re: Headlining Fabric?

#4 Post by ROVER-25X » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:26 pm

Some nice charcoal faux suede on ebay, 1234dist used the same stuff on some door cards a couple of years ago.
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