Head/Roof Lining color change

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Can anybody help me with this?

As title, i want to change the colour of my roof lining, from dirty white/beige, to Black or Dark Grey, i attempted it with a dye but it didnt take properly at all, assuming because it wasnt compatible with the material, and it ruined it, so ended up getting a new one :doh:.

Just looking for more ideas really as i don't want to paint it and end up with a rock hard lining.

Would consider re-covering it if someone could point me in the right direction of a supplier that has material in a similar finish to the standard roof lining
 

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pm a pineappl lover i know one of them has changed there roof lineing and they did there door cards to, you can also get the fabric from e bay.
 
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damn, looks like it's going back in as it is for now, all i can find on ebay (since im not sure what to search for) is alcantara which is not only expensive but not the same finish i was looking for
 
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i used leatherright from ebay but its a right pain in but to do and im going to have do mine again soon
 
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i did mine in orange ... used crushed velvet and spray glue. Did it 2 years ago and looks good as new :)

went from this :



to this:



all that plastic trim is in orange too now .... and it all ended up like this :

 
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i took one out of my mums nissan and used a carpet cleaning machine/hoover and it cleaned up really good.plan on doing the same with the gsi
 

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if you cover the roof lining just make sure you at the end where the window screen is you tuck it over it self , don,t cut it level with the roof as it will sag down
or you can just get it done from a trimmer like i did ,, no diy jod

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thanks for the responses, and especially the pics... but what i was looking for is something with a similar feeling/texture/finish as the original headlining, guess that ain't gonna happen though without a specialist material supplier nearby for me to check samples etc :(

Neal how much did the material cost you on the bay? gonna have a search either tonight or tomorrow.

Wayne we can't all afford to send our roof off to be re-trimmed mate :lol: my whole interior is gonna be a DIY job, hopefully i wont feck it up too much,

still gotta do the doorcards but didnt really want them in a leather type material as i think it will look odd when i eventually get the dash flocked
 
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Just as an after-thought... what do people reckon to having cadbury purple as my contrast to black?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=380117767792

or maybe a darker purple for a more subtle contrast:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Mid-Purple-Faux-leather-leatherette-fabric_W0QQitemZ370189392099QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Crafts_Fabric_Textiles_SM?hash=item370189392099&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72:1683|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318

realise they're different materials and finishes but they're only there as colour examples really
 
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I used carpet dye and it worked OK, but a little streaky in places. I reckon I can work on it to make it look more even though.
thats what i was looking for originally but couldn't find any by me, and i was too impatient to fart about trying to buy it online so i ended up using just a normal material dye :doh: big mistake
 
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ohhh sweet, the cadbury purple crushed velvet !!! YES DO IT !!!

:)

Just be aware, crushed velvet has a pattern, shiney from one side, not from the other. If you brush your hand along it you will notice it is smooth one way, and rough the other.
This is important because it effects the way the light reflects. Make sure you fit the velvet all the same direction, for the roof you want the smooth side (rub hand from back to front and it should be smooth) up front, and for door cards, the smooth side down (rub hand from top to bottom and it should be smooth)

If you dont do this on the door cards, and the velvet is fitted so it has the rough side up, then you will ruin it in less than 6 months as it will always snag on clothing and stuff. You need the smoothness of the velvet.
 

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think i might do mine in black crushed velvet, doesnt cost very much to give it a try
 
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ohhh sweet, the cadbury purple crushed velvet !!! YES DO IT !!!

:)

Just be aware, crushed velvet has a pattern, shiney from one side, not from the other. If you brush your hand along it you will notice it is smooth one way, and rough the other.
This is important because it effects the way the light reflects. Make sure you fit the velvet all the same direction, for the roof you want the smooth side (rub hand from back to front and it should be smooth) up front, and for door cards, the smooth side down (rub hand from top to bottom and it should be smooth)

If you dont do this on the door cards, and the velvet is fitted so it has the rough side up, then you will ruin it in less than 6 months as it will always snag on clothing and stuff. You need the smoothness of the velvet.

I understand what you're saying about the doorcards, but is there particular reason for the roof to have the pile of the velvet running back to front rather than front to back?
 

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my mate took his headlining out and painted it with rattle cans TBH it wasnt the best looking at it close up ( as in your face touching ) and didnt feel nice but when you sat in the car or looked in it looked great & it was cheap
 

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do the roof linings come out easy and go back in easy got a rattal from the roof so was gonna take it out and have a look lol
if you dont have a sunroof they aint bad - aint taken one with a sunroof out yet
 

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