04/07/07 – Headliner
First I had to remover the rear window1, this was surprisingly easy, as the windshield and rear windows on the BMW are held in with press molding, no glue... It's about the only thing in the whole car that isn't glued.2
The gap in the front is actually entirely covered by a trim panel, which is convenient.
Tomorrow I hope to get the fabric laid out. Also, does anyone know a good dye that could be used to dye my rear deck black? It's carpeted.3
The way the factory headliner installs is so convoluted. It really bums me out that after all of this work, it was ruined from the blaster. I’m not sure exactly how I am going to fix it, but I am going to have to. The cage makes it really hard…
(1) Seriously? Why would BMW require that headliner replacement involved removing the windows. It’s absurd.
(2) Another annoying BMW trait. Everything is glued together. Nissans that I have worked with all fasten with clips and screws, making assembly and reassembly simple…
(3) I got some dye from Jo-Anne Fabric that seemed to work pretty well.