Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 22:48:05 -0500 From: "Ben Millard" <bmillardnopsamraccess.com> Subject: 86 900: Headliner repairs.
My 86 900S headliner has called it quits: I have the shell removed, and the tatters scraped off and pretty much ready to have it re-lined. A VERY good interior shop near here has quoted me $240 to do the shell and the rear pieces flanking the hatch opening. Considering this company's usual projects, this is the humblest thing and most reasonable pricing imaginable. But, I can't afford it for now. Here you go friends, comment your heads off: I should put the shell back in for the winter, and to prevent it getting damaged in the garage. Should I do some quickie-lining job myself? Should I---don't laugh--PAINT it first? I'm thinking SOME sort of uniform, well-adhered, non-flaking coating would save me from the fiberglass-itchies all winter, and preserve the shell's inner surface from minor scuffing. Come spring and better finances, I hand the shell back to these guys, endure their laughter, and then they enjoy the nicely prepped--if unusual--surface. A roller full of latex?! I'm open to ideas here! Thanks, Ben