Author Topic: Mk2 Golf GTi 5 door roof lining replacement  (Read 5726 times)

Offline VWoldie

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Mk2 Golf GTi 5 door roof lining replacement
« on: 02 September 2021, 08:24 »
Hi

I have a 91' second owner :) GTi and the roof lining has finally given up the ghost...dropped at the corners last year but now sagging everywhere and looks rubbish. Tried some spray glue and holds for a while but then goes again. I know it needs the foam backing removing to do it properly but...has a sunroof and unfortunately kept outside but under a cover

Did see a kit on VW Heritage which is just the fabric and by all accounts removing the old one will result in breakages and load of hassle, plus £150 for some fabric seems steep and the whole replacement process looks messy

Saw this replacement which is has a new back-board but not sure on quality?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/144070721037?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&itemid=144070721037&targetid=1279039639169&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=1006906&poi=&campaignid=12126078372&mkgroupid=126586576270&rlsatarget=pla-1279039639169&abcId=9300480&merchantid=7194644&gclid=Cj0KCQjw7MGJBhD-ARIsAMZ0eeue5uqdFb5qgrmS1wWBxa-QvJcq0cSgW_A78GqEck6o39pI2wWxe08aAjAHEALw_wcB

Anyone out there tried it? Any other suggestions for a good replacement?

Many thanks

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Re: Mk2 Golf GTi 5 door roof lining replacement
« Reply #1 on: 02 September 2021, 08:33 »
Did find this for a replacement but link to the fabric was no lober active:

https://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=228522.msg2103179#msg2103179

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Re: Mk2 Golf GTi 5 door roof lining replacement
« Reply #2 on: 02 September 2021, 10:08 »
Someone else used to sell a complete replacement - I thought it was these guys but perhaps not:
https://newtoncomm.co.uk/collections/golf-mkii

I'd recommend having a car trimmer do it all for you, they can repair/reinforce the existing backing panel then trim it up - that's what I have done previously.
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Re: Mk2 Golf GTi 5 door roof lining replacement
« Reply #3 on: 06 September 2021, 19:25 »
Thanks..
Yep guess it's the way to go to get it done properly

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Re: Mk2 Golf GTi 5 door roof lining replacement
« Reply #4 on: 22 November 2021, 22:46 »
If you have the time and patience it is possible to do it yourself. I still have enough fabric (very close match in colour and texture) that is IFR, that I used. I might even have 3 cans of spray adhesive with it somewhere. If you are interested, I can dig it out for you. Make me an offer and I'll post or you can collect.

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Re: Mk2 Golf GTi 5 door roof lining replacement
« Reply #5 on: 02 November 2022, 17:40 »
Failed the MOT today first time for bodywork rust :cry:
Both sills and front floor apparently but the rest was OK aside from sticky brakes from standing a year but new pads sort that. 162,000 miles and very original and tidy bodywork.
Sell it? Fix it? Old hoary question..what's it worth..
Project ones on ebay from 2.5 K up but looked trashed.
Tidy ones 5,6 or 7 K...minters 10 plus and even one for 30,000 sqid....

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Re: Mk2 Golf GTi 5 door roof lining replacement
« Reply #6 on: 02 November 2022, 17:41 »