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 Post subject: C900 - Headlining
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:52 pm 
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Car Model: saab 9000 2.3fpt / saab c900
Can anyone advise on who best to contact regarding having the Headlining replaced on my c900 ?
Many thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: C900 - Headlining
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:52 pm 
Removed for GDPR#2.


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 Post subject: Re: C900 - Headlining
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:56 pm 
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saabski wrote:
Removed for GDPR#2.

Ok great,thank you. Is that a recommendation based on work done for you ?


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 Post subject: Re: C900 - Headlining
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:58 pm 
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Steve is very good at headlinings. Sadly not so good at following the forum rules otherwise he could tell you on here himself. Google Removed for GDPR#2 and SAAB and you'll find him.

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 Post subject: Re: C900 - Headlining
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:00 pm 
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Robert wrote:
Steve is very good at headlinings. Sadly not so good at following the forum rules otherwise he could tell you on here himself. Google Removed for GDPR#2 and SAAB and you'll find him.

To be honest it was he i contacted thru' e mail a little while ago and found his replies to be somewhat vague and abrupt. Made me wonder if there was an alternative ?


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 Post subject: Re: C900 - Headlining
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:02 pm 
There are lots of alternatives but Steve is a gent and you will get a proper job done.


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 Post subject: Re: C900 - Headlining
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:33 am 
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Depending on where you are, Paradise Dan (Hampshire) also was doing headlinings but may have stopped. He is on here as PCCS.

If you are brave, Dan also has an excellent guide to 'doing it yourself' on his website.

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 Post subject: Re: C900 - Headlining
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:03 am 
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Will be doing mine myself.........though will be using a spare biscuit l have to put the new headlining onto before l remove the existing one......still going to cost the thick end of £100 for materials............about what it would cost me in fuel to get my car to a specialist and back....so a massive saving if all go.s to plan....

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 Post subject: Re: C900 - Headlining
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:00 am 
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I had one of mine done by Steve a few years ago. Its the best money you can spend on the interior of your C900


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 Post subject: Re: C900 - Headlining
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:52 am 
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Look at the Martrim or Woolies website for cost of materials. There are a few guides on the web and a couple of You Tube videos IIR. I will be doing my own at some point.


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 Post subject: Re: C900 - Headlining
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:34 am 
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Removed for GDPR#2 is you man for headlinings. I've always found him really helpful. I believe he charges around £350.
Also as mentioned above Dan at Paradise Saabs did do headlinings but it doesn't seem to appear on his website any more. However he does have a step by step DIY guide. (Removing the roof biscuit is easy if your c900 is a hatchback but difficult with 2 door cars & virtually impossible with 4 door cars.)

Removed for GDPR#2... http://www.Removed for GDPR#2.co.uk/

Dan.... http://www.paradisesaabs.com/diy-headling-retrim-guide.html

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 Post subject: Re: C900 - Headlining
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:56 am 
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Removed for GDPR#2 is you man for headlinings. I've always found him really helpful. I believe he charges around £350.
Also as mentioned above Dan at Paradise Saabs did do headlinings but it doesn't seem to appear on his website any more. However he does have a step by step DIY guide. (Removing the roof biscuit is easy if your c900 is a hatchback but difficult with 2 door cars & virtually impossible with 4 door cars.)

Removed for GDPR#2... http://www.Removed for GDPR#2.co.uk/

Dan.... http://www.paradisesaabs.com/diy-headling-retrim-guide.html


Must say my experience with taking the biscuit out of a two door car was to find it very easy.....two front seats were taken out and that's easy.........and you need both doors open to get it out...

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 Post subject: Re: C900 - Headlining
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:20 pm 
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Do it yourself, even more so if no sunroof. Easy to take out and easy to put back, just be very careful sticking the lining on. Dan's guide is superb and I wouldn't have been able to do it without it!


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 Post subject: Re: C900 - Headlining
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:34 pm 
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Must say my experience with taking the biscuit out of a two door car was to find it very easy.....two front seats were taken out and that's easy.........and you need both doors open to get it out...[/quote]


Agreed, easy on a 2 door.......although I took mine out and and replaced it through the boot (Parcel shelf out).

Woollies Trim: 3 metres of Empire Grey lining and 3 cans of spray adhesive...change from £50

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 Post subject: Re: C900 - Headlining
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:03 am 
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I reckon if there is one DIY job on the c900 that it's worth having a go at it is the headlining. You can do it inside in the warm, the bits are not too costly, and you would have to make a real pigs ear of it for it not to be fixable. I appreciate that some people won't have the time but I would think it's worth a try if you are on a budget.


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 Post subject: Re: C900 - Headlining
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:51 am 
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Car Model: c900 turbo
I’ve just bought a C900 and the headlining needs replacing. I have the materials and I did one years ago but can’t remember how. The Paradise Saab link has gone now so does anyone know where I can get a step by step guide now? Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: C900 - Headlining
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:45 am 
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This guide is from a UKS member, unfortunately the photos have gone (were Photobucket I assume):

viewtopic.php?f=32&t=4694

Here's a US description with pictures:

http://www.twinsaabs.com/900_repair/hea ... p?nsteps=5

Hope this helps. I will be doing mine once my c900T16 resto is finished. From the many guides I have read I would say the key things are cleaning and repairing the biscuit so it gives as smooth a surface as possible and most importantly, using a quality high temperature glue - if you don't, the headlining will detach and begin to sag.


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 Post subject: Re: C900 - Headlining
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:14 am 
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https://web.archive.org/web/20120916081823/http://www.paradisesaabs.com/diy-headling-retrim-guide.html

ame2 wrote:

most importantly, using a quality high temperature glue - if you don't, the headlining will detach and begin to sag.



This, done mine with glue supplied by Woolies 4 years ago and it's started to come away, used the whole can so not skimping but guess it doesn't help where I have a leak and the drivers footwell is soaking so have a lot of water in the car and the back screen gets soaked with water when it starts to dry out and has no where to go. Got to wait for the weather to get better to dry it out as no where to put the car undercover, chubby rain!
3M is the stuff many recommend, maybe even a tin and roller/brush


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 Post subject: Re: C900 - Headlining
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:36 am 
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That’s perfect guys. Thank you


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 Post subject: Re: C900 - Headlining
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:07 pm 
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Most important thing is to prepare the "biscuit" before applying the glue.
The reason that this happens in the first place has nothing to do with the glue, it's the foam backing on the roof lining material that disintegrates. This means that disintegrating plastic foam is still attached to the "biscuit". ALL this has to be removed before starting anything else. It's also best to coat the "biscuit" with a substance that will penetrate the surface and give the new glue a proper surface to which it can adhere. Some use a paint others use waterproof PVA for this.

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