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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-03-2017, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Maybe I should have done that too! Its not horrible but I did learn a few things along the way.

1. Removal of the A pillars is not as easy as some say. There were many colorful adjectives used. It's a **** tight fit. To make it easier take off the Speaker and the side of the Dash then pull out and down to get it off the headliner and out of the corner. There is no real good way to explain this but its not as easy as claimed. Or maybe its just me that it wasn't easy for.
2. Do not use Vinal paint on the headliner instead use Fabric Dye. There are a couple of options here.
3. The plastic pieces for the light assemblies can be used just like normal after disassembly cleaning and vinyl paint. However the heavy use pieces like the sun visors and oh **** bars should just be bought in black. The good news here is the sun visors and oh **** bars are the same as the 2012-2016 Dodge Dart. So pretty common and cheap to find.
4. The **** sun roof cover. Huge tip here before you take down the headliner close the cover all the way. Once you have the headliner down you have no power to the unit to extend or retract it. Cover EVERYTHING on the interior Roll down all the windows put on a filter mask some old clothes and have at it Hoss.

I will get a few Pics of my ride today on my lunch break. Its coming along nicely.
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Looking forward to the pictures.
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Looks GREAT. It should have been that way from the factory.

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Looks good, does the headliner still feel like fabric or did the dye make it hard?
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Looks GREAT. It should have been that way from the factory.
Dark interiors feel very closed off, and give the impression of a small, oppressive, dark space. Lighter colors give the visual appearance of a larger more open space.

Also, dark colors tend to show every spec of dirt, hair, and fuzz.
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Looks good, does the headliner still feel like fabric or did the dye make it hard?
The Dye is much softer than the vinyl on the headliner. I didn't learn about the Dye until after I had the headliner back in that I had used vinyl spray on. However with that said to me neither covered surface feels hard or off compared to other interiors. Now what I have learned also is if you take a very fine sandpapper and run it over the covered surface it will soften up even more.

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Dark interiors feel very closed off, and give the impression of a small, oppressive, dark space. Lighter colors give the visual appearance of a larger more open space.
Except I have a giant ass sun roof that lets in plenty of light when I want it. The half and half would make more of a difference in a vehicle without a panoramic sun roof.
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Except I have a giant ass sun roof that lets in plenty of light when I want it. The half and half would make more of a difference in a vehicle without a panoramic sun roof.
That's a great observation. I wasn't criticizing, just explaining why they don't look this way from the factory
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The Dye is much softer than the vinyl on the headliner. I didn't learn about the Dye until after I had the headliner back in that I had used vinyl spray on. However with that said to me neither covered surface feels hard or off compared to other interiors. Now what I have learned also is if you take a very fine sandpapper and run it over the covered surface it will soften up even more.
Thanks, for the tip about the sand paper.
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