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    1. Moderator 03_uni-B's Avatar
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      06-16-2014 03:14 PM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by Charles Devine View Post
      That will totally fool them!

      Question for the masses, because after the pillars I just don't know if I want the hassle or not but I still want to do this right.

      I saw 03_uni-B's thread today and I'm seriously contemplating just doing the regular headliner with suede pillars.

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      I do I just try the suede on the headliner? I just don't want to spend $30 on material for it not to work out well.

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      I was all like, hey, that looks familiar haha.

      Quote Originally Posted by Charles Devine View Post
      Just for you guys.



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      I am glad you went the suede route. I may redo mine eventually now that I am seeing good success with the material.

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      06-16-2014 03:37 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by Charles Devine View Post
      Just for you guys.



      Hell begins next weekend.

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      I really wanna know how this works out/where you got the fabric from. Because I want a black headliner so bad, and suede would be way better than the standard gli headliner
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      06-16-2014 04:10 PM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by 03_uni-B View Post
      I was all like, hey, that looks familiar haha.



      I am glad you went the suede route. I may redo mine eventually now that I am seeing good success with the material.
      What can I say that looks so nice! I'll keep you up to date as well with how it goes.

      Quote Originally Posted by rand0mher0 View Post
      I really wanna know how this works out/where you got the fabric from. Because I want a black headliner so bad, and suede would be way better than the standard gli headliner
      I will make sure to take lots and lots of pictures of this if I can. All I have is my cell phone but there are quite a few people who are waiting for me to tackle this including Marc now haha.

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      06-16-2014 09:08 PM #104
      Finally had a chance to look through here. Good work so far. Don't bother with a used coolant ball though, trust me it's worth the $30 to buy a new one
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    5. Member Charles Devine's Avatar
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      06-16-2014 10:28 PM #105
      Thanks Mindy I hadn't realized they are that cheap new haha.

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      06-17-2014 02:57 PM #106
      For my reference. and those wondering how I'm going to try and tackle the headliner. Using Marc's headliner as my project picture.

      1. (RED)We start with the worst part the dome light area, tack down the material how you want it and let it dry the ~20 minutes
      2. (LIGHT BLUE) Stretch the material down to the headliner base and form the corners.
      3. (GREEN) Easy part, move out to the outer area making sure no creases from the transition from the sunroof to the sun visor locations.
      4. (ORANGE) Pin the corners
      5. (RED) Prepare for the first pockets leaving slack to stretch the suede all it will give, if required heat.
      6. (LIGHT BLUE) The main section, again leaving slack for the next step for it to slack and fill the pocket.
      7. (GREEN) Pocket time, the easier one should be enough slack to set the suede in the pocket.
      8. (BLUE)

      ETA completion provided I don't go visit family is the end of this weekend.



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      06-17-2014 05:39 PM #107
      Lookin' forward to them after photos.

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      06-17-2014 06:00 PM #108
      Tons of preparation so this should be more than good

      Is weekend close enough now?

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      06-17-2014 06:04 PM #109
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      06-17-2014 07:46 PM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by pez910 View Post
      Lookin' forward to them after photos.
      Soon my friend soon.

      Quote Originally Posted by georgeboole View Post
      Tons of preparation so this should be more than good

      Is weekend close enough now?
      I'm a big fan of measure a million times do it correct once.

      Quote Originally Posted by Chilled Euphoria View Post
      Lurking your thread, best of luck, I know it will turn out great.
      Thank you.

      Update:

      Something came in a little bit early this week. Foam backed suede for that stretch you need and that look you want.



      Woo, Waiting for the weekend!

      Also as promised a ton of pictures of the intsall of the Chinese radio antenna.

      Underside of the new antenna



      Closer look



      Without the nut. Just an FYI that rubber grommet stays on the antenna and acts as a crush piece to seal off the environment.



      Stock unit plugged in and looks like someone installed it incorrectly from the factory because the foam piece was in great condition until I ripped it.



      Outside before removal just for reference.



      Yay! grime!



      The underside of the stock unit. Notice the rubber gromment was crushed. and still on the antenna.



      Photo of the grime.



      Cleaned my hole yo'



      Inserted



      Nut on and wire correctly run.



      Everything in position



      Fully installed.



      Another view





      From afar you can't even really see it anymore.





      Really far away. Sorry for the fuzzy picture, I only have a phone.



      questions, comments, concerns?

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      06-17-2014 08:04 PM #111
      Oh I almost forgot the video of the radio itself. The signal is still good, I can never seem to get 95.1 by my house so I can't really say the antenna has hurt my range. Every other station I have on my radio all 2 come in perfectly.

      <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ntWwpAmCVHU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe>

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      06-17-2014 08:19 PM #112
      Would you say all the work would be worth it if my headliner was still intact and not removed? You got it at the right time while your headliner was remived
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      06-17-2014 08:50 PM #113
      Quote Originally Posted by Jack Gillis View Post
      Would you say all the work would be worth it if my headliner was still intact and not removed? You got it at the right time while your headliner was remived
      In a Jetta it may be a little hard to get to but I still say its worth it. You don't have to completely drop your headliner, you can just pull the lip off the rear careful not to damage it and then pop it back on when done.

      I live the look as well.

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      06-17-2014 08:58 PM #114
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      06-17-2014 09:05 PM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by Jack Gillis View Post
      I have a gti
      Then its really simple, open the hatch, pull off the rear clip that holds up the headliner, its held in by push pins so a pry tool works best or a paint scraper. pull down a little and get your socket wrench on the nute, replace and then your done.

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      06-17-2014 09:09 PM #116
      sounds easy enough. Thank you!
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      06-17-2014 09:31 PM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by Jack Gillis View Post
      Would you say all the work would be worth it if my headliner was still intact and not removed? You got it at the right time while your headliner was remived
      Quote Originally Posted by Jack Gillis View Post
      sounds easy enough. Thank you!
      You're welcome

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      06-17-2014 09:43 PM #118
      Nice work! I like the antenna a lot, when I drop my headliner to put a new one on I am deff doing this or the shark fin. I really like the one on my 4Runner I wonder if it would work.
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      06-17-2014 09:45 PM #119
      Looks like it works pretty well. I might need to do this because my stubby antenna killed my reception completely. Which isn't that bad because I don't listen to radio much, but when there are passengers I generally don't subject them to my music, lol. Also the shark fin is a nice look for it. Link to where it was purchased from?
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      06-17-2014 10:08 PM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by im_lower View Post
      Nice work! I like the antenna a lot, when I drop my headliner to put a new one on I am deff doing this or the shark fin. I really like the one on my 4Runner I wonder if it would work.
      You could always see if the connection fits. Also thank you

      Quote Originally Posted by rand0mher0 View Post
      Looks like it works pretty well. I might need to do this because my stubby antenna killed my reception completely. Which isn't that bad because I don't listen to radio much, but when there are passengers I generally don't subject them to my music, lol. Also the shark fin is a nice look for it. Link to where it was purchased from?
      Direct link

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      06-17-2014 10:11 PM #121
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      Wow thats not a bad price
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      06-17-2014 10:19 PM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by im_lower View Post
      Wow thats not a bad price
      I mean for the cost of your average stubby antenna? Definitely not.

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      06-17-2014 10:32 PM #123
      Stopped in to see what this thread was about and I definitely like what's happening

      As for the antenna subject my reception is horrible right now with my stubby, but I don't remember it being much better with the OEM antenna. I like the shark fin but not enough to put it on my own car, plus I really don't feel like ripping my headliner out just to replace my antenna. You definitely did it at the right time.

      Keep up the good work
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      06-18-2014 03:27 AM #124
      Good looks and if the reception is correct great buy

      Now start that headliner

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      06-18-2014 10:29 AM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by Charles Devine View Post
      Oh I almost forgot the video of the radio itself. The signal is still good, I can never seem to get 95.1 by my house so I can't really say the antenna has hurt my range. Every other station I have on my radio all 2 come in perfectly.

      <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ntWwpAmCVHU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe>

      -Charles
      Looks really good. Also just realized it looks much better on a Jetta (i.e. your application) than it would on a Golf or GTI. I guess the stubby will remain in tact . Once again, you've been super helpful .

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