Internal roof fabric coming loose

Jonty

Member
Hi all,

I posted a while back about this, not sure I git a reply and it’s getting worse.

The roof fabric inside the cabin is coming loose and I wondered if anyone had any ideas how to refit it?

I’m concerned that using adhesive will stain the fabric which is light coloured.

Anyone any ideas or know of a place that specialises in fixing interiors?

Thanks in advance!
 

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Silverpig

Member
Mine is doing exactly the same, I’ve been ignoring it for the last few weeks but need to attend to it sooner or later so I’d be very interested to know of any useful tips to make good!
 

Kleynie

Member
The sagging roof lining usually means that you have a water leak in your car, which causes the fabric to come loose and sag. The leak is almost always in a) the opensky roof or b) the vents under the boot floor. Since you have no opensky, it's almost certainly the boot vents. As for a fix, I do not know of any glue or anything as such, but I can replace the whole roof lining for you, which may be the easier option.
Thanks,

Adam
 

Jonty

Member
The sagging roof lining usually means that you have a water leak in your car, which causes the fabric to come loose and sag. The leak is almost always in a) the opensky roof or b) the vents under the boot floor. Since you have no opensky, it's almost certainly the boot vents. As for a fix, I do not know of any glue or anything as such, but I can replace the whole roof lining for you, which may be the easier option.
Thanks,

Adam
Cheers Adam, how much would that be and wherabouts are you?
 

jogon

Member
The sagging roof lining usually means that you have a water leak in your car, which causes the fabric to come loose and sag. The leak is almost always in a) the opensky roof or b) the vents under the boot floor. Since you have no opensky, it's almost certainly the boot vents. As for a fix, I do not know of any glue or anything as such, but I can replace the whole roof lining for you, which may be the easier option.
Thanks,

Adam

Can also just be the original adhesive breaking down over time further accelerated by hotter temperatures
 

Edwrai

Member
You're correct, but it is always worth checking for leaks if you have a sagging roof lining.

Strange I’ve only ever seen this on older a2s both 02 models I had did this, my 2 04 models are fine and one has had a water leak for a while


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bphull

Member
The sagging roof lining usually means that you have a water leak in your car, which causes the fabric to come loose and sag. The leak is almost always in a) the opensky roof or b) the vents under the boot floor. Since you have no opensky, it's almost certainly the boot vents. As for a fix, I do not know of any glue or anything as such, but I can replace the whole roof lining for you, which may be the easier option.
Thanks,

Adam
Hi Adam,
I have a similar problem with my 2002 TDI non pan A2.
How can I check for the leaks ref vents under the boot floor please?
Also interested to know where your based and price for the fix please?
Thanks so much
Bal
 

Clackers

Member
If anyone in the north wales area requires a roof headliner, I am breaking one at the moment and it has a good roof liner in it, free to collector if that's any help? Inbox me if you want it before the car goes in the next two or three weeks.
 

Darren C

Admin Team
The carpet which runs from the boot and under the rear seats will be wet. Depending how bad the leak, it can be damp or soaking. The battery compartment may also have pools of water in it too.

Vent is shown below when I had my rear bumper off - the area below the rear light.

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How can I check for the leaks ref vents under the boot floor please?
 

Chipper

Member
Mine is also doing the same (with Open Sky). I was contemplate peeling away an edge and using a spray adhesive. Has anyone tried this?
 

bphull

Member
The carpet which runs from the boot and under the rear seats will be wet. Depending how bad the leak, it can be damp or soaking. The battery compartment may also have pools of water in it too.

Vent is shown below when I had my rear bumper off - the area below the rear light.

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Thanks so much, check the boot and rear foot wells - all dry. I believe my driver side door is misaligned and had a problem with the door straps clicking which have now been replaced, so I think it could be this?
Many thanks for sharing the pic !
Bal
 

Silverpig

Member
Mine is also doing the same (with Open Sky). I was contemplate peeling away an edge and using a spray adhesive. Has anyone tried this?

I did, it’s worked pretty well and doesn’t show unless you look very closely. Quite tricky to aim the spray evenly though.
 
As mentioned above it could be water ingress into the car or heat that causes the adhesive used in the factory to break down. It's a well known thing across the Audi range and all makes afaik.

The other cause that far too many forget js the use of an interior wet valet. A big no no if you want to preserve the interior door cards and roof.

Basically any dampness inside and over exposure to outside heat is a killer to the roof fabric over time.
 

Jonty

Member
Quick update on this. Have found a local trimmer and he advised this is common in many brands of car as adhesive fails over time, not specifically from a leak. He's 80 so only does benchwork, so I need to remove the interior roof bit, anyone any advice one how to do that?
 

joHey

New Member
Hello everybody,

I know I'm bumping a one year old thread, but does somebody has found how to fix this headliner problem ?

I'm experiencing the same problem as the OP on my car (in the rear)...

First time I've put the headliner back in place with a credit card but it has gone back down with the first heat this year.

I've been thinking about putting clips or glue but the foam behind the headliner is not in good shape so it'll be useless.

I'm a but lost, so if anybody has an idea on how to fix this issue...

Thank you very much !
 

Edwrai

Member
Hello everybody,

I know I'm bumping a one year old thread, but does somebody has found how to fix this headliner problem ?

I'm experiencing the same problem as the OP on my car (in the rear)...

First time I've put the headliner back in place with a credit card but it has gone back down with the first heat this year.

I've been thinking about putting clips or glue but the foam behind the headliner is not in good shape so it'll be useless.

I'm a but lost, so if anybody has an idea on how to fix this issue...

Thank you very much !

Simply the fix is for it to be retrimmed, as the fabric has come away from the foam


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