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Fabric to recover sun visors by NetCam
Started on: 09-29-2013 05:12 PM
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Report this Post09-29-2013 05:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NetCamClick Here to visit NetCam's HomePageSend a Private Message to NetCamEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Anybody have luck finding a good material that matches the interior of an '85 with grey/charcoal? I went to a fabric place today and was really surprised they didn't even have anything remotely close. Mechanically the visors are in good shape so I don't want to spend $100 to buy new one from TFS. My daughter is really good with a needle and thread so I know she can make really nice ones, but need to find a good fabric first. If I can't find the grey, I was thinking of going to charcoal
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Report this Post09-29-2013 06:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Arns85GTClick Here to Email Arns85GTSend a Private Message to Arns85GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I didn't find fabric, and the cardboard under the fabric had gone punky.

I visited a local wrecker and found a Plymouth Acclaim with grey sunvisors. I unscrewed the mounts and mounted them in the Fiero. They fit like a glove and look pretty much stock

This is at least one option for you. BTW they cost $10

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Russ88TTop does upholstry work and may be able to help you with the material. Send him an e-mail or PM and see what happens.

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Report this Post09-30-2013 12:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I suggest replacements from a yard myself. The Fiero ones are nearly impossible to recover nice. Ones I found fit good and I had them recovered in vinyl so they wouldnt get nasty again. Just take one with you to the yard and start looking around. Sorry but dont remember what they came out of.
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I used the TFS visors. Although they look nice, I found the driver’s side with the map pockets does not fit well. It is to fat and will not fully retract causing my head to always hit the visor on entry. They would not sell just a single visor so I wound up buying two sets and using passenger side visors on left and right. They are interchangeable and they look great now, no more head bumping. $$$$. BO anyone?
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I'm currently recovering mine with the headliner material I had left over.
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Id like to see yours done. I didnt want the fabric because Im an open window driver and they got filthy along with the sides of the headliner so I went all naugahyde. My local upholstery shop wouldnt touch the OEM Fiero visors for less than $100. Theyve been doing all my stuff from seats to convertible tops for 30 years.
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Originally posted by fierogtlt1:

I'm currently recovering mine with the headliner material I had left over.


Where did you get the headliner material?
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Report this Post09-30-2013 09:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierogtlt1Click Here to Email fierogtlt1Send a Private Message to fierogtlt1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Got it at Michael's craft store in the fabric department.Very easy material to use,it is foam backed just like the original.
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Thanks, I'll try there. They just opened up one in my town too
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Report this Post09-30-2013 10:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IMSA GTClick Here to Email IMSA GTSend a Private Message to IMSA GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Of course you could always get a nice pair of sun glasses and get rid of the visors
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I tried recovering with headliner material, however the foam is too thick compared to the original foam, and the visor just turned out too "fat".

I did find a visor recovery set at PepBoys, it's a rolled up piece of foam backed fabric, enough for two visors. It was in the section with floor mats and headliner material. They had two shades of grey which both looked close to the Fiero grey. I didn't have a sample with me, so I just bought one of them. The foam is about half as thick as the headliner foam. The package comes with a small bottle of adhesive and is about $40. I don't remember the brand, but if someone needs the part number, it's still in my basement. LMK.
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Originally posted by IMSA GT:

Of course you could always get a nice pair of sun glasses and get rid of the visors


I did exactly that with both of my Mercedes SLs. I always wear a ball cap with the top down anyway. Mercedes visors are trash from the factory. There is no backup board at all. they just use rigid foam heat covered in vinyl. Sun disintegrates it till they look like vinyl bags. They have to be replaced (about $300), because theres nothing in them to cover.

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Originally posted by Arns85GT:

I visited a local wrecker and found a Plymouth Acclaim with grey sunvisors. I unscrewed the mounts and mounted them in the Fiero. They fit like a glove and look pretty much stock



I have something similar in mine. Shadow, Sundance, Daytona.... I don't remember for sure what they came out of. But yeah, they fit perfect and are nicer than the stock Fiero visors. But be careful though; there are some Chrysler visors that won't fit.

I also have a set from Fiero Thomas. I just haven't installed them yet.

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Fabric in different colors available.... under the company called "heads up".

http://www.amazon.com/Heads...d=1380648269&sr=1-16

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Report this Post10-01-2013 01:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DLCLK87GTSend a Private Message to DLCLK87GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
JoAnn Fabrics has a nice selection of headliner material for a decent price.
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Originally posted by DLCLK87GT:

JoAnn Fabrics has a nice selection of headliner material for a decent price.


I am guessing that this material is too thick?? I covered my visors in vinyl... FWIW.

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Originally posted by jaskispyder:

Fabric in different colors available.... under the company called "heads up".

http://www.amazon.com/Heads...d=1380648269&sr=1-16



Looks good, but they want $45 to ship the kit to the GWT
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Yup, Heads Up is what I got. They carry dark and light grey. The dark grey is very close to the original Fiero grey.

Here's the link to the manufacturer: http://www.headsuponline.co...uct-details.php?id=5
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Looks good, but they want $45 to ship the kit to the GWT


Look for that same brand through Auto Zone or whatever you have in CA.
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Report this Post11-23-2013 03:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PredicadorClick Here to visit Predicador's HomePageClick Here to Email PredicadorSend a Private Message to PredicadorEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I just bought 4 yards of material at Walmart, it is "felt/fleece" almost exactly the same grey at the original in the 86. Was 2.84 a yard and it is 60 inches wide.
It does NOT have foam on it, which is what I wanted.
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