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Old 07-08-2018, 12:23 PM   #1
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E30 door seal problem

I have pulled away part of the door seal on the driver's side of my 1986 325e, next to the front headliner. Now when I push the door seal back into place, the roof upholstery sags. How do I tuck it back in so that it's neat and tight? Is there a trick to doing this?
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Old 07-08-2018, 12:46 PM   #2
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The headliner should be glued to the body. I'm guessing yours is loose?
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Old 07-08-2018, 02:26 PM   #3
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The headliner is not glued on. This video shows how it's removed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd6-Ps1lXPs

Unfortunately at the end it doesn't show how the roof upholstery gets tucked back into the door seal.
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Old 07-08-2018, 04:42 PM   #4
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Photo showing door seal and untidy roof upholstery which I'm having trouble tucking in

https://ibb.co/cPQwZ8
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:01 AM   #5
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The idea is that you stretch the lining, glue it in place and clamp it securely (at and beyond the area being glued-c clamps and wood can work) while the glue cures. Executing that without damaging the material or having it move while curing can be tricky.
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