Cloth Roof Repairs

Cloth Roof Repair

Sagging Roof Lining

Sagging Roof Lining

A torn or sagging headliner is an eyesore and can be a hazard by blocking visibility. DA Motor Trimming offers all types of headliners for all types of cars.

Convertible Headliners
Many later model convertibles, as well as some older, high-end, classic, import convertibles have headliners beneath the convertible top to cover the framework and to provide a more finished look to the inside of the car.
Often these headliners become torn, faded, or overly dirty and should be replaced. Naturally, the best time to change a convertible headliner is when the convertible top is also being changed.

Conversion Headliners

Occassionally, the headliner board of a later model car gets destroyed and cannot be reused. If a replacement board is not available, the next best option is to install a conversion style headliner.
This would be the same type of foam backed cloth headliner material, presewn with sleeves on the underside. Bows would slide into the sleeves and clip into position to suspend the headliner in place, just like that of an older car.

Headliner Boards
(To replace damaged boards)

For some popular models, replacement headliner boards are available to replace the original, damaged headliner board. They are molded to shape to fit each specific application.

Sunvisors, Pillars & Overhead Consoles
(Recovered to match the new headliner)

If the headliner is replaced and the sunvisors are not recovered, they will stand out like a sore thumb. Likewise, other components like overhead consoles, trim panels, etc., will look old and worn.

Whether they are old style cloth visors with leather finger tabs, or visors with piping and chrome tips, or visors with vanity mirrors, we can make them look new again.

Other items, such as the front windshield pillars or the rear sail panels next to the rear windshield take a beating from the sun. These, as well as other trim pieces should ideally be recovered when the main headliner is being done.

Suspended “Bow” Style Headliners
(Most cars early 1970s and older)

Up until the early 1970s, headliners were generally supported by bows (rods) which slipped through sleeves on the underside of the headliner. These bows were slid into clips at each end along the ceiling.
When the headliner is to be changed, the bows are removed from the old headliner and transferred into the sleeves of the new headliner. The new headliner is then carefully stretched, heated and glued into position.

Antique & Classic Cars

For an original restoration, Broadcloth or Mohair wools are available. For a more economical approach, or where applicable, napped cotton or synthetic cloths offer a nice, finished appearance. Matching headliner material is usually also used to cover the lower trim panels and sunvisors.
In addition, many classic cars also require windlace to be installed in conjunction with the headliner. The windlace generally runs along the roof line and and around the door openings.

Street Rods

Anything goes, including the use of tweed cloths, suedes or even geometric designs sewn right into the headliner.

Muscle Cars

A nice new headliner is another important part of a complete restoration. Most cars of this era had a variety of textured vinyl headliners including plain, perforated, bedford cord and recessed star patterns. Rear sail panels and sunvisors may also be recovered.


Bimini Tops Repairs

A Bimini top is an open-front canvas top for the cockpit of a boat, usually supported by a metal frame. Most Bimini’s can be collapsed when not in use, and raised again if shade or shelter from rain is desired. The Bimini is used mostly as protection from the sun; it offers no protection from wind, rain, or spray when moving forward at any speed. Rain protection is only given if the boat is stationary and there is not any wind.

We provide custom Bimini Solutions for all crafts. We can create Open front canvas top Bimini’s supported by strong frames. Most of the work on boats we do is custom work. No job is too big or small. We have worked on boats from 14ft right through to 40,50ft .

We provide free quotes for all Bimini work , we have a speedy turn around on our Bimini work. So you are free to enjoy your boat out on the water!




High-end cars such as Ferraris, Maseratis and older Porsches have leather covered consoles. This leather eventually becomes faded, scratched and torn. Just as we can reupholster the seats, dash and panels, we can also reupholster the console in matching leather with original French seams.

Faded consoles that are otherwise in good condition may be redyed to restore the original color. The color of the console can also be changed as part of a complete interior colour change.

It is quite common in many cars, even if the console is plastic, to have a leather or vinyl covered armrest lid. From many miles of elbow usage these armrests often tear or develop a worn and flattened appearance.
If so, we can repad and reupholster this section.

Complete wood, carbon fiber or aluminum dash kits also typically include pieces to customize the console.

Another component in the console area which tends to wear prematurely is the shift boot on manual transmission cars. These boots can be remade in leather or can be customized in a variety of colors, two-tone, suede, etc. The emergency brake handle can also be reupholstered or redyed.

Many options in custom shift knobs are also available, including anatomic or ball shaped knobs in leather, wood or metal.

Console Repair & Replacement

Old broken consoles in popular restoration models, such as muscle cars, can be completely replaced, or parts of them can be replaced.
For other vehicles such as older Mercedes with console plates and separate console side panels, these components can also be partially or completely replaced.

Generic, economical consoles with many of these features are also available in a variety of colors for minivans or four wheel drives to mount between bucket seats or on bench seats.

Entertainment consoles incorporate TV/VCR/DVD/game players for those in the back seat on long trips.

Convertible Tops


Convertible Tops

Fold the top down, let the sun in on your face and let the wind blow back your hair. It’s great driving a convertible, but eventually your top and window are going to need to be replaced.
DA Motor Trimming offers the most complete line of high quality tops for virtually every convertible ever made, as well as expert installation.