Car Help

Old Dec 30th 2013, 4:42 am
  #1  
WWLLCJD?
Thread Starter
 
Scamp's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Dubai
Posts: 21,611
Scamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond repute
Default Car Help

Millhouse, Shiva, the usual bunch of petrol heads - I need your help please.

Need to get the roof lining in her car sorted. It's hanging down and the cloth appears to have just come unstuck.

Any suggestions of where I can get it replaced or removed and re-glued for less than Volvo would probably want to charge (not knowing what they'll charge yet).

TIA.
Scamp is offline  
Old Dec 30th 2013, 5:50 am
  #2  
Big Member
 
NorthernLad's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,840
NorthernLad has a reputation beyond reputeNorthernLad has a reputation beyond reputeNorthernLad has a reputation beyond reputeNorthernLad has a reputation beyond reputeNorthernLad has a reputation beyond reputeNorthernLad has a reputation beyond reputeNorthernLad has a reputation beyond reputeNorthernLad has a reputation beyond reputeNorthernLad has a reputation beyond reputeNorthernLad has a reputation beyond reputeNorthernLad has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Car Help

Originally Posted by Scamp View Post
Millhouse, Shiva, the usual bunch of petrol heads - I need your help please.

Need to get the roof lining in her car sorted. It's hanging down and the cloth appears to have just come unstuck.

Any suggestions of where I can get it replaced or removed and re-glued for less than Volvo would probably want to charge (not knowing what they'll charge yet).

TIA.
We get all our work done at Fast Track on Beach Road now. A fraction of the cost that Al Futtaim quote. Not sure if they do interiors, but worth calling them.
NorthernLad is offline  
Old Dec 30th 2013, 1:12 pm
  #3  
BE Forum Addict
 
Patsy Stoned's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Dubai
Posts: 4,403
Patsy Stoned has a reputation beyond reputePatsy Stoned has a reputation beyond reputePatsy Stoned has a reputation beyond reputePatsy Stoned has a reputation beyond reputePatsy Stoned has a reputation beyond reputePatsy Stoned has a reputation beyond reputePatsy Stoned has a reputation beyond reputePatsy Stoned has a reputation beyond reputePatsy Stoned has a reputation beyond reputePatsy Stoned has a reputation beyond reputePatsy Stoned has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Car Help

Can't you just glue it back yourself darling with some fabric glue??
Patsy Stoned is offline  
Old Dec 30th 2013, 1:25 pm
  #4  
**** it we'll do it live
 
shiva's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Dubai
Posts: 7,892
shiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Car Help

Can of spray glue from ace

Or satwa

In sure any garage would do it but costs will no doubt be insane for what the job actually is
shiva is offline  
Old Dec 30th 2013, 1:39 pm
  #5  
Forum Regular
 
Robajob's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Dubai, UAE
Posts: 291
Robajob has much to be proud ofRobajob has much to be proud ofRobajob has much to be proud ofRobajob has much to be proud ofRobajob has much to be proud ofRobajob has much to be proud ofRobajob has much to be proud ofRobajob has much to be proud ofRobajob has much to be proud ofRobajob has much to be proud ofRobajob has much to be proud of
Default Re: Car Help

There is a car interior place near the back of the new Audi Dealership in Al Quoz if memory serves, specialises in doing hideous retrims on interiors. They might be able to help, then again they might only be interested if you want the entire interior doing out in yellow snakeskin...
Robajob is offline  
Old Dec 30th 2013, 2:40 pm
  #6  
womble
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 2,592
OriginalSunshine has a reputation beyond reputeOriginalSunshine has a reputation beyond reputeOriginalSunshine has a reputation beyond reputeOriginalSunshine has a reputation beyond reputeOriginalSunshine has a reputation beyond reputeOriginalSunshine has a reputation beyond reputeOriginalSunshine has a reputation beyond reputeOriginalSunshine has a reputation beyond reputeOriginalSunshine has a reputation beyond reputeOriginalSunshine has a reputation beyond reputeOriginalSunshine has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Car Help

you got a cloth soft top volvo? silly boy/girl

you want a C70 is what you want
OriginalSunshine is offline  
Old Dec 30th 2013, 5:10 pm
  #7  
BE Forum Addict
 
soukie's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Abu Dhabi
Posts: 1,632
soukie has a reputation beyond reputesoukie has a reputation beyond reputesoukie has a reputation beyond reputesoukie has a reputation beyond reputesoukie has a reputation beyond reputesoukie has a reputation beyond reputesoukie has a reputation beyond reputesoukie has a reputation beyond reputesoukie has a reputation beyond reputesoukie has a reputation beyond reputesoukie has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Car Help

Best to try the upholstery places in Satwa first - we had new seat covers made for a battered old Range Rover we had in the early 90's and were very pleased with the result. The place is still there but I can't remember the name!
soukie is offline  
Old Dec 31st 2013, 4:14 am
  #8  
WWLLCJD?
Thread Starter
 
Scamp's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Dubai
Posts: 21,611
Scamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Car Help

Thanks everyone, written them all down to try getting in touch with this weekend.

Originally Posted by OriginalSunshine View Post
you got a cloth soft top volvo? silly boy/girl

you want a C70 is what you want
Nope, not a soft top. XC90. There is no 'vo that I want, unfortunately she loves them.
Scamp is offline  
Old Dec 31st 2013, 5:58 am
  #9  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 292
Bongoman2 has a reputation beyond reputeBongoman2 has a reputation beyond reputeBongoman2 has a reputation beyond reputeBongoman2 has a reputation beyond reputeBongoman2 has a reputation beyond reputeBongoman2 has a reputation beyond reputeBongoman2 has a reputation beyond reputeBongoman2 has a reputation beyond reputeBongoman2 has a reputation beyond reputeBongoman2 has a reputation beyond reputeBongoman2 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Car Help

Originally Posted by NorthernLad View Post
We get all our work done at Fast Track on Beach Road now. A fraction of the cost that Al Futtaim quote. Not sure if they do interiors, but worth calling them.
Thanks for that tip. I see that the Chicago beach centre is open 24/7, perfect for getting a service at 3am
Bongoman2 is offline  
Old Dec 31st 2013, 6:17 am
  #10  
WWLLCJD?
Thread Starter
 
Scamp's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Dubai
Posts: 21,611
Scamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Car Help

Originally Posted by Patsy Stoned View Post
Can't you just glue it back yourself darling with some fabric glue??
You haven't met me. I'd be terrible at something like this. It would be bumpy and with creases in it etc.

I'm not allowed to use super glue at home because I nearly stuck something to the kitchen side and my thumb.
Scamp is offline  
Old Dec 31st 2013, 6:21 am
  #11  
Concierge
 
Blue Cat's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 29,625
Blue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Car Help

Originally Posted by Scamp View Post
Thanks everyone, written them all down to try getting in touch with this weekend.



Nope, not a soft top. XC90. There is no 'vo that I want, unfortunately she loves them.
old blokes cars
Blue Cat is offline  
Old Dec 31st 2013, 6:40 am
  #12  
WWLLCJD?
Thread Starter
 
Scamp's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Dubai
Posts: 21,611
Scamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Car Help

Originally Posted by Blue Cat View Post
old blokes cars
I know that, you know that, she knows that. But she loves them.

Thinks they're smart and not flash. An understated feel of quality. A bit like she has found in me...
Scamp is offline  
Old Dec 31st 2013, 9:06 am
  #13  
womble
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 2,592
OriginalSunshine has a reputation beyond reputeOriginalSunshine has a reputation beyond reputeOriginalSunshine has a reputation beyond reputeOriginalSunshine has a reputation beyond reputeOriginalSunshine has a reputation beyond reputeOriginalSunshine has a reputation beyond reputeOriginalSunshine has a reputation beyond reputeOriginalSunshine has a reputation beyond reputeOriginalSunshine has a reputation beyond reputeOriginalSunshine has a reputation beyond reputeOriginalSunshine has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Car Help

I've an XC90 as well.
Hope she has the V8 though Scamp?
It's a rocket tank.

For spares - I use these guys www.voluparts.com as even paying USPS shipping they work out cheaper than buying the parts here in the GCC.

Bill Eidson [email protected] is the bloke you need to talk to. Not necessarily that good at computer stuff (hence the webpage but not the email... ) but they have loads of stuff that they haven't listed. It was a bit of a struggle to get him to ship from outside the USA as he hadn't done it before, but he did, and it worked fine. My XC90 is almost 7 years old now so the headlamps had whited out, and other bits and pieces needed tarting up - e.g. the rubber bits at the base of the seatbelt in the front seats etc. The total cost of getting new headlamps, all the tarting pieces, and shipping costs were cheaper than just buying the headlamps here from the dealer.
OriginalSunshine is offline  
Old Dec 31st 2013, 11:26 am
  #14  
Concierge
 
Blue Cat's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 29,625
Blue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Car Help

Originally Posted by Scamp View Post
I know that, you know that, she knows that. But she loves them.

Thinks they're smart and not flash. An understated feel of quality. A bit like she has found in me...


prefer Audi, didn't you have an Audi?
Blue Cat is offline  
Old Dec 31st 2013, 12:35 pm
  #15  
WWLLCJD?
Thread Starter
 
Scamp's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Dubai
Posts: 21,611
Scamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Car Help

Originally Posted by OriginalSunshine View Post
I've an XC90 as well.
Hope she has the V8 though Scamp?
It's a rocket tank.

For spares - I use these guys www.voluparts.com as even paying USPS shipping they work out cheaper than buying the parts here in the GCC.

Bill Eidson [email protected] is the bloke you need to talk to. Not necessarily that good at computer stuff (hence the webpage but not the email... ) but they have loads of stuff that they haven't listed. It was a bit of a struggle to get him to ship from outside the USA as he hadn't done it before, but he did, and it worked fine. My XC90 is almost 7 years old now so the headlamps had whited out, and other bits and pieces needed tarting up - e.g. the rubber bits at the base of the seatbelt in the front seats etc. The total cost of getting new headlamps, all the tarting pieces, and shipping costs were cheaper than just buying the headlamps here from the dealer.
Thanks OS.

Not sure it's the V8 but it's quicker than my Explorer.
Originally Posted by Blue Cat View Post


prefer Audi, didn't you have an Audi?
Used to, in the UK I had an A3. I loved that car. Now I've got a Ford
Scamp is offline  

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.