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Top and Headliner Materials

At GAHH Automotive, we strive to produce convertible tops that are as close to the OEM specifications as possible. In some cases our retainers and fittings may be slightly different. However, we never compromise on the materials we use. All of our toppings are supplied by the world's leading companies. They have been extensively tested and evaluated to ensure they meet our high standards.

We do not compromise and neither should you!



Convertible Topping Materials

VINYL TOPPING
EVE - Everflex The original vinyl material for Rolls Royce, Jaguar and other English vehicles
MSF - Single Texture-Smooth A two-ply composite with a smooth texture PVC outer and a polyester lining. The weight of this material is 36oz.
CAB - Single Texture-Cabrio A two-ply composite with a Cabrio Grain texture PVC outer and a polyester lining. The weight of this material is 38oz.
SLC - Single Texture-Sailcloth A two-ply composite with a Sailcloth Grain texture PVC outer and a polyester lining. The eight of this material is 38ox.
TWG - Single Texture-Twill A two-ply composite with a Twill Grain texture PVC outer and a polyester lining.
TRI - Trilogy Acoustic A heavy weight, 45oz. two-ply composite with a Twill Grain texture PVC outer and a 100% polyester laminated lining.


CLOTH TOPPING

Haartz cloth topping materials are constructed using a “three-ply” method that has an acrylic or polyester/acrylic exterior (facing) and a cloth lining (backing). The face material is woven with either a square or twill weave and the backing is either polyester, polyester/cotton or cotton. These materials are combined using an elastomeric or rubber film that is sandwiched between them. This provides waterproofing and gives the material its “stretch.” Increasing the thickness of the rubber film will reduce the amount of noise in the vehicle interior. These thicker toppings are referred to as “Acoustic” and are becoming standard on most new cars.


SQUARE WEAVE TOPPING
STF - Stayfast Acrylic face and cotton backing. Backing is black with a smooth texture. Tan color backing is available with some face colors.


TWILL WEAVE TOPPING
TWF II - Twillfast II Acrylic face and polyester/cotton backing. Backing is black and has a Dobby (crosshatch) pattern. Tan color backing is available with some face colors.
TWF RPC - Twillfast RPC This is considered an Acoustic topping and reduces noise. Acrylic face and polyester backing. Backing is black and has a Dobby (crosshatch) pattern.
GER - Sonnenland German Classic Polyester/acrylic face and polyester/cotton backing. Backing is black and has a Dobby (crosshatch) pattern. Tan color backing is available with some face colors.
GER A5 - Sonnenland German A5 This is considered an Acoustic topping and reduces noise. Acrylic face and polyester backing. Backing is black and has a Dobby (crosshatch) pattern
GER A5 DBS - Sonnenland German A5 Acoustic This is a very high level acoustic material. Acrylic face and polyester backing. Backing is black and has a Dobby (crosshatch) pattern.




Headliner Materials

BRO - Brocade Very elegant cloth used on newer Mercedes-Benz and Saab
VEL - Velour A soft fabric used in Porsche and Mustang
UTS - Ultrasuede Made of very fine polyester fibers. Structure and finish simulates leather
DAN - Dane Cloth This is a napped fabric used in many brands of convertibles
SBWD - German Stretch Bowdrill Same as Bowdrill, but uses a rubber GUM backing to give it extreme stretch
RBWD - German Rubberback Bowdrill Same as Bowdrill, but uses a harder rubber backing to give it extreme stiffness.
GVL - German Vinyl This is the original heavy German vinyl. Same appearance as the cloth used in sedans
FB - Foamback Cloth Typical modern headliner fabric with a foam backing
RFB - Reinforced Foamback Typical modern headliner fabric with a special reinforced backing for use in the XJS and Saab 93
STW - Stretchwool Original headliner fabric used in 1951-1971 Mercedes and Porsche Cabriolets
TWL - Twill Original headliner fabric used in 1994-on BMW and VW Roadsters/Cabriolets
WBC - Wool Broadcloth “West of England” cloth used in Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Jensen convertibles


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