Installation of a Starlight Headliner: How Hard Is It?

It typically comes down to the installation method used to determine how difficult a starlight headliner installation is. You will often see tutorials on YouTube that show drilling holes in the headliner mold and into the fabric where the lights are stabbed through and sometimes protrude from the other end. Using this technique speeds up the process and makes things easier, but it can create a sub-par result, as the damage to the headliner and protruding lights can ruin the clean, “sleek” look of a headliner.

Installing a professional starlight headliner will allow the lights to be installed in a stylish and subtle way, in true Rolls-Royce style. The lights are not visible when they are off, and they are not detectable if you look up at the headliner fabric or touch it. Managing potentially hundreds, if not thousands of delicate fiber optics in a vehicle’s headliner requires a high level of skill, precision, and delicate handling. It can be considerably more challenging to do this than to install one on your driveway, but you’ll create a gorgeous starlight headliner for your car.

Installation of a starlight headliner will vary in price depending on the number of lights and the complexity of your vehicle. The Starlight Custom installation team promises that your headliner fabric will not be damaged by drills or lights stabbing through, resulting in a sleek, covert look when the lights are off, and a stargazing experience when the lights are on. 

 

Quality of Installation

There are several ways in which Starlight Headliners can be installed. Although some methods take longer, they will produce a much better view of the stars. Some of the installations you see online involve cutting the lights to sit flush with the headliner’s fabric, and piercing it with the fabric optic lights. The fiber optic lights can cause damage when they are pierced through the headliner and can ruin a clean interior look, lowering your car’s resale value. This is the easiest and quickest way to install, and you will still find that you have a great star display, however. During the day, when the system is not switched on, people can see the light holes and even the lights themselves. You should consider a different type of installation to preserve the sleek appearance of your headliner.

The lights are protruding through the fabric, indicating an improper installation

Starlight Custom does not require the lights to be pierced through headliner fabric as part of the installation process. Several benefits result from this. Due to the fact that no lights will be stabbed through the fabric, there will be no damage to the headliner. When switched off, lights or holes won’t be visible from the inside of the vehicle during the daytime. In addition, the fabric of the headliner won’t allow light to penetrate. In order to prepare your car for sale, you simply need to unplug your light source, and the look of the headliner will return to its original appearance.

 

It is important to ask a starlight headliner installer how the starlights are installed. Despite the greater cost, you may be able to save thousands of dollars when you resell your car. In comparison with faster fabric piercing, installations like these typically cost $200-$500 more.

There are several ways in which Starlight Headliners can be installed. Although some methods take longer, they will produce a much better view of the stars. Some of the installations you see online involve cutting the lights to sit flush with the headliner’s fabric, and piercing it with the fabric optic lights. The fiber optic lights can cause damage when they are pierced through the headliner and can ruin a clean interior look, lowering your car’s resale value. This is the easiest and quickest way to install, and you will still find that you have a great star display, however. During the day, when the system is not switched on, people can see the light holes and even the lights themselves. You should consider a different type of installation to preserve the sleek appearance of your headliner.

The lights are protruding through the fabric, indicating an improper installation

Starlight Custom does not require the lights to be pierced through headliner fabric as part of the installation process. Several benefits result from this. Due to the fact that no lights will be stabbed through the fabric, there will be no damage to the headliner. When switched off, lights or holes won’t be visible from the inside of the vehicle during the daytime. In addition, the fabric of the headliner won’t allow light to penetrate. In order to prepare your car for sale, you simply need to unplug your light source, and the look of the headliner will return to its original appearance.

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