Will Hidden Clips Support A Ply Ceiling?

Discussion in 'Interiors, Seating, Lining' started by Skyliner33, 16 May 2019 at 21:14.

  1. Skyliner33

    Skyliner33 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    I'm just starting to think about the roof panel for my van. I was thinking about a 1 piece 3..6mm ply roof, but have been told by a converter that the hidden clips from places like MVM or Harrisons wont be good enough the support the weight, especially by the time its carpeted and got LED lights fitted.

    Have I been given duff advice or not?

    I'm thinking of a 1 piece as I cant think how to cover the joining strip and get a good finish and it will be easier to fit long LED strips running the length of the roof.
     
  2. Daviesmd

    Daviesmd Member

    The fir tree clips are very strong and difficult to remove - to get them out I use grippers - there are a huge number of connections for the clips for the roof.

    The ones I bought are fir tree long ones are not hidden. I bought a pack of white plastic hidden ones as well however they didn’t prove strong enough and kept pulling away from even the side panels.

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  3. The_Lad

    The_Lad Member T6 Pro

    The hidden clips long length from mvm supports my ceiling just fine
     
  4. Skyliner33

    Skyliner33 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Thanks for replies.
     
  5. carlg

    carlg 204 DSG Highline Kombi MY17 VIP Member T6 Legend

    I used some knock in ones, then put small screws in the ply, then a bit of body filler over the screw.
     
  6. carlg

    carlg 204 DSG Highline Kombi MY17 VIP Member T6 Legend

  7. Skyliner33

    Skyliner33 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

  8. carlg

    carlg 204 DSG Highline Kombi MY17 VIP Member T6 Legend

    One 1.2x2.4 is only just big enough, so you have to put the side piece in.
    If you use hidden clips they might show through the head lining.
    If you fix the centre up permanently you still get access to all the wires as they run up the out side.
     
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