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Okay, so I am rewrapping my headliner this weekend. I already have it out and I am wraping it in vinyl or "bonded leather". Has anyone had any experience with this and is there any ways to ensure it lays nice without wrinkles? I was thinking of using a small paint roller with a extreamly nappy roller to push it down and roll out any trapped air.
I have mentioned this to a local group via our forums and I was suggested not to do it. But I have already bought all the fabric and do not intend to return it. If it comes out looking like crap I will try to remove it. If i can't I will head to the pick yards or hit the [FS] threads.
Futher information. I have a MKIV.
Thank you for your time!
There are a lot of compound curves on a headliner. It will be tough to get a good finish without lots of patience.
The vinyl does not stretch and hide things like the oem foam backed cloth does.
Personally I would stitch some seams to help get the material around some of the challenging corners, dips etc.
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Decided to go with the foam backed material.
I have the material on and will trim it out today.
The only challenge was around the sunroof control and light box up front.
The key is to cut the material in the hole are of the box, spray glue in the lower corners and stretch the material. Only after it dries, spray the top of the box and set the material in place.
And whatever you do don't try to pull the material up after about 2 minutes or the foam will separate from the material.
You get one shot to get it right.
The fabric and adhesive is from Joann's Fabrics.
I ordered fabric samples from two companies but Joann's fabric was comparable.
The adhesive worked well. Its not coming off thats for sure.
I used contact cement around the edges and any where I couldn't easily spray the adhesive. It worked great. The setup time is longer but once it holds, it holds.
The contact cement has a 15 min to 30 minute setup time.
You can glue the compound corners and have 15 minutes before you stick the fabric to the headliner. Once you stick it it wont come off and it holds better than the spray adhesive.
It gives you more time to get it right.
The set time of the spray adhesive is 30 seconds to 1 minute.
$30 bucks for the material and glue.
But, consider this. Take out the headliner and strip the material and old foam.
Take it to an upholstery shop and for $80 the will cover it for you.
It took me a full day to do it myself because it was my first. Plus I did make a couple errors that I wouldn't make the second time around.
So, for the difference of $50 you save yourself a days work.
how did you do the handle areas. I used same material and re wrapped mine but the handles wouldnt form the depth well. I hope that when I attach the handles them selves they help bring it down a bit
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Work you way from low ti high and it will stretch into place.
My grab handles do not hold the fabric. The fabric is stretched and glued in place.