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    Thread: best way to fix a headliner

    1. 01-14-2003 08:38 PM #1
      whats the best way to fix a saggy headliner?

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      01-14-2003 09:28 PM #2
      1. The cheapest way is to use some thumbtacks or staples to fix the sags-but it doesn't look the best and the tacks/staples will fall out.

      2. The next way is reglue the headliner - this will last several years before resagging.
      a. Remove it from the car.
      b. Pull the fabric off
      c. Brush the old orangy foam and glue from the fabric and clean the headliner shell (if its the styrofoam one) with 409/Simple Green... Repair the shell if necessary - duct tape works well.
      d. Go the the autoparts store or auto paint supply store and get 3M 08088 or 08090 spray glue. The other stuff doesn't work (been there, done that)
      e. Follow the directions on the can and reglue the headliner
      f. Let it dry for a while and put back in the car

      3. Next is to replace the headliner fabric yourself - should last longer than #2
      a. Go to autoparts store and get headliner fabric and spray glue
      b. Follow directions above

      4. Last - have an upholstery shop install a new headliner ~$100-300.

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    3. 01-14-2003 10:33 PM #3
      upholstry shop.. thats where im gonna get a whole new headliner some time

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      01-15-2003 12:37 AM #4
      Staple Gun

    5. 01-15-2003 12:54 AM #5
      staples - mine havent fallen out in 6 months - looks decent, also. you wouldnt see it unless i were pointing it out.

    6. 01-15-2003 01:41 AM #6
      Just take the headliner out yourself, and take it to an upholstery shop.......I'm sure they'd stand behind their work too if it ever came down again

    7. 01-15-2003 02:00 AM #7
      quote:

      d. Go the the autoparts store or auto paint supply store and get 3M 08088 or 08090 spray glue. The other stuff doesn't work (been there, done that)

      I will second that. Don't ever use super 77. I used it twice, and it won't stick longer than 3-5 days. Nothing is more frustrating than spending good time prepping and having a crappy glue. I'm confident it would've stuck fine with contact cement or the above 3M products.

      Consider the shop. For 100$, I could've had new fabric and the whole thing done for me..


    8. 01-15-2003 01:12 PM #8
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      I will second that. Don't ever use super 77. I used it twice, and it won't stick longer than 3-5 days.

      I'll third that. I have glued mine up twice with 77 and it didn't last. Luckily I didn't remove the headliner to do it, so not much wasted energy.

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      01-15-2003 01:53 PM #9
      i'll recover it for a 100 bucks im in nj LMK i have a done a few and the all come out nice looking
      well this is going to take some getting used too........

    10. 01-16-2003 12:40 AM #10
      We are in the process of getting ALL New reinforced Headliners in Stock as well on a few day order basis, we have a black one coming in this week just to check fittment but they will be selling off the webiste, excellent quality for around $150 Complete!

    11. 01-16-2003 12:57 AM #11
      Hey Lee, does that include the window-sil runners, sun visors/clips as well?

    12. 01-16-2003 01:34 AM #12
      Just the headliner, no sunshades. I need to check about the runners on the sunroof and door sills.

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      01-29-2003 09:02 AM #13
      Is shipping available on those? I know it would probably be too expensive...
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    14. 01-29-2003 11:11 AM #14
      check the sticky thread

    15. 01-29-2003 11:19 AM #15
      PLEASE, call Jon about the headliners at Perf Cafe, We are now able to get them in, and are waiting to install them on one of our Project A2's, that way we can take Pics to show you how great they look and easy they are

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