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#1 09-16-2015 14:44:53

lean
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Registered: 10-05-2008
Posts: 141

headliner help

Hi, i have a 92 larado with a fuzzy grey headliner. A few spots have the inside covering sagging down. above my head of course. Any tricks for gluing them back up??

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09-16-2015 14:44:53

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#2 09-16-2015 14:49:23

stevil
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Registered: 04-29-2009
Posts: 213

Re: headliner help

Unfortunately this will only get worse. Take to an auto upholsterer and have him redo it. Mine is doing the dame thing. The glue goes bad over time and exposure to heat.

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#3 09-16-2015 14:55:34

frank
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Registered: 06-04-2012
Posts: 9

Re: headliner help

I just finished redoing the headliner in my xj. There are some tricks to doing it right as far as replacing the entire fabric but I don't know about fixing any sags.

I took mine out and peeled all the old cloth off and then put a coat of fiberglass resin over the top of the exposed fiberglass. I also added some fiberglass cloth around the edges to fix the tears from the abuse it took getting it out. This provided a smoother surface for the contact cement used to glue the new cloth down.

You can get headliner material at many larger fabric stores. I think the material I got was about $30. The resin another $20, and the contact cement was another $15.

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#4 09-21-2015 07:36:18

Charlie45
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Registered: 07-07-2012
Posts: 8

Re: headliner help

of course there is the ever stylish fix of push pins. it will help the sag over your head, and over time you will need more and more. I like to refer to it as roof bling

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09-21-2015 07:36:18

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#5 09-21-2015 07:39:01

robro_37
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Registered: 08-01-2009
Posts: 6

Re: headliner help

You really can't glue it back up. The reason is the cloth is separating from the foam backing not the actual fiberglass backing. The foam is deteriorating and you can't glue to it. I had mine replaced by a company for 200 dollars. No fuss no muss.

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#6 09-21-2015 07:42:07

frank
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Registered: 06-04-2012
Posts: 9

Re: headliner help

Eventually, the foam backing breaks down and the liner sags, there's nothing else you can do but replace as mentioned below.
You have to brush all the old crap off the roof or the cement won't hold.
I wish I'd thought about the resin, I'm used to the press-board roof material, much more robust. When I re-did the fiber one on my Jeep, there was some lose fiberglass areas and the new liner did not stick . . . .

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#7 09-21-2015 07:46:16

yaboo
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Registered: 10-05-2008
Posts: 24

Re: headliner help

There is a certain type of push pins that have a pig-tail shape that you can push and twist into the foam backing under the cloth. I had this problem on a '87 Pontiac 6000 sedan I owned before. It had the same type of headliner. I got mine at a fabric store called Jo-Ann Fabrics. Really cheap option... just to be sure to space them out evenly so it doesn't look crappy.

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#8 09-21-2015 07:48:26

BuckB91XJ
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From: Oak Harbor, Wa.
Registered: 01-27-2009
Posts: 10

Re: headliner help

Had the same problem with my '91. This was many years ago, I found a place on the internet that sold a headliner kit consisting of thin metal strips that went on the inside and arched up to the roof. Hard to explain but the long kit (for SUV and station wagon) was under $20.00 so I got it. There was a little cutting and fitting but after 4 years it is still in place and holding up the headliner. Not a real fix but it keeps the whole thing up.


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