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How do I Fix A Drooping Headliner in a car

The Fabric is Blocking Rear Window

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Find a hole in the fabric. Get some 3M Spray Adhesive or your favorite brand, spray the ceiling of your car liberally and carefully press the headliner in place to the ceiling. Make sure you put it exactly where you want it to stay, you won't get a second chance to stick it. If there is a lot of loose material inside, try to vacuum it out first. If not you will probably have to repeat the process. If you don't like this idea, auto parts stores sell little twist pins that you can screw through the headliner into the foam on the ceiling. Works like a cork screw... looks like a push tack.

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When Your head liner starts to sag or You have another nice headliner You want to use in replacing Your old liner, it is actually a good thing. Removing and installing a new one is also a easy task and does not require any form of technicality to do this. Please get these instruments(Replacement headliner fabric, Spray glue adhesive, Screwdriver, Sandpaper, Scissors) and follow the steps below:
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