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What kind of backing DOES it have. The fabric of the headliner cannot simply be glued to the roof frame. GM used a foam shell on many of its vehicles. Removal of the headliner must be done carefully to avoid breakage of the shell, although a small crack or two often is of no significance. Remove the old fabric by peeling it off the shell. This will usually leave a lot of the foam padding still clinging to the hard foam shell. This can be removed fairly easy with a vegetable brush, being careful not to gouge into the hard foam shell. There will still be a slight residue of the padding on the shell, but this is not a problem. At a fabric center, purchase a sufficient size piece of headliner fabric in a color that complements your interior. Ask the salesperson there to assist you in selecting the correct spray adhesive for the job. Dry fit the new headliner to the shell, leaving some extra on all sides that will be trimmed later. Fold back one half of the headliner fabric and apply the adhesive to both the shell and the back of the headliner fabric. Wait the specified time for the adhesive to prep, then, with assistance (its easier), roll the headliner back to the shell, ensuring no gaps or bubbles. Once you complete one half, fold back the other half and repeat. Cut any access holes needed (dome light, sun visor). Trim excess to edge of shell. Do not wrap the headliner around the side edges or it will not reinstall correctly. You may need to wrap the front and rear edges depending upon the trim on your interior. The edges will be hidden by the door and window trim. Reinstall shell.
You will need to remove the entire headliner, being careful not to crack the foam it is constructed. You will need to remove all the plastic door pillar covers, any clothes hangers, the dome light, etc.
You can purchase headliner fabric and adhesive at most fabric stores. The personnel there will assist you in getting the correct adhesive. You must remove all the old headliner fabric and backing pad material to get to the foam core for installation of the new headliner fabric. Lay out the fabric and cut it to size, allowing for some overlap in case you err slightly when positioning it. You will apply the adhesive to the foam core and to the back of the headliner fabric. It is a contact-type cement. Carefully position the fabric over the foam core and work from the center out to position it, being careful not to trap wrinkles or to stretch the fabric excessively. Trim off the excess and reinstall headliner.
You need to take all of the hardware that holds the liner up. Take the liner out slowly ,not to damage it. You will have to remove the material and or sponge by hand.(do not peel layers)A good fabric shop will have replacement material. Bring a piece of the old fabric with you to match color of fabric.3M does make a headliner glue sold at a parts house to replace material. Measure liner from front to back ,not side to side. What I am saying is like from the rearview mirror to the back glass. Add at least a foot or two more to measurement. You will have to cut out holes for the hardware after you glue it down to the shell. You will also have to roll the material over the sides and glue the backsides. What I am saying about this is there is no molding where the shell meets the rearview mirror so roll it and glue it to the backside of shell , do the same for the back glass area of the shell. Use care when spraying glue not to get glue on the fabric. When you roll the fabric over and glue it you can hold the fabric down with a folded piece of cardboard held with clothes pins .Replace shell about 8 hrs later. Do not do this on a rainy day ,make sure it is sunny or hot day . Also when you spray the glue spray the shell and the sponge side with glue but do not over saturate the sponge or board that it would seep through the material. Good Luck!
YOU HAVE TO TAKE CAR TO A UPHOLSTERY SHOP TO REPLACE HEAD LINERS.HEADLINER REPLACEMENT WILL COST ANY WHERE FROM $200.00 TO $300.00 TO CLEAN OLD HEADLINER MATERIAL.GLUE IN NEW LINER.CALL AROUND ON PHONE GET SOME PRICE CHECKS.
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:
Remove everything that bolts into the headliner like visors, lights and coat hooks. These things are normally bolted to the ceiling through the headliner, making it impossible to remove the headliner with these things in place.
Take down the old headliner. You can grab it through the dome light hole or one of the other holes now showing. Be careful not to rip or bend the headliner. Slowly move it towards the rear of the car. You may have to remove some of the molding along the sides of the headliner.
Carefully take the headliner out through a door of the car. You may have to maneuver the headliner around the seats and steering wheel to get it out of a door. Be careful not to bend the headliner.
Peel the fabric off of the shell of the headliner. It should easily come off by pulling it with your hands. Use some sandpaper to remove any foam that remains on the headliner shell.
Lay the new fabric on the headliner in the correct position. Fold half of it back so the shell is visible.
Spray the adhesive glue on the visible side of the shell and on the underside of the fabric. Allow it to set until it has dried some.
Fold the fabric over slowly onto the shell. Smooth out any wrinkles as you go. Work your way to the outer corners of the shell.
Repeat the gluing procedure for the other half of the shell and fabric. Make sure to smooth out any wrinkles so the fabric doesn't completely dry this way.
Trim the left over fabric to 1/4 of an inch long. This will be hidden behind the molding of the car.
Install the headliner using the opposite steps you took to remove it. Slide it back into place, replace the molding and then the visors, lights and coat hooks
You could probably take the side closest to the sagging down and
spray the ceiling with adhesive and then press it back up. That would
probably be the cheapest bet. An auto detailing shop might also be able
to do it for you if you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself.
The headliners in these cars all come down sooner or later. The
headliner in my 1979 Sedan deVille is finally starting to come loose and
I'm dreading doing a replacement because my Burnished Gold interior
color will likely be challenging to match correctly. The headliner
fabric comes loose because the fabric is glued to thin foam. The foam
disintegrates over time and the fabric comes loose as a result. Gluing
the existing headliner fabric back to the old broken down foam
underneath will never correct the problem. The only way to fix it is to
remove the old headliner and replace with a new one.
The problem is that the foam that is glued to the fabric. It becomes crumbly and disintegrates into messy little bits that get into your hair and all over your car's interior. Trying to spray glue, while the headliner is still up there, won't work for long. The foam will keep crumbling and glue won't stick to it. It's sort of like trying to glue some cloth to the ground. No way will it stick.
There is a temporary fix on the do-it-yourself aisles in the automotive weekend warrior stores. It is a product that has a little curly cue, and a clear plastic head. The product is called a "Saggy Stopper". The clear head blends in with your headliner's color. It looks promising for a temporary fix.
Headliner you mean? Do it yourself. You can buy the thin foam underpad, & spray adhesive on it, then material chosen from a fabric shop. Scrape old stuff off good, spray adhesive on cardboard like headliner, apply foam, then spray foam good, and apply fabric, let it cure overnight, wrap material around to back side, and put back in place. Follow directions on adhesive, and make sure it's o.k. (compatible) on foam & material.