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Offline mach1mustang351

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Headliner idea
« on: December 27, 2011, 02:57:30 AM »
I dont know how well this would work, so I was just looking for an opinion.  My head liner is kind of icky and sagging.  I was thinking about putting some spray on bed liner on the pad and putting it back on.  I think this could look good and be less permanent than spraying the liner directly on the roof.  I also worry about the fiber board disintegrating as it would be tough to find another.  Any thoughts?
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Re: Headliner idea
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2011, 05:17:23 AM »
I just use plain old fabric. Strip old glue and material off. Reapply new glue and material. I have done 4 now.

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Re: Headliner idea
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2011, 09:51:05 AM »
I thought about doing that myself after seeing an SX/4 on here awhile back with the bedliner put directly on the roof.  I ended up recovering mine with the help of a local upholstery guy.  It turned out okay.  I would have done it myself, but I couldn't get the nutmeg colored fabric.  The guy I used was the only one I could find who could get ahold of the right color. 

I had also looked into coating it in fiberglass, sanding and painting it.  But after I did some fiberglass work on my old camper I gave up that idea.
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Re: Headliner idea
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2011, 07:44:05 PM »
I'm taking the material off and then gluing padded couch/diamond tuft material up there (or black carpet over foamboard)
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Re: Headliner idea
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2011, 08:49:14 PM »
If you want something that will be water resistant and clean up well, maybe install vinyl  instead of fabric.
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Re: Headliner idea
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2011, 08:51:59 PM »
I agree on the vinyl

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Re: Headliner idea
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2011, 01:12:14 PM »
When I did my headliner, I just peeled off the old fabric and residue down to the fiber board and I used a piece of ulta-suede and a couple of cans of spray on rubber cement.  Now I can draw little pictures in the knap while I wait for my wife when she "will be just a minute".
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Offline mach1mustang351

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Re: Headliner idea
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2011, 06:02:33 PM »
I opted to go with a vinyl material.  I do like the idea of the ulta-suede... even though I don't have that "waiting just a minute thing" as my girl doesn't like to ride in the Eagle.   
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