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Old 07-11-2005, 05:01 PM
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Headliner repair?

My 87 Chevy sufferd the headliner glue failure thing from its fiberglass insulation backer. I peeled off the remaining cloth and was going to toss the whole works.
I had second thoughts when I started wondering if I can replace the cloth on it. The only problem is during (My braiwave) my attempt to shop-vac the remaining glue off, I gouged into the fiberglass material.
I don't want the ABS plastic headliner inser available, or pay big bucks to replace it elsewhere.....That being said, I want it to look sharp. Any tips guys??

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Old 07-11-2005, 06:33 PM
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Im a little lost on what your asking here, are you saying that you accidentally put a hole or damaged your molded foam for your headliner? If thats the case, you can easily repair it with some fiberglass mat and resin. My headliner was torn around where the visors go and I had to put a little fiberglass to fix it. Easy to do, and after I covered it, you cant even tell!


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Old 07-11-2005, 07:58 PM
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Yes, I damaged the thin layer of foam that is sandwiched between the moulded yellow insulaton board and the cloth covering when I was trying to remove the (disintergrating) glue.

Did you recover it with cloth or vinyl? I was hoping to go the local textile outlet and picking up some black or grey cloth and do it myself. What glue did you use?

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Ok I think I know what your talking about now. If Im right that kind of foam was part of the cloth material. You can buy that kind of material at most cloth stores. When I recovered mine, the only foam I used was to put flames in it, then covered it in a leather imitation type vinyl. Ive attached a picture of mine when I finished. I had to double up the foam to get the console to fit right.This is the foam But if you want that kind of a plush feel to it, you could get the 1/8 sculpting foam and cover the entire thing in it before you put down your cloth.


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Old 07-11-2005, 09:45 PM
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Wow Brad, that is so cool! Thats exactly what I was talking about. Thanks for the link too.
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Your welcome, Im glad I could help


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