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Old 08-11-2004, 11:06 AM
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Headliner Sags

Headliner Sags
CAN ANY BODY HELP ME. mY DAUGHTER JUST WAS GIVEN A 93 CHRYSLER LABARON, NOT A HOTROD BUT THE HEADLINER HAS THE SAGS. CAN THIS BE REPAIRED OR SHOULD i REPLACE IT FOR HER?

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They are pretty easy to replace if you are handy. There are no good ways of "repairing" a sagging one without recovering it. The foam and adhesive deteriorate and its a loosing battle. Basics steps

1. acquire new material and adhesive. You should be able to take a sample to a local fabric supplier or upholstery shop and get a couple of yards of fabric and some headliner adhesive. Should be about $30-$40 total.
2. remove trim around headliner and probably dome light
3. the headliner board should drop down (maybe a couple of clips in the front and back)
4. now that you have it out of the car, carefully pull the old material off. Most of the old foam will remain.
5. use a stiff plastic brush to scrub the old foam from the backer board. Get it as smooth as you can.
6. turn new headliner material over and lay next to the backer board.
7. spray adhesive on the backer board and on the new material do a small section at a time until you get the feel for it. Do not use too much glue or it will soak through, just put enough to cover the surface good. Let tack for about 1-3 minutes and apply the material to the backer board. Work from the center out to smooth out the wrinkles. Leave about a 2-3 inch overlap on the side of the board to wrap over. (look at the old one before you take the material off and you will see about how much you need).
8. Cut small X shaped cuts for the dome light and visors and carefully glue and wrap.

If the visors need recoverd. Just same some material and take them to a shop to have them sewn. Unless you have your own industrial machine (I'm looking for one BTW) they usually charge about $20 each.

Some people might have some other hints, but this is the basic idea anyway. I've done a few of my own cars and some for some friends show cars, and they have come out great.
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