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Old 07-18-2003, 12:56 AM
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Thumbs up Successfully installed my headliner!

Well, I did my first headliner install today! Everybody said not to try it, but I just can't see spending $220 dollars for somone to do it. Oh yeah, it's a 70 nova. Of course I'm not a professional so it does have a gradual wave or two. My only problem is that when they shipped it, it got a bad crease down the center, and I thought I could stretch it, but could not. I'm just wondering if there is any way to heat shrink the headliner to make it snug up just a tad, now that it is allready in. Any advice? Well even if I can't fix it, it WAS free, I learned something new for my next project, and it looks a hell of a lot better than when the back half was hanging down in the back seat. Did I mention there was a mouse nest and half a dead mouse in the old headliner?:surprised

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Old 07-18-2003, 05:35 PM
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Steam it. You'll need to find a professional uphostery steamer, and usually you need to steam the back side of the material. But of you could get ahold of a steamer, it would definitely be worth a shot.
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a bit late now, but if you would have dampened the backside of the liner with a sponge and water immediately before install you could use a hair dryer and remove any surface wrinkles and waves, its an old trimmers trick.
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