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DIY headliner replacement - How to write up (not authorized to post in write up) by xquaid
Started on: 12-05-2012 02:07 PM
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Report this Post12-05-2012 02:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for xquaidClick Here to visit xquaid's HomePageSend a Private Message to xquaidEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hello everybody,

I have yet to post any of the things I have done to my car so here is my first! My headliner

1. The car http://www.flickr.com/photo...12063/in/photostream
2. The headliner http://www.flickr.com/photo...77264/in/photostream

I did not remove the plastic side rails.
I removed the overhead light fixture and hanger hooks on the sides, sun visors, and the brake light cover. You can remove the headliner
by carefully prying the edges out with flat object (flat head screwdriver)


3. Clean the headliner and select fabric

http://www.flickr.com/photo...10253/in/photostream


In this step, I used a plastic bristle brush to remove the old glue from the headliner. Be careful as the headliner is somewhat fragile.

Also, I purchased 2 yards of red felt at JoAnn Fabrics for about $7.00


4. After removing the old glue you need to use medium to high tack glue on the Fiero Headliner.
I chose to spray the glue directly to the headliner backer board in multiple layers. Let it get tacky before
applying your fabric. I let the headliner dry overnight to ensure proper adhesion before gravity pulls it back down.
I recommend you do this too.

After tacky, apply fabric. CAUTION: SMOOTH OUT THE FABRIC QUICKLY before it dries!

http://www.flickr.com/photo...13857/in/photostream


5. Tape the leftover fabric edges to the back of the headliner. Here you can see I was very generous with the tape to ensure an
extra strong edge. This will help when you reinstall the headliner to the car.

Also, be sure to cut out the square for the dome lights, sun visors, and small holes for the side hangers.

http://www.flickr.com/photo...78658/in/photostream


6. Small standard office staples applied close to the edge of the headliner are both descreet and extra secure.
This is optional but it worked well for me. (Look close you can see them in this picture)
When installed, they vanish into the plastic side molding of the car.

http://www.flickr.com/photo...11639/in/photostream
7. Install!

http://www.flickr.com/photo...13283/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photo...80452/in/photostream

I hope this helps guys!

Justin Stobbs

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Report this Post12-06-2012 12:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RCRClick Here to Email RCRSend a Private Message to RCREdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Looks like a nice job, and compliments on the write up.

If I may make a suggestion: if you want your writeup to last the ages, post the images using PIP (see bottom of page). This way the images are on the forum and won't expire some day.

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Report this Post12-07-2012 12:15 AM Click Here to See the Profile for CC RiderClick Here to Email CC RiderSend a Private Message to CC RiderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Really like the work you did.
Great job!!

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Report this Post12-08-2012 09:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for xquaidClick Here to visit xquaid's HomePageSend a Private Message to xquaidEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thank you for the compliments

Pennocks helped me with my headlights and heater core! I figure it is only fair to share!

I will knock out the PIP to get the pictures directly on the forum this weekend. I am all about sharing widsom.

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Report this Post12-09-2012 07:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mkiker2089Click Here to Email mkiker2089Send a Private Message to mkiker2089Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I see you were able to salvage the factory backer board. How well do they age? I know that for some older vehicles you have to find a plastic reproduction, like my S10 and that can be pricey.
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Report this Post12-23-2012 06:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for xquaidClick Here to visit xquaid's HomePageSend a Private Message to xquaidEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by mkiker2089:

I see you were able to salvage the factory backer board. How well do they age? I know that for some older vehicles you have to find a plastic reproduction, like my S10 and that can be pricey.


I didn't even notice the aging on my 25 year old car.

Maybe mine was taken care of really well before me?

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Report this Post02-05-2013 08:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for xquaidClick Here to visit xquaid's HomePageSend a Private Message to xquaidEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Had a thought about headliner replacement.

Can you use cardboard with material glued to it? I mean, you only need it to be firm enough to be stable in the ceiling?

Just a thought for those of you who can't find or afford a new plastic replacement like the previous comment!

*I am all about saving money*

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Report this Post11-19-2014 11:29 AM Click Here to See the Profile for johnyrottinClick Here to Email johnyrottinSend a Private Message to johnyrottinEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Some folks fiberglass their headboards up hen they have them out. They should last forever after that.
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Report this Post11-19-2014 03:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by xquaid:

12-08-2012 09:21 PM

I will knock out the PIP to get the pictures directly on the forum this weekend. I am all about sharing widsom.


Going on two years now. Justin must be a busy guy.

Fortunately the images are still at the links... but for how much longer?

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