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Old 11-10-2009, 06:03 PM
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What's a good way to fix a sagging headliner?

I noticed earlier today my headliner started to sag slightly above the passenger seat, and I'd like to get this fixed, so I'd like your input on it please. I don't want to put any thumbtacks or staples or slits in the headliner. I'd like it to as clean and professional as possible without paying somebody to fix it, otherwise I'd take it to the dealership. So what's your best method to fix a sagging headliner?
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I noticed earlier today my headliner started to sag slightly above the passenger seat, and I'd like to get this fixed, so I'd like your input on it please. I don't want to put any thumbtacks or staples or slits in the headliner. I'd like it to as clean and professional as possible without paying somebody to fix it, otherwise I'd take it to the dealership. So what's your best method to fix a sagging headliner?
Depends if the fabric has let go, or if the fiberglass is cracked. If the fabric has let go, then u will need some light coats of spray on contact cement.. if the glass is cracked, well, forget it...
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I'm pretty sure the fabric lost its adhesive. A few weeks ago I scrubbed that area with an upholstery cleaner, and that probably loosened the fabric a little. Then, I drive with my windows down 90% of the time, so that probably made the headliner start to sag. It's not all that noticeable, but it's annoying knowing I have that problem. Where can I get some spray on contact cement, and how noticeable will any residue look after I spray it on?
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I'm pretty sure the fabric lost its adhesive. A few weeks ago I scrubbed that area with an upholstery cleaner, and that probably loosened the fabric a little. Then, I drive with my windows down 90% of the time, so that probably made the headliner start to sag. It's not all that noticeable, but it's annoying knowing I have that problem. Where can I get some spray on contact cement, and how noticeable will any residue look after I spray it on?
U can get the stuff at pep boys, autozone, wallmart. etc... you need to peel back the liner and spray a light coat on the fabric and a light coat on the glass backing wait about 15 mins and then stick them together.

Most automotive upholstery (or custom stereo) shops can do this for just a few bucks if you don't want to tackle it for yourself...
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3M Super 77 spray adhesive available at Home Depot.
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Thanks guys! It's gonna be a pain in the ass to peel back the headliner probably.
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