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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South East Michigan
Re: Headliner Mildew Stains
Thanks, guys ! Buying a new headliner is not as easy as it sounds. None of the larger headliner suppliers, including Legendary, PUI, TMI and even James Hinshaw offer a 66 headliner in fawn. All suggested that I contact SMS in Oregon to see if they have any fawn material, but all thought it was doubtful. I finally found a fawn headliner option at Ausleyís and ordered it, but so far the order is listed as backordered and Iím fearful that Iíll be receiving a cancellation message in the near future. In the meantime, Iím planning to contact a dry cleaner and possibly a few fabric stores to see if they have any thoughts on cleaning my new 30 year old headliner. I really want to get my car finished this summer, but donít want to install a headliner more than once. Iíll let everybody know if I come up with a solution.
BTW - I was surprised to learn that thereís some disagreement on what pattern of material was used in 66. Several of the companies claim it was Tiered and others claim basket weave. My car (April 66 Fremont) definitely was built with Tiered, but the pattern is slightly different from the tiered offered by the suppliers today. Maybe it varied by plant, time frame, etc., but I donít know for sure. For me, either fabric type is fine as long as itís fawn colored.