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post #16 of 280 (permalink) Old Feb 8th, 07, 5:34 PM
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I'm trying to put a custom black tweed headliner in my car is there anyway to get this to adhear/stick to the old and/or take out the old and put new pad in between the bows and stick the tweed to that. And will the pad stick the the roof with out falling off? Any advice would help. I have tried 3m super 77 and super 90 glue It will hold for about a week then fall off the old head liner. thanks Eric
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I'm trying to put a custom black tweed headliner in my car is there anyway to get this to adhear/stick to the old and/or take out the old and put new pad in between the bows and stick the tweed to that. And will the pad stick the the roof with out falling off? Any advice would help. I have tried 3m super 77 and super 90 glue It will hold for about a week then fall off the old head liner. thanks Eric

are you glueing it to the old headliner? i dont think that will work too well.

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i dont know what you're asking about the clips, but i did the headliner on my 69 with the glass in. it was just harder. its also a lot easier without any interior in!
Luckily (?) my interior is still completely out..lol No, i was just wondering if the rear and front glass would interfere with the clamp type clips being able to fit in place to hold the headliner while the glue was setting up.....looks like you inadvertantly answered my question though, seeing as to how you have accomplished it with the glass in as well
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Luckily (?) my interior is still completely out..lol No, i was just wondering if the rear and front glass would interfere with the clamp type clips being able to fit in place to hold the headliner while the glue was setting up.....looks like you inadvertantly answered my question though, seeing as to how you have accomplished it with the glass in as well

they worked, just had to use the smaller clips (which seem to be the best). the windows only interferred just a little bit

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I tried to glue it to the headliner and that didn't work. I didn't know if I could use some padding in between the bows and glue it to the rood and then get the new headliner to glue to that and if it will hold or not.
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I tried to glue it to the headliner and that didn't work. I didn't know if I could use some padding in between the bows and glue it to the rood and then get the new headliner to glue to that and if it will hold or not.
Eric,
I'm planning to do a custom headliner too, and have ordered a stock replacement and will either sew the new fabric to it (at each bow seam) or use the stock one as a pattern for the custom one. I wouldn't trust glue to hold much for very long, unless you were going direct to metal or board.
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Eric,
I'm planning to do a custom headliner too, and have ordered a stock replacement and will either sew the new fabric to it (at each bow seam) or use the stock one as a pattern for the custom one. I wouldn't trust glue to hold much for very long, unless you were going direct to metal or board.
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(BTW -still looking for those glue strips next to the windshield )
I still have my stock strips for the windows. I'm now planing on glueing some actuall cpt pad. to the metal roof. then glueing card board the the pad to cover up the bows and then glueing the tweed. crossing my fingers and hoping this works. I don't think the 140+ mph passes I make in the car will help it stay either.
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Awsome write up Chris!, This is going to help alot of us.

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Awsome write up Chris!, This is going to help alot of us.
no problem. its my first 'sticky' also! woo hoo

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That was a good job Chris, and very informative, headliners are not easy to do a good job, plus you took the time to write it up and good pictures, appreciate you putting this on. I learned some things here.

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If you try this do yourself a favor and pull the seats. It was just a ton easier for me that way.

I had a glass guy living across the street from me, he came over and pulled the glass. Much easier, I was installing a new windshield and the rear glass needed to be re-installed anyway. The old tar strip was leaking between the tar and the window. Guy installed them both with some kind of urethane in a caulk gun. Wouldn't work for a show car but great for mine, it's a daily driver.

I bought over 100 of those little clips, they're perfect.

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Chris, great job, i too was going to farm this job out until i heard how much it would cost. Can you tell me where you got your headliner?
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OUTSTANDING WRITE UP!

I'm looking at doing the headliner myself, I've not attempted one before, so I am very cautious. And the only interior shop in town wants $400!!!

Can anyone post a pic/pics of the proper locations for the headliner bows? Also, are all five bows of the thick diameter?

I have four thick ones and a thin one (goes right over the dome light).

I have done sooo much kustom work and having had the interior in and out so many times, I just don't know for certain where everything is supposed to go. The car does have the bows in the same locations that the last interior shop had them installed in. Though that was about eight years ago, they have not been moved since then.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I'm assuming your old headliner is vinyl. If so, wipe it first with acetone or lacquer thinner. Not too much but enough to strip it of any oils such as armor-all. I will also assume that you do not have a glue spraying gun, so use 3M SUPER TRIM ADHESIVE Spray can. Spay the glue on both surfaces and wait until it gets tacky before applying one to another. You can also buy it by the quart and brush it but it's messy and can easily bleed through cloth. 3M 77 or 90 or any that comes in the black cans will not work for what you are trying to do. The key to glue on most any soft trim is contact glue, and clean surfaces. Use on both surfaces and let set before you stick.
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Chris, I just tackled my headliner today. I would of paid someone again if it wasnt for your write up and pictures. Thanks

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