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Saggy headlines are a common problem on late-80's VW's. My '89 GTI has
same and I'm in the process of restoring it. I'm told the best approach
is to remove the headliner from the backing and regluing the entire
assembly with Scotch high-temp contact cememt (spray-on version). Of
course one must remove the head-liner assembly from the car. Removal was
an easy task on my GTI.
'83 urq 83K miles, really!
'89 Jetta GLI w/2.0 16v (very nice car!)
'89 GTI 16V - preparing to sell to buy a 5000S Quattro or 100 Quattro
> Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 16:50:21 -0500 (EST)
> From: MSV96@aol.com
> Subject: saggy headliner
> Anyone had any luck gluing the cloth headliner material back to the backing
> in a 5k? In mine the cloth has started to fall (saggy ;-)...) underneath the
> driver's visor. The visor holds it in place when in the stored position so it
> isn't really noticable except when the visor is doing its thing (keeping me
> from being blinded). Any BTDT's???? My thought was a syringe with some sort
> of glue applied at strategic spots. The overall condition of the headliner is
> excellent but it would be nice to repair this if it is possible.
> Mike Veglia
> 87 5kcstq with slightly saggy headliner