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RE: loose ceiling liner.
I have never redone a headliner in a car before but I will tell you what
works on a boat. 3M 5200 adhesive. The same stuff that's used to bed deck
hardware. It is permanent! If you want to go stronger try West System
epoxy. This two part epoxy is one of the best and will bond anything.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Lola [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 1999 12:23 PM
> To: Todd Young
> Cc: P-O Selander (EUS); Audi Internet List (E-mail)
> Subject: RE: loose ceiling liner.
> I have been trying to replace the headliner in Andrea's car for some time
> Here is a list of what I have tried to use as adhesive. This car has a
> shell that the fabric was attached to.
> Contact rubber cement - spread on both sides
> Elmer's Wood glue
> 3M spray adhesive - $9
> Hot glue gun - the type for crafts
> All have failed. I am moving onto surfboard resin next. :)
> I have noticed while at the car store that there is a headliner
> product that is cloth on one side and foam on the other. It runs about
> $30. I
> think that will be my next bet.
> Todd Young wrote:
> > "P-O Selander (EUS)" wrote:
> > > Parts of this weekend was spent on fixing the old car, 89 100E.
> > >
> > > Loose ceiling liner was reglued (somewhat). The stuff (foam
> deteriorated by
> > > UV and old glue) up there is MESSY beyond belief. My repair will not
> hold up
> > > for long, but hopefully until a sunny summer/spring day. And, I
> > > might rip it out completely and paint the hard shell instead. Possibly
> > > easier to get it to look nice since the liner will be VERY hard to
> clean out
> > > on the back side and stretch even so it covers the whole thing...
> > Just thought of something and thought I would pass it on. For all of you
> > headliners coming loose, here's an alternative. Mr. Selander's comment
> > painting the hard shell made me think, "Not a bad idea, but you would
> > sound insulation." Then I thought of a product on the market that would
> > the metal, provide sound insulation, and look good as it is available in
> > multiple colors. What I'm refering to is the new spray in bed liner
> > available for pickup truck beds. This stuff is supposed to be available
> in a
> > "roll-on" form also. With the proper prep, and application, you could
> have a
> > nice looking headliner, that you wouldn't have to worry about re-glueing
> > in a few years.
> > HTH, somebody.
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