[200q20v] Re: Gravity Induced Headliner Failure

Dale McCormack dale at themccormacks.org
Wed Jul 4 11:37:36 EDT 2001

In an earlier Type 44 with your problem I discovered a fix.

3M makes a  fast drying spray adhesive (available in the warehouse
AutoParts stores) which I sprayed onto the backside of the headliner
fabric and pressed onto the roof.  This functioned fairly well, though
the adhesion to the remaining original headliner foam backing was
somewhat tentative, it also wasn't very elegant.  Despite the cost of
the 16 oz aerosol adhesive (~$15 as I recall), this was a CHEAP solution
when compared to a professional headliner replacement. Be prepared to do
a thorough vacuuming afterward to get rid of the powdered foam.  My
thoughts were how much time did I spend examining my car's roof when


> Message: 6
> From: "HAUPT,DAVID (A-Sonoma,ex1)" <david_haupt at agilent.com>
> To: "'200q20v at audifans.com'" <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2001 17:24:05 -0400
> Subject: [200q20v] What to do about falling headliner?
> In the past, this has ended up being the death knell for my cars.  Or, at
> least, the solution was so vexing that at least, the problem lasted until I
> parted company with the car!
> My 1989 TQ Sedan's roofliner (headliner?) is falling.  Seating in the
> captain's chair, an attempt to gaze out the back window via the convenient
> mirror supplied for that purpose, one sees (at least from the height of my
> physiognomy) through the bottom half of the glass, while the upper region is
> obscured by fabric dangling from the vehicle's roof.
> The roof liner construction appears to be some sort of fabric adhesively
> attached to foam that's perhaps 1/8" thick.  The foam seems to remain
> attached to whatever is backing it (some sort of pressed board, I'm
> certain), but the fabric has detached from the foam.
> Any thoughts?  BTDTs?  Just pull the danged thing out and paint the roof a
> pretty color?
> TIA!
> Dave
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