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Old 02-23-2018, 01:13 AM   #1
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As the headliner on my SC1 continues to disintegrate into oblivion, I thought I might search for a creative replacement.
This is from an FRS.

Tasteful or not?
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Old 02-23-2018, 01:22 AM   #2
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You'd really want to test just how little glue to use before going hog-wild with that idea. With the standard solid-color foam backed headliner fabric you can go crazy with the glue and it'll still look fine but without the foam backing to soak up the glue it'll tend to leak through the fabric and look like as----"not awesome" lol

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Old 02-23-2018, 09:51 AM   #3
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Tasteful or not?
Oh no that is definitely not tasteful.
It is practical, though. With cigarette in hand, you could make wildly gesticulating hand motions while talking with your passengers! A few glowing ember streaks on the Carina Nebula will never show! Use it.

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Old 02-23-2018, 10:45 AM   #4
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I don't know about "tasteful" or not, but it is interesting.

To echo a previous post, people have tried many materials to re-cover the headliners in these cars.
Terry cloth, for example.
It works quite well actually but as fetchitfido said, any excess glue will soak through and make a mess.
Best just to stick with standard foam-backed headliner material in my opinion.
It is very forgiving material to work with.

Oh, and whatever you do, do NOT use contact cement.
It will let go in the summer heat and you will not be happy.
Use 3M 08088 trim adhesive or similar high-temperature high-strength adhesive.
JoAnne fabrics is a good source for headliner material but color choices tend to be limited (any color you want as long as you want black, tan or gray).

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Old 02-23-2018, 02:30 PM   #5
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I recovered my son's 2002 SL2 using proper headliner material sourced from yourautotrim.com. Cost with the adhesive was about $30 to $40. Last month me and my other son did his 2003 L300 and both look superb. on the sl2 we had enough headliner material left that we could recover his sun visors which were also past it. That site also allow you to purchase a swatch chart, which I did. Made picking the right headliner much better. Of course you can buy from Joannes Fabrics, etc, but l felt it better to get the right stuff, rather than mess about. Both their cars will I feel hold their resale values much better as a result.

For that level of cost, why mess about with 'creative alternatives? if a job is worth doing, do it properly!

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Old 02-23-2018, 04:42 PM   #6
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Depends on what you drop or smoke before hand

hey, it's your car. 99.9% of us will never look at your car's ceiling.

I went with gray, but I'm an old fart.
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Yes, I tried getting some material to match my interior from an actual automotive headliner place.
It wasn't enough of a match for me to keep it (pureed carrot baby food orange/yellow or something perhaps even a bit more disgusting).
So I just bought black from JoAnne fabrics and had done with it.
It was the exact same material, only cheaper.

I used it for my sun visors and door panels as well.
It has held up beautifully for 8-9 years now.

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As the headliner on my SC1 continues to disintegrate into oblivion, I thought I might search for a creative replacement.
This is from an FRS.

Tasteful or not?
Damn!!!

Who needs a moon roof??

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I have replaced a half dozen or so headliners. I use Scotch 777 spray adhesive - and material from Walmart. Average cost $10.....

Nobody ever notices - so I count it as a job well done....

That one will probably get noticed - but I wouldn't complain....

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