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Unread 06-06-2013, 04:40 PM   #1
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Repair headliner board? Help!

So I pulled the headliner on my 99 xj with an aftermarket sunroof today. The board has a big giant hole cut in the center of it for the sunroof mechanism to fit and the lack of material has caused the board to crack/crease in some of the thin areas. I went to the jy and pulled a headliner out of a 97 and thought I was good to go but as soon as I got home I realized its not going to be that easy because my headboard is molded so the soundbar goes between the board and the roof, whereas the jy one is just flat in the back and the sound bar goes under it.

So my question is,
Is there a way to repair my old headboard to make it more ridged and fix some of the small cracks? It's really not thattttt bad, for what it is. I have heard rumors of people using epoxy to do just this but I'm not sure if there is a certain kind of where to get it or whatnot.

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Unread 06-06-2013, 05:35 PM   #2
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Fiberglass comes to mind, but I don't know how flexible the liner needs to be...
Maybe just use it on the cracked areas ?
Maybe go back to the JY and get the sound bar for the liner you got and modify IT (the liner) to fit your Jeep?
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Unread 06-06-2013, 06:21 PM   #3
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Just went to advanced and got a Fiberglass repair kit. Never used fiberglass before, but it can't be that hard and I can't make it worse than it already is. I was considering going back and taking the soundbar off the jy jeep but I don't want to make the trip back there if I don't have to. As we were leaving I remember saying "somebody will want that soundbar." It will be ironic if I ends up being me haha
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Unread 06-08-2013, 06:54 PM   #4
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So this morning I fiberglassed over the cracks and the weak spots on the corners where it's thin on the headliner board. At work for tonight but we'll see tomorrow how it came out. While its out I'm going to try to figure out how to mount a dome light to the bottom of the sunroof mech and run a power wire up the a-pillar for my roof lights.
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Unread 06-11-2013, 06:08 PM   #5
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Ran around all day today trying to find headliner fabric. Didn't find get it. Jo-Ann's had the fabric, just not the right color. Tried micheals and another local fabric store, didn't have anything. Walmart didn't have anything. Pep boys actually sold rolls of it but they only came in 6' sections which is too short. Jo-Ann's said they get a truck Thursday and would have it.

On another note I bought a 4awg wire for my sub today to replace my dinky little 8awg. I am going to use the 8 to run out the boot in the door and up the weather stripping then through the gutter and to the light bar.

The fiberglassed headliner board came out okay. Still kinda sketchy but I think it will work. The fiberglass worked great where I put it on.
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Unread 06-11-2013, 11:15 PM   #6
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How much current (not the wattage to the speakers) does this amp pull??
The 8 AWG wire is probably more than good enough, and that 4 AWG wire will be a PITA to route...
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Unread 06-12-2013, 09:21 PM   #7
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It's a 500 watt amp, so 500/12= 42amps, if I'm doing that correctly? I figure if anything the sub will sound cleaner with a fatter wire. It's also MUCH higher quality wire
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Unread 06-13-2013, 03:03 AM   #8
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My "600" watt amp pulls 31 amps at it's "rated output" which is 270 watts (60x2+150x1). At an actual 600 watts it would be pulling around 46 amps.
I ran 8 AWG wire and a 50 amp fuse (8 AWG wire should be good for a minimum of 60 amps depending on the insulation and length of wire). 4 AWG wire would be good for around 120+ amps.
I am not in the habit of turning it up to "11", but I haven't blown the fuse yet.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 06:52 AM   #9
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Where did you get the 60x2+150x1? A bit confused on that. I guess I don't really know what I'm talking about. One of my buddies suggested I upgrade the wire so I did.
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Just kidding I think I got it, 2 channels at 60watts rms and 1 at 150 rms?
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Unread 06-13-2013, 08:28 AM   #11
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This is currently where I'm at with the headliner. I'm going to Jo-Ann's again right now to see if they got more fabric in
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They still didn't have it, looks like I'm going to have to order it.
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I left the fabric off mine and painted it with grey paint with the speckles in it.Looks good and won't ever sag again.




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Just kidding I think I got it, 2 channels at 60watts rms and 1 at 150 rms?
Precisely. Two 6x9's in wedge boxes and a 6" Bazooka tube sub are what's hooked up to it.
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With that huge sunroof opening, you might just as well paint it like Boogieman did
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Unread 06-13-2013, 08:05 PM   #15
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I just really want it to look clean, not ghetto. The PO did it before, so I will be able to also, even if its a PITA and doesn't come out perfect. As long as its better than it was.
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