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Unread 05-12-2013, 10:23 AM   #1
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Headliner

I want to re upholster my headliner. i want to do realtree AP camo. now ive never done this before. i dont know whats the best type of glue or fabric. http://www.joann.com/realtree-ap-twi...prd_01237056a/ this is 100% cotton so i didnt know if thats a good idea. http://www.lurasfabricshop.com/camo3...hed-twill.html this is a cotton denim i didnt know if this would be too heavy. if you know of any other fabrics that are better please send me the link. also please let me know what the best type of glue is. i want to get this done asap. thank you

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Unread 05-12-2013, 11:39 AM   #2
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I did a cotton backed vinyl on my xj about 7 years ago. it was a lot heavier than the stock fabric. I used 3M vinyl top adhesive (like 3m 8090). Still holding it up there.

Go with the thicker material, it will be less likely to bleed through the fabric.
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Unread 05-12-2013, 01:38 PM   #3
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I also need to do my headliner (pup took it down) but I was wondering if you have the dimensions needed or if you were just going to measure as you went?
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Unread 05-12-2013, 04:52 PM   #4
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I did my headliner a few weeks back using one from WWW.wlsheadliners.com. mine has worked spectacularly well and so I ordered another one for my XJ. The material isn't like anything I could find in any of the local fabric shops. I ordered the upgrade on the adhesive just to be sure as temps here get real hot and will test most adhesives. All I paid around $100 and it took less that 3 hours from start to finish.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 05:50 AM   #5
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...less that 3 hours from start to finish.
Great color selection.

How long does it take for the glue to set before it can be put back together?

Care to post a couple of pics of yours that shows the material?
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Unread 05-14-2013, 06:06 AM   #6
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headliner replace

I did what alot of people did on here and took mine off, tore off material, sanded off foam, and rubber coated then truck bed linered the pad. So far it has worked good.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 08:08 AM   #7
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JoAnn's Fabric also sells foam backed headliner material. It took three yards (60" width) to cover the entire headliner and I bought an extra yard to make sure that I had enough for my sunvisors and sunroof shade but ended up with lots of extra. They had different colors of gray and tan that would match most Jeeps. I think that it was on sale for $10.99/yard. I used the 3M spray adhesive which is made for headliners that I got at Advanced Auto. It is not very difficult and there are plenty of videos on Youtube that show how to do it. Total cost was around $75 and it looks great.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 09:09 AM   #8
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Great color selection.

How long does it take for the glue to set before it can be put back together?

Care to post a couple of pics of yours that shows the material?
The stuff I used is backed with a rough looking foam. I tried to upload some photos but it says my file sizes are to big and I ain't sure how to reduce them. I can pm them if you like. The glue is dried pretty quick. I had a beer between finishing the gluing and starting the installation.
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Unread 06-01-2013, 07:37 AM   #9
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Worked out great. I used fabric from real tree.com and a spray adhesive. It looks awesome. And I didn't the overhead console trim as well... not the visors tho
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Unread 06-01-2013, 07:47 AM   #10
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I did what alot of people did on here and took mine off, tore off material, sanded off foam, and rubber coated then truck bed linered the pad. So far it has worked good.
This is what I'm wanting to do...

So you rubber coated it first??? I would have thought any of the truck bed liners would be all that's used. What's the reason to rubber coat it first?
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Unread 06-01-2013, 08:22 AM   #11
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Great thread. This is something I really want to do, but I figured it would be pretty hard. Sounds like I'm wrong there.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 08:59 AM   #12
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This is what I'm wanting to do...

So you rubber coated it first??? I would have thought any of the truck bed liners would be all that's used. What's the reason to rubber coat it first?
I rubber coated it for three reasons, 1) i thought i would help isolate sound (wouldnt know if it actually did) 2) thought it would better cover fiberglass strands. 3 Rubber coating is cheaper than a can of nice bed liner. Overall, i dont see it as necessary for the finished project. Your perfectly fine skipping the rubber coating, it just saved my like 7 bucks for about the same finished project. Good luck
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I rubber coated it for three reasons, 1) i thought i would help isolate sound (wouldnt know if it actually did) 2) thought it would better cover fiberglass strands. 3 Rubber coating is cheaper than a can of nice bed liner. Overall, i dont see it as necessary for the finished project. Your perfectly fine skipping the rubber coating, it just saved my like 7 bucks for about the same finished project. Good luck
This is going to be a late summer/fall project for me.

What did you do about the visors? And do you have a sunroof? If so, how'd you do the lining on the part that slides on the sunroof?

Also, have you noticed any sagging because of weight???
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Unread 06-04-2013, 05:53 PM   #14
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Great write-up right here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/h...guide-1416673/

About to attempt this myself and want to use a different design as well.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 06:25 PM   #15
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gotta do this soon, windows down summer driving is not good on my saggy headliner
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