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Unread 11-08-2012, 12:14 PM   #16
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yea that is the one i was thinking of. i think it turned out pretty well
Thanks. I really like the look better than the fabric.
If anyone does do this make sure you can keep your windows down after re installing the headliner. It will smell really bad for a couple of Weeks. Or just leave the headliner out for a couple of Weeks.

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Unread 11-09-2012, 08:43 PM   #17
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If I can't find a good headliner at the junk yard, may have to go the bedliner route. Does it retain heat in the summer?
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Unread 11-09-2012, 09:19 PM   #18
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i think you might be hard pressed to find a decent headliner at the junkyard. If you wanted to go for the stock look i would just buy the fabric and re-adheisve it yourself. But the bedliner probably would look as good and be much easier
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Unread 11-09-2012, 09:46 PM   #19
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I'm kinda digging the spartan, utilitarian, look of the ceiling with the headliner removed! I am kinda wanting to just bedliner the bare ceiling! Anybody got any pics of that?
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Unread 11-09-2012, 10:29 PM   #20
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above i post one of just the ceiling but no spray. i think that fiber glass piece provides a lot of insulation though. im not sure how it would fare without that 1-2 inches of fiberglass and the air in between
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Unread 11-09-2012, 10:46 PM   #21
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above i post one of just the ceiling but no spray. i think that fiber glass piece provides a lot of insulation though. im not sure how it would fare without that 1-2 inches of fiberglass and the air in between
I've seen some spray on sound and heat insulation undercarriage stuff that is supposed to work pretty well, and it is paintable. I am wondering how it would work out to use some of that then spray bedliner over it..
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Unread 12-16-2012, 09:56 AM   #22
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Any feedback on how successful this is over time? I have re-done the headliner in my Cherokee twice and it needs another go. Never seems to last much longer than 18 months. Getting the right adhesives is hard due to European laws so I want bring some "Good Stuff" that will stand the test of time the next time i head over to Sweden. My ZJ needs the headlining done so I would use this as my trial.
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Unread 06-09-2013, 09:51 AM   #23
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Hey, this is a great writeup and I think I really like the material method over the spray method. I know this is an old thread, but I was wondering if it might be easier if you had a roller to roll the material on after you sprayed the headliner and the material? I'd also be curious just how awesome it would be to use Monsta-Liner since they now offer colors!

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Unread 06-09-2013, 06:41 PM   #24
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Jt - I have not had any issues with my headliner coming off since I have done this. I was fairly generous with the 3m headliner spray.

Monkey house - I'm not sure how you would fair using a roller. I would spray the adhesive on in 2 foot sections starting from the front and moving down folding the headliner over as it shows in the pictures. Might be worth trying out your way though of you think it will work well
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Unread 06-09-2013, 06:47 PM   #25
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Thanks Svons7. I followed the process about 2 months ago and it has worked fantastic. I bought more headliner and more adhesive and will do by he Cherokee later this month - hope for the 3rd and last time...;-)
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Unread 06-09-2013, 06:54 PM   #26
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Haha 3rd times a charm. I'm glad to hear the other one is doing well though. Good luck!
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Unread 06-09-2013, 07:30 PM   #27
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I think the difference is the adhesive. I am using 3m stuff (76 I think). I have a couple of cans in my suit case hoping that the airport officials don't get to frisky with me.
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Unread 06-10-2013, 08:42 AM   #28
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I'm kinda digging the spartan, utilitarian, look of the ceiling with the headliner removed! I am kinda wanting to just bedliner the bare ceiling! Anybody got any pics of that?
I was wondering about this too, I think anything to keep it quiet would be a good idea. I gotta look for more options with foam/insulation!
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Unread 06-10-2013, 08:45 AM   #29
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Jt - I have not had any issues with my headliner coming off since I have done this. I was fairly generous with the 3m headliner spray.

Monkey house - I'm not sure how you would fair using a roller. I would spray the adhesive on in 2 foot sections starting from the front and moving down folding the headliner over as it shows in the pictures. Might be worth trying out your way though of you think it will work well
Oh, ok. I only mentioned the roller because I thought somewhere you said you had a little trouble with the fabric in some spots. I didn't mean roll on the glue, just using a roller on top of the fabric, not actually touching glue. Great writeup though, really like it!
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Unread 06-10-2013, 11:10 AM   #30
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This past weekend, I opted for spraying bedliner on the headliner. I used the shop vac/small wire brush method to remove the old headliner backing material. I also ripped that nasty old fabric from the visors and overhead console. 'Sprayed the outside piece of the OC with bedliner too.

So far, I like the clean look, but I may go back and paint it grey...who knows? Time will tell.

Havent decided what to do with the visors. For now, I'll just reinstall them without the fabric....which looks pretty bad.

It's going to be nice being able to drive with a window down today. With that sagging headliner, I couldnt do that before. ( you guys know what I'm talking about, if your headliner is starting to come down )
I crave fresh air and sunshine anyway. That's the reason I buy Jeeps in the first place !

Before I reinstalled the headliner itself, I took a marker to the topside and told the story of my ZJ's history since the day I bought it. Mentioned the states it's visited, the duck and deer hunts, the boats it's pulled, the beaches it's driven on, saltwater fishing trips, the number of girlfriends and wives it's survived...etc. Told the mileage as of right now, the fact that nothing but Castrol has been used in it and a few other tidbits, including the fact that if someone was reading it, I'm probably dead because I have no intention of selling it.
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