post #31 of Old 06-10-2013, 11:15 AM
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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 !
Exactly why I buy jeeps! Oh and I also get debris from the foam coming down on me. Can't wait to get started!


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post #32 of Old 06-10-2013, 11:22 AM
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I'm still thinking about spraying the Jeep Name ( logo) on the headliner, but I didnt have time this weekend. My current lady friend said it needs to say 4X4, or ZJ and the Jeep logo over the cargo area, in red. ( the body color) . Then I was thinking about LEDs...hmm.. The cargo area isnt lit very well anyway.

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post #33 of Old 06-10-2013, 11:58 AM
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I'm still thinking about spraying the Jeep Name ( logo) on the headliner, but I didnt have time this weekend. My current lady friend said it needs to say 4X4, or ZJ and the Jeep logo over the cargo area, in red. ( the body color) . Then I was thinking about LEDs...hmm.. The cargo area isnt lit very well anyway.
I like the way you're thinking!

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post #34 of Old 06-10-2013, 03:25 PM
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Ive always wanted to fiberglass mine and make it super smooth then paint it super gloss black with a big white JEEP logo smack dab in the middle of it.

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post #35 of Old 06-10-2013, 09:17 PM
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Well, drove it today after spraying bedliner on the headliner fiberglass. So far, I love it. The good news is... I dont have to deal with a sagging headliner fabric ever again ! It's a Jeep, not some old lady's caddy...and so far, I like the look. Clean, simple...neat, tidy.

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post #36 of Old 06-11-2013, 05:46 AM
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Well, drove it today after spraying bedliner on the headliner fiberglass. So far, I love it. The good news is... I dont have to deal with a sagging headliner fabric ever again ! It's a Jeep, not some old lady's caddy...and so far, I like the look. Clean, simple...neat, tidy.
Can you upload pics?
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post #37 of Old 06-11-2013, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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yes we all want to see pics!

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post #38 of Old 06-11-2013, 09:07 AM
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svons7,

Thanks for the great write up. I look forward to doing this to my wife's ZJ this summer. I also appreciate the advice on "Bed liner spray." I think that is the way I am going to go. Oldfrog, can't wait to see those photos. Oh, one questions, does that bed liner smell bad in your vehicle?

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post #39 of Old 06-11-2013, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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I just did my floors in bed liner. It smelled pretty bad for a few days but i left it in the garage with the windows down. It is mostly gone now but it has been about 2 weeks.

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post #40 of Old 06-11-2013, 12:01 PM
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The smell isnt too bad. I left the windows cracked a bit overnight. I'll try to get some pics taken this week. A tip: Dont even try to get the glue off of the overhead console after removing that nasty, 16 yr old fabric. Just use a shop vac and a brass wire brush to remove the foam backing. ( after taking the console apart)...then spray it with bedliner. The glue was applied by a machine and it created a nice pattern.

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post #41 of Old 08-19-2013, 06:06 AM
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Soo I began this project on Saturday and will be wrapping it up tonight, rain yesterday screwed me... I am bed liner-ing the headliner, don't think it's gonna hold up to great over time, I assumed we had a fiberglass piece up there and not cardboard!!! When removing all of the nasty sticky foam some of the cardboard peeled off with it and it just doesn't look how I imagine it would. But better than the fabric on your head, plush drilled for roof power while I had it out so good project all the same.

My question is this, when I removed the overhead console I got a ton of relays clicking behind the glove box and the radio/heater/and information center won't work. Now when I hook everything backup do I need to just disconnect and reconnect the battery to reset all that and get rid of the solid security light that's on?
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post #42 of Old 08-19-2013, 06:41 AM Thread Starter
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Proph2010, Sounds like you have a short somewhere - I can't say i ran into any issues like this during the removal and installation of any of the parts. I would verify none of the wiring in the console is cut or potentially became exposed during the removal and might be grounding on the roof. Other wise maybe check out your fuses. Or it could be something to do with the wiring you installed for your aux lights.

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post #43 of Old 08-19-2013, 07:13 AM
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Hmmm, that's great... I don't believe it's a short/ground out issue, it happened a soon as I removed the rear plug from the overhead console, might have blown a fuse I suppose but I haven't checked... I was hopping it was pretty standard and the overhead co sole just had to be in circuit for those things to work. Or perhaps mine is different because my security light is on, power locks don't work, and again nothing on the center console had power ie radio etc.
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post #44 of Old 08-19-2013, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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Well now that i think about it im not sure if those things worked with mine out because i didn't actually put the keys in while i had it all apart. Potentially they might have been off also but i think it is unlikely for that being unplugged to cause all of those issues. Check those fuses!

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post #45 of Old 08-20-2013, 06:09 PM
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No fuses blown... Frustrated now because i can't find a problem that causing it. The any fuse that can be pulled that's stops the relay behind the dash from constantly clicking is I.O.D. Under the hood's relay box. Fuse is fine a pulling it does nothing to solve the problem. Again no interior lights, radio, heater controls, info center, or power locks. The vehicle will start. But security light is on solid. When key in "run" relay clicking stops as well however if the key is out it clicks.

This is the relay going nuts...
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