Originally Posted by StevenXJ
I was thinking about taking out the headliner in my Jeep and painting the top flat black, but didn't know how it was gonna look and was trying to get some opinions. Thanks.
I pulled mine out and painted it black with truck bed liner spray. It looked alright everywhere except for where the headliner board had 3 foot deep scratches that you could see down the side. I would not recommend painting it. It was pretty redneck and smelled awful.
I recommend redoing it with grey foam backed fabric from Joann's fabric. Be sure to use a coupon otherwise it is expensive. You need 3 yards and that leaves about a foot on each end extra.
I do not recommend getting the black fabric, every dirt spec and hair shows and it looked dirty. Grey is much better.
For glue, I used 2 cans of 3m 88 from Walmart. I redid my headliner for the second time about two years ago and it has not fallen anywhere and that is with Atlanta heat. The first time I redid my headliner I used 3m 90 and it was more expensive and bled through. The 3m 88 will stink for two weeks so get ready for that.
FOLLOW the instructions for letting the glue get tacky or you will regret it. The fabric will fall in spots if you do this wrong.
I divided the board into three sections when I was glueing and smoothing the fabric down.
When you smooth down the fabric DO NOT press down hard. All it takes it a light smooth slide across the fabric and up the side. Don't press hard or you will see indentations where you did, especially on the sides.
Have fun getting the headliner board out out. I recommend having another person to help you with the removal and putting it back in place.