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Whizzerbike 08-06-2012 06:05 PM

Custom Headliner?
 
My headliner is starting to sag. Been thinking about putting some awesome headliner in. I seen a place that sells Digital Military Camo headliner. The only thing is that they sell it by the yard...
When i measured my specs of the inside its about 86" Length and 46" Width (please correct me if im wrong). So im thinking about 3 yards of headliner...

Would that be enough to do my OHC and visors?

What should I use to apply it to the roof?

Rating on difficulty? 1- easy 5- hard

Thanks yall in advance! :2thumbsup:

alexrule123 08-08-2012 07:07 AM

The hardest part of doing the headliner is pulling all the trim off and removing all the foam backing from the board. If I remember correctly I used 4 yards for everything, headliner, visors, and OHC. IMO this job is a 1 in difficulty. Make sure to get headliner glue, I got mine from Oreilly's auto and one can was enough for mine but it was one of the big orange cans.

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zachndorsett 08-08-2012 07:10 AM

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Originally Posted by alexrule123 (Post 13987931)
The hardest part of doing the headliner is pulling all the trim off and removing all the foam backing from the board. If I remember correctly I used 4 yards for everything, headliner, visors, and OHC. IMO this job is a 1 in difficulty.

Most definitely pulling off the trim sucks, but its easy work. Taking off of the old foam is easy, i just used a hard brush and scraped it off. As for material, i smoothed my headboard down and laid truck bedliner on it, i plan on removing the carpet and doing the same. It turned out pretty good, but id like to get another headliner and re-do it in a different brand bedliner.

Motorcharge 08-08-2012 08:39 AM

The older the XJ the easier the old foam is to remove usually. Vacuum with the brush attachment works well.

Get some CRC spray adhesive and coat both the material and board and let them sit for 5 min or so before putting them together. Let's the glue thicken so it doesn't leave handprints. Most spray adhesive will only last a few months but the CRC is made for it. Best bet for finding it is a dealership parts department.

There's also a few guides on this in the tech section FAQ.

CRider74 08-08-2012 09:58 AM

Anybody just paint their headliner after removing the old one?

Altimeter 08-08-2012 10:48 AM

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I did. It needs another coat tho, plus gonna redo the headliner.

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CRider74 08-08-2012 11:52 AM

Excellent, thanks Altimeter! I'm thinking about doing that with spray-in bed-liner, your reply helps alot.

zachndorsett 08-08-2012 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by CRider74 (Post 13988636)
Anybody just paint their headliner after removing the old one?

Did mine with 3 coats of duple-color truck bedliner. Rolled it on, turned out pretty good. Would like to take it out and do a couple more coats on it, but its not too bad. Also did the soundbar that way and it turned out great! :thumbsup:

CRider74 08-08-2012 11:56 AM

Yeah, I'm planning on painting the soundbar at the same time. Thanks!

Cussawago 08-08-2012 12:41 PM

I used a queen, thicker cotton bed sheet for mine. Dark Grey in color and about 2 cans of Headliner Adhesive at Autozone. That was 3 years ago, still holding up great. And actually looks pretty good.

Whizzerbike 08-08-2012 06:06 PM

I was thinking its gonna be a horrible putting it up.. until i realized i can take the headliner completely out and snap it back in... aint as hard as i thought :2thumbsup:

CRider74 08-20-2012 11:32 AM

Got the headliner back in this weekend (still have to put some trim & the soundbar back in tonight). Turned out better than expected. 2 coats of acrylic laquer as the base, then a single coat of the spray-in bedliner. Overall, I'm pretty happy with the results:

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dunitic 08-20-2012 09:00 PM

I just bought my son a 1999 and the headliner and trim are missing. In Arizona it gets to hot without it. I checked the junk yards and no luck. Anyone know where I can find the board and trim ?

Motorcharge 08-21-2012 04:43 AM

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Originally Posted by dunitic (Post 14050825)
I just bought my son a 1999 and the headliner and trim are missing. In Arizona it gets to hot without it. I checked the junk yards and no luck. Anyone know where I can find the board and trim ?

Try Team Cherokee. They sell a ton of OEM parts.

CherokeeJon 08-21-2012 07:50 PM

Those of you that are painting your headliner, are you laying down headliner material over the headliner base and then painting on that or just bedlining the base?


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