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post #1 of 10 Old 03-28-2016, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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Sagging headliner in XJ

There is a small area above the driver seat that the headliner is starting to sag. Prob less than a square foot. Any have a good suggestion on how to reattach?

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post #2 of 10 Old 03-28-2016, 09:02 AM
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Thumb tacks? You're gonna have to do the whole thing.

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Thumb tacks? You're gonna have to do the whole thing.

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^^^ Pretty much I've seen people try to cut a small slit and apply adhesive then push it back up. Never worked.

I bedlined mine so I'd never have to worry about it sagging again, but you can also use 3M adhesive and a few yards of fabric from joann's or some such to recover it. The bigger stores even carry the foam-backed stuff like was on it from the factory.

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Mine is dirty but intact and I'm afraid to wash it, so I'm just gonna have to replace it

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Bought the factory style stuff from Joanns. Waiting for a time to do it. It is not a top priority when so many other more fun things can be done.
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post #8 of 10 Old 05-01-2016, 07:57 PM
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sagging, according to my upholstery guy is/was a result of the foam backer disintegrating and the whole liner needed & was replaced

the old had to be scraped & sanded off b4 the new would have anything sound to stick to

the new liner sure looks nice...

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There is a small area above the driver seat that the headliner is starting to sag. Prob less than a square foot. Any have a good suggestion on how to reattach?
Can't really be done. I've seen people try thumb tacks and cutting a tiny slit to apply adhesive and all sorts of stuff

Once it starts that means the foam backing is falling apart. I pulled my board out, stripped off the cloth and foam and bedlined it. You could also buy factory style foam backed stuff at joanns or wherever.

If you live in a hot state applying some self adhesive hvac insulation to the roof while it's bare will help your AC keep up.

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post #10 of 10 Old 05-03-2016, 09:12 PM
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You can buy yourself a lot of time with some headliner pins.
At this point you realistically only need one.

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But I still wouldn't trade it for a Coupe DeVille."


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