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e36 headliner

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What's a good glue I can use to fix my saggy headliner that won't damage the fabric.

 

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I got mine from an auto upholstery place, because the cheaper stuff loses adhesion in the heat.

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thanks guys thats more than enough info

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Now that we can find some suitable glue, any tips for how to actually do this?

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5 hours ago, gjm said:

Now that we can find some suitable glue, any tips for how to actually do this?

My link above has really good guide videos.

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On 12/8/2017 at 2:38 PM, gjm said:

Now that we can find some suitable glue, any tips for how to actually do this?

Assuming you've removed the liner completely from the car, remove all the material from the fibreglass backing. You'll see lots of orange foam on the fibreglass, this needs to be removed completely (or else it absorbs any glue you spray on and can leave the new material with lumps under it). I found using rubber dishwashing gloves to be the easiest - they really stick to the glue so pop a glove on and rub hard. You will destroy the gloves and make a big mess....

Once that's done I found it easier to start with the front section as it's got the most corners/surface angles etc. Then just work backwards from there doing it in sections so you can stretch it both backwards and sideways. It's not a fun job but looks a hell of a lot better once done.

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