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Old 03-27-2003, 06:28   #1 (permalink)
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Quik fix for sagging roof lining

Just wonderin what the best way to fix saging roof liner? Its a common problem, so i'm hoping someone knows a cheap easy way of makin it look right. mines not too bad, looks a bit shabby though.

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Just buy a new one and put it in.

Shouldn't cost too much and is easy as piss.

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Old 03-28-2003, 06:30   #3 (permalink)
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Staple gun?

But seriously, you should pull the roof lining off by taking all the side trim off(be caresful) and take it to a auto upholstrer and get them to fix it for you. For mine I got lightweight grey carpet stuff stuck on the roof lining at the upholsters recommendation because it will never fall down ever again. Carpet on the roof might sound dodgy, but it looks really good.
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the other thing you can try is using a srau adhesive to re stick it to the backing. 3m make one in a spay can i have the same prob with my wagon and thats how i am fixing it, an upholsterer would re glue it and charge ya heaps.
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the other thing you can try is using a srau adhesive to re stick it to the backing. 3m make one in a spay can i have the same prob with my wagon and thats how i am fixing it, an upholsterer would re glue it and charge ya heaps.
Nah cost me $100 for them to do mine, and that included the cost of the carpet stuff they used. When you take into account the $20 you'll spend on new foam, $20 for sticky spray and $10 for fabric it's not much at all.

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I bought a a second hand ED one for my car. It took me about 2 hours to put it in my self. It'd probably cost you around $50 to get a decent one out of a EA-EL.

Just do that, no point messing around with glues.

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Personally, I've found that a water-based glue works well as long as the backing's still OK. Just mix it up with water and apply with a roller (take the headlining out first :1)
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The way to do it properly is
1. remove the entire roofing.
2. remove the velour and foam from the backing, make sure it's all removed.
3. glue new foam to the backing, i got a sheet of foam from clark rubber for $10
4. soak the foam in glue.
5. attach new velour, attaching the old velour is ok but it is quite hard to line up properly, and to lie flat again.
6. trim the overhang and cut out the holes.
7. finaly put back into the roof.

I used PVA glue which worked in the glueing part but has left the velour hard. If anyone knows of a better glue i would love to hear!!!!
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a quick way i found was to put a pin hole in the saggy bit, then inject glue in the area and stick it. bit of a prick of a job and if it aint done right looks a little shitty, but if you want it outa your face, then this is the way to go. if its more than 50 bucks to do this, forget it! jump the fence at a wrecking yard.
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