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Old 01-07-2008, 04:51 AM   #1
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Default 87 Bonneville Headliner Replacement

Just wondering if anyone knows the best way to deal with a sagging headliner. I have heard that it'* best to replace it, but I have no idea where to get one. I live in British Columbia Canada.

I would appreciate any suggestions, even if they involve repair techniques.

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I just cut mine off when it started sagging. I'll get around to replacing it one of these years.
If you need more than these two links, try using this site'* search feature using the keyword headliner and author John Deere Boy. He posted on several different threads about the subject. Here is his:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ight=headliner
This site sells the material:
http://www.wlsheadliners.com/full-si...r-kit-p-8.html
I've been looking at some silver fake fur to really pimp out mine.
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There is no other way to fix it than to replace it, unless you want to use staples or sagstoppers to hold the material up. The problem is that the foam backing disintigrates, so there is nothing to hold the fabric up or even glue it to.

I finally fixed the pictures in my tutorial. Be sure to visit harofreak'* thread on headliners too.
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...82&highlight=A

Fabric is available at www.yourautotrim.com and www.hancockfabrics.com
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Did my 89. It wasn't too bad. Just watch for the clips on the plastic tabs on the pillars and over the doors. They have a tendency to break instead of the clips coming off.

Here the link to mine. There is a link in the thread for the place I got my material and glue.

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...15&highlight=A
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I would appreciate any suggestions, even if they involve repair techniques.
You can recover the stock board, but you have to address it'* issues too.

GM chose to make it'* headliners with a pressed fiberglass "fluff". Works great for a few years, but the glue that holds it together breaks down over the years, as does the foam backing on the fabric. Cigarette smoke seems to accelerate it.

If you can't find a replacement headboard, you can make one using what'* left of the original.

Take it down, carefully, and peel off the fabric and foam. Use a wire brush to scrub off the foam stuck to the board.

Use can use pieces of cardboard and staples on the back of the board to reassemble any tears in the board. (do it on the back, it'* only temporary)

Next, fiberglass the original board. A few layers of 2oz cloth and plenty of polyester resin will create a new headboard right on top of the old one. Once the front side has cured, flip the board over and do a few layers of fiberglass on the back (remove any patches you do to hold the original together, you don't need them after the front side is done.)

After the board has cured all the way through (give it a few days in a warm enviroment) you can sand the board down and either paint it or cover it with new fabric.
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I've got an '04 Buick Lesabre and the headliner fell after last summer'* hot weather. I purchased a can of headliner adhesive. I took the headliner loose the full length of the driver'* side. I could reach in between the headliner and the roof and spray the adhesive all the way across the roof from front to back. After letting it set as directed on the can, I rolled the headliner back on the roof with a 4" fluffy paint roller. The headliner seemed to adhere to the roof pretty well. I worked with it for a while and it looked very good. I came back the next morning and to my dismay the headliner had come loose almost everywhere except over the driver'* location (Thank God it won't be dragging on my head). I know I got enough adhesive on the headliner because it came through the material in several places (didn't show when dried). The only thing that I can figure was the headliner had a thin layer of foam on the back side that had deteriorated and was crumbly - loose when touched. I believe the adhesive was soaked up by this loose foam and lost it'* adhesive power. It is still stuck in a few places and I don't think a respray can be done without damaging the headliner. I'll probably try any way! Help!!!
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I have only been on the board a few times and I want to thank you for your for friendly, helpful reply.
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