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Old 11-26-2005, 02:33 AM   #1
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I'm trying to think of some way to cover or slow down the sagging portion of my headliner until I can take it out and replace it. It is only sagging right above my head, between the top of the door and where the liner comes back down to allow for the sunroof.
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hrm... well, this is what they did in the tempo:

appearantly the headliner is completely detached, so one of the previous owners put it back up with thumb tacks <ones with red paint on the top, really goes with the car> and gave it that quilted kind of look. every now and then, one tack will drop out <rarely though>, but you just pop it back in, right next to the hole. i dont know if it will work for you though, because i remember the bonneville had padding of sorts in the ceiling, where as the tempo doesnt. happy hunting
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I'm using headliner adhesive (says it'* good for saggers) at this very moment. For a similar project, but not a headliner.

Seems to be working well with canvas duck-cloth. Can you pull it away far enough with the sunroof trim removed to spray in there?
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I think the best you can do is pull it out and redo it. Timing'* not good...
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Don't waste your time with trying to reglue it. Trust me. If you don't want to replace the headliner, the thumb tack idea like Jolly mentioned is your best bet unfortunately. Between the headliner fabric and the fiberglass board behind it, there is a soft foam. Over the years it'* not the glue that lets go, it is the foam that deteriorates into a fine powder. If you put more glue in there it'* not going to do any good. It won't stick. It'd be like trying to glue a board to sand. Not going to hold eh?
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It'* actually closer to the edge than the sunroof, but it hasn't reached the edge. It'* moving faster in the direction of the rear door.
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Headliner adhesive I was using yesterday didn't have the warning the 3M stuff I bought today did:

"Not for repairs. For new lightweight installations only"
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Don't waste your time with trying to reglue it. Trust me. If you don't want to replace the headliner, the thumb tack idea like Jolly mentioned is your best bet unfortunately. Between the headliner fabric and the fiberglass board behind it, there is a soft foam. Over the years it'* not the glue that lets go, it is the foam that deteriorates into a fine powder. If you put more glue in there it'* not going to do any good. It won't stick. It'd be like trying to glue a board to sand. Not going to hold eh?
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Mine was only falling from the back windshield, I stapled as close to the rear as I could, you couldn't even tell. I learned the trick from my 16 year old sister, she did it on her V6 camaro

My friend works for a Ford dealership, and they had a guy that comes around and replaces headliners on site. I just showed up at the right time and $50 later, new headliner.
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