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Ok guys my headliner is pissing me off. It started falling after I bought it and now I want to fix the damn thing. So how hard is it to pull the liner out of the car and re-do it.
 

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Re: Easy way to fix my headliner? (Socialoutcast)

Some people here have had luck purchasing new material and gluing it to the cardboard liner, assuming that it's in any condition to be reused.
I recommend yanking the damn cardboard out and throwing it away. Go to the wrecking yard and get the vinyl headliner and bow stays out of a pre-1981 Rabbit and use it as a pattern to have a new headliner sewn up. Use the rods (bow stays) to support it and you'll never have to rub your head on the "headliner" again. It looks much neater and lasts better too!
 

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Re: Easy way to fix my headliner? (Singlerounds)

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....I recommend yanking the damn cardboard out and throwing it away. Go to the wrecking yard and get the vinyl headliner and bow stays out of a pre-1981 Rabbit ....

Thats what I did http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Easy way to fix my headliner? (Socialoutcast)

3M headliner adheasive.
Don't cheapout and get one of the knock offs.
I fixed my about 2 years ago, and haven't thought about it since. I had a friend fix his with the cheaper stuff and it fell again in about 4 months.
 

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Re: Easy way to fix my headliner? (EurospecA2)

easy way? staples:


thats what the previous owner did to my car http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif
do it the right way like the previous posts state http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Easy way to fix my headliner? (EurospecA2)

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3M headliner adheasive.
Don't cheapout and get one of the knock offs.
I fixed my about 2 years ago, and haven't thought about it since. I had a friend fix his with the cheaper stuff and it fell again in about 4 months.

i agree, the 3m stuff is almost bomb proof, it is truly great. its pretty expensive tho, but well worth it
 

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Re: Easy way to fix my headliner? (Mk1noHID)

Order a whole kit from here (material and glue, be sure to get the 3M glue) for about $35 for everything. Make sure you scrape off all of the old foam from the cardboard before applying the new glue/material. Took me about 3 hours to do and the headliner on my 83 GTI looks as good as new and has been up for over a year now. I just finished my girlfriends Saab 900S as well....little more difficult on the Saab, but good as new now.

http://www.countryfolk.org/headliner/hl.shtml
 

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Re: Easy way to fix my headliner? (Mk1noHID)

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LOL!

I have thumbtacks holding mine, at least the P.O. went to the trouble of using all red ones for the red headliner
 

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Re: Easy way to fix my headliner? (jettagli1991)

are the bow stays in an '82 scirocco the same size as the ones used in an '82 rabbit?
my headliner is crap and i have a good one in my scirocco... i know the shape isnt the same, but maybe the bow stays are the same length and i can cut a new liner myself and use bits from the scirocco.
 

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Re: Easy way to fix my headliner? (salvaterra)

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easy way? staples:


thats what the previous owner did to my car http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif
do it the right way like the previous posts state http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

If I didn't know any better I'd tell you to stop taking pics of the inside of my 84 without me asking
 

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Re: Easy way to fix my headliner? (need_a_VR6)

You can get away with thumb tacks, just paint them all the same color and put them in nice and evenly and it will look like its a part of the car. I used to think they were apart of the car when I was little
 

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Re: Easy way to fix my headliner? (Mk1noHID)

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I agree nothing looks better that pushpins or staple deffinatly old skool
 

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Re: Easy way to fix my headliner? (Jelloman)

Previous owner used staples on my headliner too
 

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I'm having the same problem in my '81 diesel. Actually, it's my dad's car, on loan to me, and he suggested punching a hole in the headliner and squirting contact cement in there... it doesn't sound like a very good idea to me... could it possibly get into the sunroof mechanism, for example? I take it that the cloth which covers the cardboard is destroyed in the process of removal, but the cloth in this particular rabbit is developing holes of it's own, so...
I'm not doing anything about it until I know exactly what I'm doing
 

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Re: Easy way to fix my headliner? (avw4me)

you can also use the cardboard and affix(glue) thin vinyl to it, I did this about four years ago with my 84 gti, picked up the vinyl at Wally World(wal mart) and good 3m glue.(as noted above)
just make sure you leave enough left over on the sides to trim afterwards.
did this on a hot sunny july day vinyl was warm and easily pliable, the only hard part will be the sunroof cover if applicable.
28 bucks total cost, 3.5 hours mostly scraping the old foam off.
0 previous experience.
if you do find a vinyl headliner in a scrappy, make sure you get the glass out of the car first, you need enough material to wrap around the window seals, otherwise it looks like ****e.
DIY's are the greatest
 

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Re: Easy way to fix my headliner? (ONLY 8V)

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Order a whole kit from here (material and glue, be sure to get the 3M glue) for about $35 for everything. Make sure you scrape off all of the old foam from the cardboard before applying the new glue/material. Took me about 3 hours to do and the headliner on my 83 GTI looks as good as new and has been up for over a year now. I just finished my girlfriends Saab 900S as well....little more difficult on the Saab, but good as new now.
http://www.countryfolk.org/headliner/hl.shtml

None of these places ever think about the people who have factory sunroofs. I'd like to replace the headliner myself, but I'm a little leary of doing it myself with the sunroof. Has anyone attempted to replace one that had a sunroof in their car? Any pictures?
 
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