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carbon_blue_gt Dec 7, 11:40pm - #66136 
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reupholstering my headliner

I'm ready to cover my headliner with black suede, so here's a before pic, and I'll post an after probably later tonight.
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celicaTRDgts Dec 7, 11:45pm - #66137 

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sweet...get that pic up bro

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Johnny178 Dec 8, 12:08am - #66138 

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good luck
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hephaestus Dec 8, 12:22am - #66139 
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I've been waiting for someone to approach the headliner for a while. I had some ideas myself but I can't wait to see your pics. Your a Godsend. Pics and install would be great. Good luck
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v3n0m Dec 8, 12:50am - #66140 

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Suede thumbsup

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carbon_blue_gt Dec 8, 12:59am - #66141 
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Originally Posted by hephaestus
I've been waiting for someone to approach the headliner for a while. I had some ideas myself but I can't wait to see your pics. Your a Godsend. Pics and install would be great. Good luck


What were your ideas? We'll se if any of them are the same, because I'm still thinking my way through this.

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hephaestus Dec 8, 1:09am - #66142 
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I was thinking of either replacing it or re-upholstering it like you but I was afraid of a sag in the future and I wasn't sure of what fabric to use because I want it as stock as possible without it looking like a rug on my ceiling. Painting crossed my mind for a split second and then left. Honestly I was thinking about chopping some poor suckers Celica for it but then again i'm too old for that. Like I said good luck, you have more balls than me to attempt it. If it comes out fine I may try it in the near future when it gets warmer here.
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carbon_blue_gt Dec 8, 1:17am - #66143 
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it sounds like you've got the same concerns as I do about it. I thought of using the spray dye that I found at one of the auto parts stores here in town, but I really want the suede look. I'm thinking I'll use some kind of spray adhesive to hold the suede in place while some other kind of glue (that probably takes longer) sets for a better hold.
I've also been tossing around ideas of how to use some kind of pins to add some support against the ever present enemy(gravity).

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hephaestus Dec 8, 1:41am - #66144 
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The problem with suede is that it is a heavier fabric than say silk so the sag factor is present. I had an old Malibu where the fabric from the headliner was sagging everywhere and had to tack it up with staples that's what i'm afraid of. A good epoxy or industrial strength adhesive spread evenly and thinly along with fasteners on the underside should work, but if there is even the slightest gap or hole the wind will make it sag when your windows are down over time. I fixed cigarette burns in my floor cutting the rug under the gas petal. I cut it to fit and frayed the edges. You couldn't tell there was a hole there unless you got close and inspected it. I attached the replacement with an industrial strength adhesive and it held up over 1 year with constant vacuumings. I'm not sure if this helps any, I just don't want to be the first to attempt it. Good luck again.
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hephaestus Dec 8, 4:22am - #66146 
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I don't mean to be a whore, but I was thinking, being an artist, to stretch the fabric like a canvas and then adding an adhevsive and fasteners. Being a painter I've stretched many canvases, but the headliner isn't a true square or rectangle, it has dips and curves so this would just add in the gap and sag. Don't know just stretching here - pun intended.
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Speed4TheNeed Dec 8, 4:27am - #66147 

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yes, if you send a pm to isaac he might consider putting it in the install guide as well thumbsup

my headliner has a small stain i'd like to get rid of...but i wouldnt mind suede replacing the whole thing either thumbsup
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carbon_blue_gt Dec 8, 5:20am - #66148 
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lol, still racking my brain on this... will post some more pics, and do an install if i ever figure anything out

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carbon_blue_gt Dec 8, 8:22am - #66149 
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IT'S DONE!!

Here's a pic with the dome light set on it for effect, but not installed in the car yet (tomorrow)

I'll put together an install when I know if my attempt was completely successful, of if I have to make changes.
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carbon_blue_gt Dec 8, 8:24am - #66150 
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Looks good man thumbsup
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Looks good so far, I hope it doesn't peel on ya.

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pinoyesv6 Dec 8, 5:02pm - #66153 
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it looks really good. i plan on doing my headliner soon too. i foudn this tutorial and im thinking about using ti to redo my headliner for more of a custom look
http://www.angelfire.com/fl5/import/headliner.html
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Angelica Dec 8, 7:07pm - #66154 
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looks good!!!
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Elec-FuYu Dec 8, 7:09pm - #66155 
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Elkal900 Dec 8, 11:19pm - #66156 

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My cousin has been doing this in different cars. I know he has done an older corolla and a cavilier. He just pulls the headliner out and sprays glue all over it and pulls the new fabric over it tightly and presses it on good, and I havnt heard any problems from his customers.

So I was kinda thinking of doing the suede in mine too grin
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carbon_blue_gt Dec 9, 1:09am - #66158 
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WELL... the headliner is ready to re-install, but it's snowing here, and I'm nervous about taking it outside and getting it wet. SNOW SUCKS

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Speed4TheNeed Dec 9, 1:16am - #66159 

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that's one sweet custom job. one question though: does it stand out in a negative way against the rest of your cars interior? my headliner is the same as the rest of my sides so i was just wondering. i'd love to see some pics if i can.

still, thats awesome thumbsup thumbsup
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carbon_blue_gt Dec 9, 1:21am - #66160 
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I'll post some pics if I can get outside to put it bad in my car without having it snowed on. Besides, i'm dying my interior a darker gray to go better with the black.

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hephaestus Dec 9, 2:18am - #66161 
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Amazing job!!! I might have to try it now.
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carbon_blue_gt Dec 9, 2:22am - #66162 
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Originally Posted by hephaestus
Amazing job!!! I might have to try it now.


Thanks! Good luck with your project. I'm going to put together an install guide with some of the tricks that I learned.

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carbon_blue_gt Dec 9, 2:38am - #66163 
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Here's a pic with a piece of stock-color interior plastic set on it for contrast. The A-pillar is stock color, the other piece at the bottom of the pic is the color that my interior and dash will be when I'm done.
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Originally Posted by carbon_blue_gt
Originally Posted by hephaestus
Amazing job!!! I might have to try it now.


Thanks! Good luck with your project. I'm going to put together an install guide with some of the tricks that I learned.


sweet thumbsup be sure to send a pm to isaac, like i said earlier, he might put it up on the installation guides
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sappemall99 Dec 9, 4:01am - #66165 

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how much did that run you, and where did it get done at? BTW looks good thumbsup thumbsup

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Man that's lookin real good
All the props to ya bro thumbsup thumbsup

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carbon_blue_gt Dec 9, 6:40am - #66167 
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Originally Posted by sappemall99
how much did that run you, and where did it get done at? BTW looks good thumbsup thumbsup


The suede cost me $13, and the spray adhesive cost $11.

and, I did it myself with the help of my room-mate

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carbon_blue_gt Dec 9, 6:42am - #66168 
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Originally Posted by Malaysian
Man that's lookin real good
All the props to ya bro thumbsup thumbsup


thanks!

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Very nice!, you did a good job. wow Angelica..never noticed you lived in pitt...i live in meadville...just south of erie. wave
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NICE!, that should cut down on some road noise too thumbsup

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