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Suede Headliner Install Guide #67197 Dec 9, 1:10pm Dec 9, 1:10pm
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Suede Headliner Install Guide
OK... you've seen the progress... starting with the next post, I'll detail how I did the install.


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Re: Suede Headliner Install Guide [Re: carbon_blue_gt] #67198 Dec 9, 1:18pm Dec 9, 1:18pm
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Step 1)

First, you need to remove the headliner. It's helps to have the back seats folded down for this. Pull the covers off the A-pillars, remove the dome light housing and unplug it. (also a good time to paint it!!) Remove the screws that hold the sunshades up, and unscrew the sunshade latches. These take a little effort to pull out once they're unscrewed, but don't fear, they're almost indestructible (as far as I cal tell).
Next, unscrew the top seatbelt guide (behind the front seats). Pull this panel away from the frame and set these aside. There are also three pins across the back of the headliner; pry these off carefully with a flathead screwdriver. Next, there are two plastic screw-rivets (one on each side) They're located just behind the front seat on the roof, they're black, and hard to miss. Take these out, and the headliner should pretty much fall down (you may have to gently pull the edges away from the weather-stripping around the door.

Now, carefully lift it out of the hatch.


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Re: Suede Headliner Install Guide [Re: carbon_blue_gt] #67199 Dec 9, 1:27pm Dec 9, 1:27pm
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Step 2)

Find a good, large, clean area to work, and cover it with plastic; this can get messy.

Make sure that you have the following:
- a yard and a half (60" wide) of the fabric of your choice. I used black polyester suede. Price will vary by fabric and location.
- 3M General Trim Adhesive n. 08088
Approximately $11.00 at Checker Schucks or Kragen
- a flexible plastic plastic paint guide
$.79 ech at Wal Mart (may be handy to have two or three in case one gets glue on it
- a friend

Lay the headliner face up on the table


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Next, spray the 3M adhesive on a strip about 6 inches wide down the middle of the headliner. Make sure you get good coverage.

Have a friend hold the material up above the headliner while you use the plastic paint guide to smooth the material onto the glue. Don't use too much pressure, becuase you could force the glue through the cloth. Smooth away from the middle, being sure not to get any creases or bunches in the cloth.

After a couple of minutes set time, pull the material back so that you can spray one of the sides that does not yet have glue on it. Spray the adhesive, and repeat the process of smoothing (with your friend holding the fabric again). Make sure that you smooth around the complex curves of the headliner first, then stretch the fabric away from that. This allows the fabric to conform to the curves.

Continue with this until the fabric has been glued down on the entire surface ot the headliner.

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Re: Suede Headliner Install Guide [Re: carbon_blue_gt] #67201 Dec 9, 1:36pm Dec 9, 1:36pm
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Step 3)

After the glue has had a night to set up, turn the headliner over. Cut some slits in the fabric to make it easier to wrap around the edge. Use your best judgement where these should be, I don't really have any specific way for you to do this. After you've cut the slits, use an industrial strength glue (I used E-6000, available at most hobby shops like Hobby Lobby), and, working in sections, run a bead of glue along the edge of the headliner and fold the fabric over and press it down. Try to make the fabric conform as closely to the edge as possible.

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Re: Suede Headliner Install Guide [Re: carbon_blue_gt] #67207 Dec 9, 1:57pm Dec 9, 1:57pm
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Step 4)

Cut holes in the fabric for the dome light, sunvisers, and the clips that hold it up.

Replace the headliner in the car using the opposite of step 1.


Next, enjoy your newly re-upholstered headliner.

(pics of my headliner installed in my car coming soon)



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Re: Suede Headliner Install Guide [Re: carbon_blue_gt] #67208 Dec 9, 2:41pm Dec 9, 2:41pm
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Ok... finished, and installed...

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Re: Suede Headliner Install Guide [Re: carbon_blue_gt] #67210 Dec 9, 2:43pm Dec 9, 2:43pm
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Re: Suede Headliner Install Guide [Re: carbon_blue_gt] #67211 Dec 9, 2:43pm Dec 9, 2:43pm
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Next install... reupholstering the sunvisors


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very nice thumbsup thumbsup

and It will look a lot better with the visors covered

Re: Suede Headliner Install Guide [Re: carbon_blue_gt] #67213 Dec 9, 2:59pm Dec 9, 2:59pm
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Very nice... I wish I had the time on my hads to do the same!

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