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Removing foam from headliner

JetJackson

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I decided I would have a shot at repairing my headliner instead of buying a second-hand one from wreckers, the last one only stayed up for about 12 months. I have read many posts here about doing it and I think the most important part will be the head-board preparation. Some guys said about using a stiff brush to remove the old foam so I tried that and also using a scraper. The next thing I tried was my trusty heat gun, which really does a good job and is quicker than just scraping alone.

I have only just started and thought I would take some video of what I was doing and seek some comments from others. I have yet to finish the preparation and then to buy some new fabric and glue. I posted a 4 minute clip which is about 11.5mb on YouTube

If anyone has some input, please share here.


Cheers, Jet :beer chug:
 
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Good prep goes a long way.

I also washed my old liner in the washing machine on delicate and re used it.
Use a good quality spray can glue trim adhesive such as ABRO 1285.
 

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Good prep goes a long way.

I also washed my old liner in the washing machine on delicate and re used it.
Use a good quality spray can glue trim adhesive such as ABRO 1285.

Thanks!

Is that ABRO 1285 adhesive available in OZ, I Googled it and only found references to it overseas.
 

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Just bought a can from my local spare parts supplier (hint; he is not a franchise like ripco or super dear) here in S/W Sydney.
 

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Oh and you only get one shot when laying the reused material back on as you have to line all the cut out up precisely, best to have some helping hands, working from the inside out to the edge.
 

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Try using a wire brush, but not the put on the drill type.
 

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Just bought a can from my local spare parts supplier (hint; he is not a franchise like ripco or super dear) here in S/W Sydney.

Thanks for that, I will check some stores down my way tomorrow.

Cheers, Jet. :beer chug:
 

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My can was $20, retail is about $25.
 

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I decided I would have a shot at repairing my headliner instead of buying a second-hand one from wreckers, the last one only stayed up for about 12 months. I have read many posts here about doing it and I think the most important part will be the head-board preparation. Some guys said about using a stiff brush to remove the old foam so I tried that and also using a scraper. The next thing I tried was my trusty heat gun, which really does a good job and is quicker than just scraping alone.


If anyone has some input, please share here.


Cheers, Jet :beer chug:

Hi Mate, I did another one the other week so refer to this link to a blog I wrote up for it :- VP-S Roof Lining Refreshment
 

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Nice write up, you really went all out with the foam and deadener.
 
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