Fabric in Car Ceiling

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Old 08-31-14, 07:26 AM
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Fabric in Car Ceiling

THe fabric in my car ceiling is coming loose. I wanted to know what type of glue I can use to glue back in place.

Or if anyone has any other suggestions?

where would you get something like that fixed?

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Year/make/model of vehicle?
 
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think it's a 2002 to 2004 Honda civic.
 
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Old 08-31-14, 08:12 AM
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How could you not know what year it is? It's on your registration card, but still.
 
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Old 08-31-14, 08:39 AM
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At every forum there is always a guy who wants to dwell on details that have nothing to do with the problem. It's not my car. it's my friend's. Do you wish to know what color lipstick and brand she is wearing as well?

I just need to glue the fabric back dude. Let's concentrate on that.
Nuts and bolts....Hello..

The question was asked what vmake and model car because the roof fabric is all different.. Heck it could have been an 1986 K car for all we know.. I would have asked the same thing..

Go to the auto store and get headliner adhesive..

3M/Headliner and fabric adhesive (38808) | Headliner Adhesive | AutoZone.com

Since this happened to me on a couple cars my bet is that it will not hold and you will be back to square one.. There reason is the foam backer, if thats what it is, dry rots. Noting will stick to it..

What I did is installed a bow type headliner..

http://www.amazon.com/Heads-Up-Vinta...499491&sr=1-37

Please keep your comments more professional..

Thanks....
 
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Old 08-31-14, 08:47 AM
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There are two types of headliner. The one is a suspended type where it feels like there is nothing behind it. The other type is material glued onto a fiberboard like material.

The second type is the most popular. You need a contact cement where you put some on the material, some on the fiberboard, allow to set and then press together. Scotch makes a product called 77 contact cement. It's in a spray form. Works great but a little hard to control. Dap has a gel type product that can be brushed and also works well.

DAP Weldwood 32 fl. oz. Gel-Formula Contact Cement-25312 at The Home Depot
 
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Old 08-31-14, 04:49 PM
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I second Mike on this. OP, don't waste your time and $$ on this project. As virtually all of those have soft foam backing, foam rots and you can not reglue anything back to it. The only time I was successful, was on son's Eclipse. We removed headliner completely, scraped it clean, and then I hand glued Naugahyde onto it. Came out actually pretty nice, just like full leather.
Thin fabrics they use on older cars will show glue through, btw. We had a spare car once, just in case if regular ones will die on us, I took stapler and staples falling fabric back. Ridiculously redneck looking, but worked.
 
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I used to go to church with someone that used thumbtacks to put their headliner back in place, didn't look as bad as I thought it would.
 
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Old 09-01-14, 07:26 AM
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yeah, you can make it into "Jesus loves you" pattern. Or just a starry sky. Flowers. Pamela Anderson. But that will take a lot of tacks.
 
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I think that person more or less had a pattern that somewhat resembled 'buttons' on upholstery. I didn't much care for the shiny head of the tacks but it did beat a saggy headliner.
 
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Old 09-02-14, 05:23 AM
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you can buy little decorative corkscrew looking retainers to help hold it up...don't bother with adhesives, they will not hold. the ultimate fix is to take the headliner assy out and take it to an upholstery shop and have it recovered. it is correct that the foam backing has deteriorated.
 
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