Headliner Repair Using Foam Backing Headliner Material Fabric and Industrial Adhesive




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Headliner Board Removal From the Vehicle

1) Remove the Sunvisor and Visor Clips.
2) Remove any upper center console or light fixtures.
3) Remove the grab handles if applicable.
4) Remove any plastic clips from the center or rear if applicable.
5) Recline and slide back both front seats.
6) Pull down the headliner board from the center until it pull away from each edge.
7) Once the board is down remove it thru the passenger side door area.

Headliner Board Prep and Recovering

1) Remove the headliner board from the vehicle.
2) Remove the old headliner material.
3) Clean the board free of all old foam.
4) Roll out the new headliner material with foam backing.
5) Center the headliner material on the board allowing 1 to 2 inches over-hang.
6) Fold back the headliner material half way.
7) Begin to spray adhesive to the headliner board in 1 ft. sections at a time.
8) Once the adhesive is laid down smooth out the material immediately.
9) Continue this technique until all of the headliner board is recovered

A. Razor Blades
B. Recommended Adhesive : High Temp Spray Adhesive
C. Wire Brush
D. Flat Surface – Table or Sawhorses, etc.
E. Phillips and Flat Head Screwdrivers 




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    4 Discussions


    3 years ago

    Just wondered what car that ws pictured,

    looked a bit aston-martin ish.

    Helped me, my 2005 Mini Coopers headliner cloth started to sag, flapping in the breeze and almost making it impossible to see out the back. Do you know of any aluminium acked foam material - i want to add some more roof insulation, without making it too thick. The original flocked material is Ok, cleaned, washed and check the dimensions, so i just need the foam backing.

    3 replies

    Reply 1 year ago

    I could be wrong but it sounds like you plan on gluing the old material to either the aluminum or foam? Won't the adhesive bleed through if it is touched at all while the glue is wet?

    Headliner MagicThomasR40

    Reply 1 year ago

    We are gluing a new roll of material tthe clean headliner board. The glue doesnt bleed thru because after you spray it it becomes tacky after about 20 to 30 secs.