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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Batchman, Apr 21, 2002.

  1. Batchman

    Batchman Registered Member

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    I'm re-doing my headliner myself 86 burb. I went to Hancock fabric and they have both the vinyl and the fabric with the foam backing does anyone have any pros and cons to either I don't want to re-do it anytime soon thanks.
     
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    I like the looks of fabric better...guess it depends on how much "gunk" you get on the headliner...vinyl would be easier to wipe own.
     
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    Use the strongest upholstery glue you can find or it will sag on you. Usually you need to go to an upholstery supply house to get the good glue.
     
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    What he said. I did mine and it looked great for a few days and then it started to sag. Mine had a piece to cardboard that you glue the fabric to, make sure you clean this really good before glueing new fabric on.
     
  5. Batchman

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    I got the super heavy duty adhieves ( that is wht it said) Did yours sag with vinyl or fabric?, and were you able to fix it?
     
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    post it when your done and what you used
     
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    I used fabric and just spray adhesive. I cant remember if it said heavy duty or anything. I didnt want to pull off all of the plastic parts again so I bought some buttons that have a cork screw on them and I just screwed a few of those into the cardboard to hold it up. It looks good, it just has a few tiny blue buttons on it. I got the buttons at a fabric store.
     
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    I`ve installed many headliners....for a living....Don`t use anything other than vinyl top glue. Trim adhesives soften when they get HOT, that is why people have sagging headliners.
     
  9. Batchman

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    where do you get that glue and is it spray or brush. The spray can I have says for vinyl tops?
     

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