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My Roof's caving in

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 76_Cheyenne, Apr 6, 2002.

  1. 76_Cheyenne

    76_Cheyenne 1/2 ton status

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    My Roof\'s caving in

    The roof liner stuff is coming down from the inside of my roof and its resting on my head. It's annoying and I can't find a way to get it to stick to the roof. I've tried double sided tape, tacks and velcro, to get the linerto stay up. What is used to hold that stuff up? Any ideas?
     
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    Re: My Roof\'s caving in

    use spray adhesive that can be bought at local auto store or hardware store.
     
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    Re: My Roof\'s caving in

    they sell a spary on glue at auto parts stores ,i can't think of the brand name
     
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    Re: My Roof\'s caving in

    good luck. The only way I could fix it was to have it recovered
     
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    Re: My Roof\'s caving in

    I was an upholsterist. The only way to fix it is to take it all out, clean it off, and recover it.
    Ben 87 Jimmy
     
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    Re: My Roof\'s caving in

    Whats a headliner?
     
  7. KRAZIE87K5

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    Re: My Roof\'s caving in

    You want to fix it?!!! Mine was in perfect condition (still is - but now its in the garage!) when I removed it! I like the look of the painted roof vs the fabric stuff... plus have fun getting mud off of it! Just my .02!

    -Dan
     
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    Re: My Roof\'s caving in

    If I take it off will the the stuff its supposed to stick to come out to?, cause under the headliner is this nasty material that nothing sticks to.
     
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    Re: My Roof\'s caving in

    Mine came out all in one piece... The foamy thingy up there is held in by the trim around the top of the doors, and the back of the cab. You will also have to pull your visors off while removing the headliner. Once its removed, there should just be a nice clean painted roof! /forums/images/icons/wink.gif

    Good luck!

    -Dan
     
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    Re: My Roof\'s caving in

    Pocket knife took care of mine
     
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    Re: My Roof\'s caving in

    just pulled it off, wired brushed all the old adhesive off the cardboard backing and brought it down to the upholstry shop to get it redone.
     
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    Re: My Roof\'s caving in

    Had the same problem with mine falling down. I tried the spray glue stuff,but it didn't work. The best fix I found was to take the damn thing out.
     
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    Re: My Roof\'s caving in

    You can buy this stuff from some company online. New, the foam is bonded to the headliner, then that is glued to the cardboard. Once the foam breaks down, it's all over...you have to scrape it off, and you can re-glue it, but I bet all the cardboard imperfections show through.

    The other problem is that the vinyl shrinks quite a bit for those trucks so equipped. The shrinking vinyl tears the foam for the same effect, sagging headliner.

    For the life of me I can't remember the name of the company..they sold exact replacement material for the headliner.
     
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    Re: My Roof\'s caving in

    RIP IT OUT... use the spray ion bed liner... in the can at napa... works killer, just lightly sand where you want it to stick...

    Looks good too.. hurts when you smack your head on it htough...

    hehe
     

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