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Hi! I own a 1992 Ford Escort that runs great and hardly ever has problems. The headliner is coming down though. Tried using a spray adhesive but it keeps coming back. Trying to find out if it's better to replace it myself or pay someone to do it. any suggestions? ;)
 

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take it out, pull the fabric off, paint the cardboard panel your desired color.
 

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no prob, but dont go yanking the cardboard, out all willie nilly

you have to take the plastics out on the pillars otherwise youll rip it, and its hard to find a decent one
 

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I'm redoing the headliner in mine too. I just went to Walmart and got some thick, high quality fabric (black for me). It's actually cooler than the stock headliner material. Some kind of not-quite-leather-but-thick-and-heavy. $8/yard but it's worth it!

You can't use regular spray adhesive if you live in warm climates as the heat will keep softening the glue. There is special headliner adhesive that you can buy. The strong trim adhesive by 3M is probably the best, if you don't mind $15-20 a can.

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/e ... V9HPSW7Gbl
 

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escortlover2009 said:
how do you do that without breaking em
Take a flat head screw driver and slide it along the underside of the panels. When you come to a connector/plug, turn the screwdriver or pry upwards until it pops out. You have to use quite a bit of force, so make sure you don't make a habit of removing them, they are bound to break eventually.
 

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taking out a headliner in a sedan, without breakin it, is alot of work, buy some upholstery tacks, make a nice pattern, and your good to go!

 

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escortlover2009 said:
i wonder if i could rewrap it in leather
you can wrap it in whatever material you want, but real leather would make for an expensive headliner i think.

and yes get some good adhesive spray, i second the 3m stuff, works pretty good
 
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