Headliner sagging. - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



1994.5 - 1997 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel SPONSORED BY:

Headliner sagging.

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-12-2014, 03:23 PM
jle70's Avatar
jle70 jle70 is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Sullivan, IL USA
Posts: 341
jle70 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Headliner sagging.

I have to pull my headliner to install cab lights, it has a some sag to it where it has separated from backing. What adhesive should I use to repair it? Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-12-2014, 04:27 PM
Hussler's Avatar
Hussler Hussler is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Medford Oregon
Posts: 3,371
Hussler is a name known to allHussler is a name known to allHussler is a name known to allHussler is a name known to allHussler is a name known to allHussler is a name known to all
Not enough information about the exact headliner to be specific. However over the years I've used 3M Brand Spray Adhesive on these types of projects. It comes in different bonding strengths and is available at most auto store outlets. Be careful as once applied it's pretty much a done deal.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-12-2014, 04:30 PM
jle70's Avatar
jle70 jle70 is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Sullivan, IL USA
Posts: 341
jle70 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Cab overhead liner. The 3m doesn't bleed through fabric?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-12-2014, 04:53 PM
91 Dually 91 Dually is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cross Lanes, WV
Posts: 817
91 Dually is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.91 Dually is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
In my experience, the old fabric can not be re-glued. Have to remove the old fabric, wire brush all the old rotten foam off, and glue New foam-backed fabric on the panel.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-12-2014, 04:55 PM
jle70's Avatar
jle70 jle70 is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Sullivan, IL USA
Posts: 341
jle70 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Best place to get new fabric? Use the same 3m adhesive?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-12-2014, 05:20 PM
Pikachu's Avatar
Pikachu Pikachu is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: CT (My ♡ is in TX)
Posts: 4,962
Pikachu has much to be proud ofPikachu has much to be proud ofPikachu has much to be proud ofPikachu has much to be proud ofPikachu has much to be proud ofPikachu has much to be proud ofPikachu has much to be proud ofPikachu has much to be proud ofPikachu has much to be proud of
About the only thing that will fix it is removing the old fabric and foam and applying new headliner material. A stiff scrub brush will take the foam off in most cases. If you can get your hands on some DAP HHR (high heat resistant) landau top adhesive, that's the best stuff to use. Otherwise, the DAP Weldwood contact cement you can get at a hardware store is fine.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-12-2014, 05:22 PM
91 Dually 91 Dually is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cross Lanes, WV
Posts: 817
91 Dually is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.91 Dually is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
fabric shop, upholstery shop.... most auto parts stores and hardware stores sell a couple different spray glues. 3m is possibly the best.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-12-2014, 07:27 PM
Bearhugger1933 Bearhugger1933 is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 43
Bearhugger1933 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I was told that there is no good way to glue it,I had mine replaced for. 145.00 about a year ago.still looking like new. Jim
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-12-2014, 10:10 PM
Diesel_Brad's Avatar
Diesel_Brad Diesel_Brad is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Gilbert, PA
Posts: 18,743
Diesel_Brad has much to be proud ofDiesel_Brad has much to be proud ofDiesel_Brad has much to be proud ofDiesel_Brad has much to be proud ofDiesel_Brad has much to be proud ofDiesel_Brad has much to be proud ofDiesel_Brad has much to be proud ofDiesel_Brad has much to be proud ofDiesel_Brad has much to be proud ofDiesel_Brad has much to be proud of
I redid the headliner in my bronco last year. The upholstery shop wanted $200 with ME removing the headliner and handing it to them.

I went to JoAnn fabric, bought 2 years of material($7) and 2 spray cans of glue($25)

I removed headliner and laid it fabric up on horses

pulled JUST THE FABRIC from the headliner, leaving the foam behind.

Next I laid the new fabric on the headliner and used cloths pins to hold it in place. The took cloths pins off one side and folded fabric off the one side. The sprayed the foam and the back of the fabric. had a friend slowly lay the fabric back down as Wiped out andy wrinkles. Once it was down, I repinned it and did the sme on the other side.

Once the glue was all dry I took a sharp razor and trimmed the excess and cut holes for visors and dome light.

VERY simple project, i will NEVER pay to have another one done
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-12-2014, 10:14 PM
jle70's Avatar
jle70 jle70 is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Sullivan, IL USA
Posts: 341
jle70 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Do you remember what fabric?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-12-2014, 10:24 PM
Diesel_Brad's Avatar
Diesel_Brad Diesel_Brad is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Gilbert, PA
Posts: 18,743
Diesel_Brad has much to be proud ofDiesel_Brad has much to be proud ofDiesel_Brad has much to be proud ofDiesel_Brad has much to be proud ofDiesel_Brad has much to be proud ofDiesel_Brad has much to be proud ofDiesel_Brad has much to be proud ofDiesel_Brad has much to be proud ofDiesel_Brad has much to be proud ofDiesel_Brad has much to be proud of
Quote:
Originally Posted by jle70 View Post
Do you remember what fabric?
Any fabric you want. I went with a Dark heather gray to match my Lightning seats
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-12-2014, 10:52 PM
Pikachu's Avatar
Pikachu Pikachu is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: CT (My ♡ is in TX)
Posts: 4,962
Pikachu has much to be proud ofPikachu has much to be proud ofPikachu has much to be proud ofPikachu has much to be proud ofPikachu has much to be proud ofPikachu has much to be proud ofPikachu has much to be proud ofPikachu has much to be proud ofPikachu has much to be proud of
The problem with that is when the fabric starts to delaminate, it's a strong indication the foam is deteriorating.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-12-2014, 10:54 PM
Bearhugger1933 Bearhugger1933 is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 43
Bearhugger1933 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Good deal,sounds like you did a good job. F
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-12-2014, 10:56 PM
Bearhugger1933 Bearhugger1933 is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 43
Bearhugger1933 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Looks like my finger hit the wrong key.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-12-2014, 11:21 PM
oldbird1965's Avatar
oldbird1965 oldbird1965 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: AZ
Posts: 17,187
oldbird1965 is a splendid one to beholdoldbird1965 is a splendid one to beholdoldbird1965 is a splendid one to beholdoldbird1965 is a splendid one to beholdoldbird1965 is a splendid one to beholdoldbird1965 is a splendid one to beholdoldbird1965 is a splendid one to behold
There are some installation instructions somewhere in here:

New Ford Full Size Truck, 4 Door Crew Cab Headliner
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sagging Headliner Advice Roger T. Pipe 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 8 08-04-2016 08:07 PM
What's under the headliner? mgraveman 1997 - 2003 F150 6 07-23-2015 11:00 PM
Black headliner with grey interior? Fastback460 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12 10-28-2014 11:03 PM
anybody ever reupholstered their headliner? Jarryd 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 7 10-15-2014 12:06 AM
Headliner superduty4x4 1994.5 - 1997 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 15 09-03-2010 12:26 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:16 AM.


This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.