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Old 02-23-2019, 07:09 PM
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original headliner

I bought an original type sort of cardboard?? headliner in the original grey for my 55 F100. I would like to paint it a off white to go with the interior I have. concerned with getting it installed without damaging the new paint. Questionis what would be a good or best durable paint product for this?
 
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:03 PM
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Latex might be durable enough.
 
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Any good auto paint store will handle fabric paint suitable for the application.
 
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Not to hijack your thread, but had anyone ever used one of the ABS headliners they seem to install really easy from the video I seen. I've got a cardboard one in mine not sure if it's original or not but crazy about the look of it and may have to replace it at dinner point https://roddoors.com/shop?olsPage=pr...iner-1953-1955
 
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If I was doing what you want I would use auto paint with a flex additive so the paint don't crack during install.
 
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Or maybe use one of the spray paints available for re coloring vinyl seats etc .
 
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Just a suggestion but can you not just cover it in fabric and then not have to worry about cracking?
 
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Covering in fabric is an interesting idea. My 54 came with a new (still in the box) original style headliner. Has any one done this?
 
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I used the rustoleum vinyl spray on another project. very flexible and forgiving. Think it would work great for covering, color change and best of all touch up if needed.
 
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I used the rustoleum vinyl spray on another project. very flexible and forgiving. Think it would work great for covering, color change and best of all touch up if needed.
I used a vinyl spray paint too on my original oil impregnated cardboard firewall pad. Came out real nice. But will it hold up when you need to bend and curve the headliner?
 
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I used it on a vw assist strap, which is the handle you pull on to get in and out of the back seat, gets a lot of use and is very flexible, no issues with bonding. No headliner would get this kind of use.
 
 


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