Stop roof liner separation?

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  1. Merc1973

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    I want to stop the roof liner fabric from falling down. SO far it's only in this spot at the passenger side front at the windshield. I do not have a sunroof. I'm afraid to drive with windows open since it flaps from the wind. What's the easiest way to attack this?


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    Use a staple gun to staple it back in place. Works great to prevent the problem from spreading and holds stuff in place.
     
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    I had a can of regular 3M spray adhesive like is used for art projects. A quick spray and mine headliner was back in place. It took only a few seconds a couple of days ago. Hold something up behind it to block any overspray. It only takes a quick, short spray.
     
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    My Tahoe is starting to do that on the drivers side and dummy me been driving with the window down and its gotten worse. Im gonna try and find me some of that high Strength 90.
     
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    the issue is the foam breaking down and separating from the fabric, you may get the spray glue to work, buts intended to be used on the foam backing to glue to the headliner hard board. The glue will bleed right thru the thin material and look bad from what i've seen, only true fix is to strip off all the material and glue new fabric back on.
     
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    Yeah, that aint happening anytime soon. LoL Ill figure something out for now but taking the entire headliner out would be a pretty big undertaking at the moment. When and if that happens, im going to use something other than that cloth junk.
     
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    It only bleeds through if you spray it too heavy. Light coats--both ends, let it tack up for a few, then put them together and smooth it out. Forgot--- make sure you get all the loose debris out before spraying the glue.
     
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    This ^^^
    You're only buying a little time gluing it back together. The problem is that between the heavy cardboard backer and the fabric is a layer of foam. Almost universally across all vehicle makes/models, it's this foam that breaks down first. It dry-rots, crumbles, and the fabric sags down. The foam in the whole vehicle is breaking down, the fact that it started in 1 place is only giving you a fair warning of what is to come with the whole thing. You can glue that spot back together easily because it's an edge. What happens when it's not? Are you going to cut a slit in the fabric so you can spray the glue in there to buy a little more time?

    New headliner is the end fix. I had to do it on my 2000 Buick and IIRC, it only cost a couple hundred to get done. Dropped the car off, picked it up a few days later and it's been holding up great for the last 10 years.

    Like I said above, you can do things that will buy time but the headliner will eventually have to come out...
    As far as your reference to "cloth junk", it's not the cloth that is causing that. It's the foam between the cloth and the heavy cardboard backer...
     
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