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    Headliner sagging...what to do?

    If there's one thing I hate, it's a sagging headliner. It reminds me of my friends POS Citation in high-school...now all I need is the smell.

    What have people done to address this before? I know that they sell the glue at Autozone, but I've heard that you should just have a guy do it because if you do it will look like crap. I am brave, however, if someone could tell me the process for getting the headliner out...do you take out the headliner to do so? I would assume so.

    Is there another option? Is it painted underneath there? Could I just get rid of the stupid thing? My first car didn't even have one (old work truck) which I think is a better option overall. Not if I'd have to have it painted though.

    '99 D1 SD in case that matters to construction methodology.

    Thanks for the ideas!

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    There are threads here and at DWeb about pulling/replacing/deleting them. I did it on my RRC, but not a Disco.

    Some people RhinoLine them after they get them out as another option. When you get the foam/fabric off of them, they are a type of thin fiberglass that you can spray.

    Hopefully someone who has pulled a DI/DII liner can tell you the in/outs.

    Scott
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    Sagging Headliner

    I just had a headliner repaired in our Jag. The upholsterer did the entire job without removing it from the car. The total cost was only about $300.

    I was surprised to be able to get it done so cheap.

    Ben
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    Yeah...I guess I want to get it done as a forever solution, but definetly don't want to spend 300 bucks. Not that I'm a cheap-ass, but the fact that it gets in the 100s with high humidity here in the summer and then now it is in the zeros with negative wind-chill (yeah Indianapolis) has taken it from virtually no problems to all of this in a season. I know the Rhino Lining would be expensive too, but it sounds sort-of neat and SUPER durable. Any idea of the cost on that? Do they do the tan color like an interior?

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    Great article in January issue of LRM on doing a DIY project on a D2 headliner if you're looking down the road of removing liner and coating the backing board. Just FYI.

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    Where do I find such an article? Is is available online?

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    I pulled mine back and used 3M upholstery contact cement spray and slowly smoothed it back. There is a place in the Rover section of the Hemmings that sells headliners for $119. If you take headliner out and peel the fabric off and clean the foam off, you can glue new liner to it. Make sure it is 1/8" material not the 1/4" that most places sell. It will interfere with fasteners and sunroofs.
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    most start sagging due to moisture or water leaks. check for stains, if any, fix the leak first. I would get a new one or have an upholstery shop do it. I'm not against DIY but if you mess it up it may be even more expensive to fix a DIY mess or you may end up having to buy a new one anyway. Shop around or check with local community college that may have an autobody or restoration program and let them have a shot at it.

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    No water leaks that I am aware of...no discoloration on the headliner itself. It's coming down where I would have the sunroofs...if I had sunroofs.

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    LOL. Most headlingers do sag for those reasons. Rover headliners sag because the sun rises every day and sets every night, they are rubbish! I used staples for a long time. I would rip the fabric out and sand off all the glue crap, then paint it with some real textured flat/non-glossy [insert color of choice] paint.
    Nick

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