I was planning on putting one of the really subtle ones on the rear door latch but the combination of it being on the far right of the car and being on the door changed my mind. Recovering it yourself, or at a shop, if done right will last the life of the truck or at least until it's next engine replacement. MattNot real difficult, just time consuming. Should I just pay a detailer to do it or is it an easy task? The headliner shop said thats a pretty common casualty. Heres the link where i ordered it from They will send you a free color sample if you want to see if you like the color. Basically make sure that you won't have to open this thing up for another 16+ years! Headliner Update It took about two months from when I first noticed the headliner loose in a couple of places to it coming undone in all of the deeply recessed areas. For what you're gonna pay for material, that's half what it should cost to have it recovered if you take it out of the truck.
It seems like they use a pretty thin fragile fabric in the headliner so I'm afraid to hit it with a strong brush or anything that could stretch it, tear it, or have it separating from the foam backing which has already happened in a few places. Side note, I have a 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe and have never had this problem with it - the headliner is still like new. I'll buy doing it to be different maybe. I would imagine it will take a fair amount of priming to get to the color that you want. I figured the foam which the headliner consist of would do a good job deadlining sound. Adhesive spray - when it even works with such flimsy paper-thin fabric - usually doesn't last very long.
It looks fine and makes the headliner one less thing to think about. It just gives you an extra 4cm or so of space to remove. The lighting makes it look more textured than it is. So off I started painting! I sprayed mine with textured black paint, if you'd like to see , You could drill holes and use very short clips I suppose, but then you would have to put new fabric on eventually, or you'd see the holes with paint. I have owned a lot of cars over the years and not had any issues with headliners. I scraped it all off and using a spray glue adhesive I attached a new piece of cloth to the cardboard.
Good update thanks Good to hear. The Java black vehicle is stored outside and I live in south Fl. I choose marine epoxy because it dries in water. Take your time and don't force anything and you'll be fine. Has anyone had their headliner start to come unglued? Fabric glued to a backing board. I have one in the box in my garage pissing my wife off. Anyways long story short, the drains cracked and the headliner started to sag.
I've never had to replace a sunroof either-ever. You need to remove all the A,B,C, and D pillar trim, along with all the stuff screwed into the roof. He actually uses a commercial sound deadening liner material as used in trucks and machinery, not quite a factory look but he garentees for 10 yrs, the deefer is 12 and still good! While you have the headliner out its a good idea to check all the wiring bundles which include the hose for the rear washer as well as any harnesses. Many thanks in anticipation Click to expand. The box is almost five feet wide and more than eight feet long. Great effort on your first post! Came out much better than i expected, but i will let everyone on here give their opinion once i post pics. After 10 years it has it's share of scuffs and looks kind of gross.
Headliner: Unfortunately I didn't document the removal process, but it is pretty straightforward. This kit includes 126 inches of headliner material, one can of , and generalized instructions. Even paint isn't permanent so I don't buy that excuse. Just as a tip, be cautious removing your headliner, because it does have to be gently bent to remove it from the vehicle and reinstall. Vacuum it with a powerful handheld vacuum first, a lot of that dirt is probably just collected dust that should be fairly easy to vacuum away.
Is this going to be a problem for everyone at some point? There's enough crap to go wrong on a rover, so what's wrong with eliminating one weak point? I ended up using Rustoleum rubberized undercoating to give it a flexable, yet paintable surface. Looks like a swede leather to me and I am happy and it will never need to be redone. I just took a big plastic brush and scrubbed for a while until the whole thing was a nice green colour. The fabric didn't have a smooth finsh. I don't have a sunroof which must make it easier, however.
You might want to buy some sunvisor clips now, everytime I remove them either the screw cover snaps off or the clip breaks. I sprayed mine with textured black paint, if you'd like to see , You could drill holes and use very short clips I suppose, but then you would have to put new fabric on eventually, or you'd see the holes with paint. I also ran a cable for a reverse camera if I ever chose to add one. Its not the easiest to pull out with one person, but a big help is to remove the weatherstrip from the rear door at least halfway down. All thats left is the rear finisher and the A and B pillar covers. One company has committed to sending samples for selection of colour. Essentially you just need to remove the front sun visors, the sun visor 'pocket' assembly and sunroof controls in the front.