Fix your Sagging, Torn Ceiling Headliner: Repair or Replace -- for Cars, Trucks, SUVs, or Vans -- Materials and Info

Ceiling headliner repair supplies and complete kits -- plus a little advice, as well.

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Repairing your car, truck, van, or SUV's ceiling headliner can range from a quick and simple job to a pretty large and messy one. Sometimes a simple $4 kit will let you re-attach the headliner in a few minutes. Or, perhaps there's nothing solid to attach the headliner to and you just have to replace the thing.

If you have a sagging fabric headliner that has a firm fiberboard backing behind it, a few specially-designed decorative-head screws can quickly and cheaply reattach it. See the Auto Barn link, below, for that.

But sometimes there's nothing solid above the headliner -- only deteriorating foam or fiberboard. Then it's time to replace the whole thing.

In between, there are adhesive sprays that are meant to let you re-glue the headliner to whatever's above it. I've seen a LOT of problems reported on the car newsgroups with this approach, mainly with the glue failing on the next hot day. It will probably work if whatever you're re-gluing the headliner to is in good shape. If not, don't even try it if you've got a large area to re-glue. For a small flap, fine. But not for large areas.

Here are a some different kits and supplies that will let you handle the whole range of repairs:

Ceiling Headliner Repair Kits and Supplies I've Found:

I hope among the above you'll find the right repair method for your problem!

Additional auto repair information you might find useful:

Auto repair manuals:
Click here for Chilton's, Haynes, etc. auto repair manuals from J.C. Whitney
Click here to see car various repair manuals available from Auto Barn
Click here for Motorbooks.com, then navigate to their "repair manuals" in the leftmost panel


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