Recovering You Car’s Headliner and Pillars
Is your car’s headliner sagging? Is it terribly dirty? Well here the solution for you! The following will show you how to recover your drab old headliner. I will not only be recovering, but changing my color from gray to black.
I bought 6 yards of fabric – I opted for a "headliner material" which is foam backed
2 Cans of 3M 90 Spray on Adhesive (Do not go cheap on your adhesive)
Headliner Material: 6 yds. @ $11/yd = $66 | 50% off coupon = $33
Adhesive: 2 @ $13/ea = $26
Considering I’m not using all of the material (only half of the headliner) — lets say the total cost is no more than $50.
Headliner Removal: 45mins <– never done it before
Removing old material and preparing: 60min
Recovering: 60min <– a lot of wait time
Covering Pillars: 20min per set (3 sets)
Covering Sunroof Slide: 20min:
Installation: 30 min
So, this is a good weekend job – remove headliner on Friday (maybe prepare too). Recover on Saturday. Install on Sunday 🙂
Some vehicles are equipped with curtain airbags located in the headliner itself. I don’t know how the airbag deploys nor do I know if the headliner material will effect operation. Likewise for pillar mounted airbags. That is one system you don’t want to screw around with. <– Just like seat mounted airbags — you’re not putting seat covers over them right? 😛
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