Easily Fix Or Replace The Sagging Headliner In Your Older Vehicle

If the headliner in your old car has started to sag from age, then you will be happy to know that you can easily fix it or replace it yourself. 

Follow these steps to quickly repair a sagging headliner in your vehicle:

Step 1: Gather the Necessary Supplies to Fix the Headliner

If your car's headliner is only sagging in a small area, then you can secure it in place using some simple pins or thumbtacks. You can purchase thumbtacks with a wide variety of styles at any office supply store. You have the option to choose either a style like stars or hearts that you can use to create an interesting design on the roof of your car, or you can choose some that will blend in so that no one will notice they are there.

For a larger sagging area, you should replace the headliner with a new one. For this project, you will need the following supplies:

  • a sharp pair of scissors
  • a sharp razor knife
  • a replacement headliner
  • a can of spray adhesive

You also need a small metal brush to remove any of the old headliner or its backing material from your car's roof.

Step 2: Remove the Old Liner and Any Foam Backing

You can easily remove the old headliner by simply pulling it off of the roof of your car. To remove any foam backing that remains, simply brush the entire area with a small metal brush. When you are finished, vacuum up any material that has come off from the old headliner, as well as taking a moment to vacuum the headliner area to remove any loose material before trying to attach the new liner.

Step 3: Measure and Cut the New Headliner Material

Using small pins or tacks to hold the new liner in place, pin it and then cut around the outside. You should leave a bit of extra material so that you ensure that you have enough to cover the entire area. It is always best to have a bit of extra versus not having enough and having to create a seam in the fabric.

Step 4: Glue the New Liner in Place

Roll the new headliner so that you can apply it in one area at a time. Spray the adhesive liberally onto the roof of your car's interior. Starting on one side, roll the new liner in place, taking the time to smooth out any creases while you are installing the liner. 

Step 5: Trim the Excess Material

Finally, using a sharp razor knife, trim any excess material from the new headliner. Using a new blade will result in the best final result without any jagged edges on the new headliner.

To learn more, contact a headliner repair service company.