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Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 23:17:40 -0500
From: "hippo" <johnhnospaml.net.au>
Subject: Re: C900 headliner - that old favourite!


The headliner on my 92 C900 T16S has started to sag at the back, as they do. <<It's a bit annoying, as it had only just been replaced when I bought the car a little less than a year ago.>> Should have lasted longer than that. New headliner or just retrimmed? New ones in two of mine have bettered 3 years. Any chance of chasing a warranty claim? (unless you live in an equatorial swamp ....) Humidity getting into the roof (via the pillars?) seems to finish them off double quick. <<The cloth doesn't need replacing, just sticking back. My mechanic has suggested that, as it's only a fairly limited area at the minute, I could try using a syringe to inject glue above the fabric without taking the liner out. What do you think of that idea? Anybody tried it? What sort of glue should I use (and where do you get syringes?!?)>> I've tried contact cement, spray glue and at least one other, all with v limited success. Trim clips (push in mushrooms), dressamker's pins and the ubiquitous staple gun all work to some extent but look naff. Staples are probably best of the 3 and the least conspicuous. <<If the best bet is to remove the liner, are there any tricks to that, or pitfalls to watch out for?>> Removing the headliner is easy in a coupe - just remove the light and grab handles and CAREFULLY slide it through the rear hatch. Reverse to refit. Sedan is more of a pain!

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