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Post by Hawk03 on Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:59 am

I installed a new headliner last fall, the install went good and everything seemed fine. I drove my car to work last week and the headliner came unglued at the back window and a little bit on the sides. I used 3M headliner glue and didn't have any issues when I installed it. Itl was hot, around 90, the day I drove it so I'm guessing the heat loosened up the glue and it came undone. What is the best way to re-glue the headliner back up? Should i try and clean the area of the old glue or buy a different glue? I don't want to re-glue using the same processed I did before only for it to become undone again. Any tips or suggestions is appreciated.
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Post by g3chevy on Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:10 pm

That glue would definitely fail here in Houston. It's supposed reach triple digits today. Did you use spray adhesive? I know the spray cans are typically geared towards the newer foam board headliners. The brushable headliner glue is what I used when I installed my headliner on my 76 SS El Camino and it was fine after several hot summers down hear. Here's the stuff I recommend when you re-glue it.

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Post by Hawk03 on Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:13 pm

Thanks Bill! I just purchased some. Yes I used the 3M spray adhesive in a can.
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Post by impalamonte on Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:48 pm

Hawk ,

When I installed mine ,I went to ACE hardware and bought small plastic one way locking push tabs( similar to those holding the roof rail weatherstrip ends to the car). I drilled very small holes in the inner structure of the roof at evenly measured points and they were hidden under the surrounding trim. As I stretched the headliner I pushed through the vinyl to hold. I has proved to be a very robust install. No issues in 3 years.
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Post by Hawk03 on Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:12 pm

Thanks Mark, thats a good idea. I will try the new glue first and then start drilling if the glue doesn't hold. I'm always afraid of drilling holes and over doing it.
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