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Username Post: How to tighten new headliner        (Topic#223537)
50torpedo 
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08-11-09 08:25 PM - Post#1752184    

Well I have just installed my new headliner, its a vynil one, but its still a little loose in places , how can one tighten it up some,

any advice

Thanks bill in red deer Alberta

 
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08-12-09 06:45 AM - Post#1752353    
    In response to 50torpedo

depends on where loose...but i watched a buddy do his vinyl...used a steamer..stretching it side to side..corner to corner

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08-12-09 07:12 AM - Post#1752375    
    In response to 50torpedo

try this shows 56 chevy and others http://www.wlsheadliners.com/classic-car-headliner ...
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rdstr31 
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08-12-09 10:06 AM - Post#1752496    
    In response to 50torpedo

I used to be a trimmer and had my own upholstery shop, so I've done countless hung headliners. This is how I worked out wrinkles:

If the wrinkles are front-to-back, between the individual bows, you need to pull more tension side to side along the bow, working the wrinkles from the center out towards the doors. Work form the center out, evenly pulling the headliner toward the doors being careful to keep it centered.

If the wrinkles are side-to-side between the bows you need to pull it tighter front to back from the center of the roof toward the back window and windshield. If there is a wire above the rear window that attaches to the nearest bow, work the headliner from back to front toward the windshield after attaching the wire. This locates the correct position of the bows.

If this still isn't working try moving the headliner bows to another attachment hole, although this may not cure the problem.

At this point you should be left with very few, small wrinkles if there are any at all. You can use a steamer or heat gun to remove any small wrinkles, but be VERY careful not to melt the headliner (don't ask me how I know this...). The key is to work the winkles out, not heat them out; heat should be a last resort. You don't have to get the headliner drum-tight, just remove the wrinkles.

Hope this helps and good luck!

 
50torpedo 
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08-12-09 10:26 AM - Post#1752520    
    In response to rdstr31

Thanks rdstr31, will try your ideas, being its
the first time doing it,

bill in red deer

 
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08-12-09 01:19 PM - Post#1752604    
    In response to 50torpedo

Hello Bill, where did you get your headliner from?

 
50torpedo 
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08-12-09 06:48 PM - Post#1752846    
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I got it from stock interiors.com, was very reasonably priced, however wehen I ordered it I screwed up bad, I miscounted the number of bows, so I had to do some jerry rigging to get it usable, my situation is I am trying to get it ready for a friends wedding and did not have time to reorder, and the wedding is in 2 weeks, and theres so much left to do, interior is 95% done, just got around the windshield and rear window area to do, plus put windlace on the drivers side doors

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