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Old 02-02-2010, 08:14 PM
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Default How To: recover your headliner

First you need to remove your existing headliner from your truck



Then you need to lay it out on a clean surface with the fabric side up



Make sure you have room all around your headliner to be able to move around it in every direction. This will be a must to make sure that you can smooth all edges before the adhesive dries.

Next you need to take a lint roller or depending on how much time you have wash down the headliner to remove as much debis as possible to make sure you have the best surface possible for the fabric to stick to.

then you need to lay the fabric on the headliner to test fit the material and get ready to trim



Just lay it out and postion it the way you want it to look(this only matters if you have a fabric with a pattern). Then trim around the edges and leave about an inch or a little more than a inch to have to tuck on the other side.



Then what I did was I pulled back about half of the material and sprayed one side first and smoothed out the fabric so I didnt have to try to get the whole thing done so fast.



Spray the fabric with a your choice of adhesive (I used Krylon general spray adhesive from hobby lobby). Spray a generous amount of adhesive on the fabric and then smooth the fabric onto the headliner (it may take a couple of trys to get the corners and curves done but take your time and keep trying).

After you get the visual side done take the extra and wrap it around to the backside of the headliner and generously spray it and attach it to the backside of the headliner. Then you need to cut the hole for the dome light visors and in my case the OHC. Attach the excess that is cut off by cutting an X in the hole and wrapping it around just like the edges.



I will reccomend letting the adhesive set for at least 24 hours before reinstalling in your truck unless it is summertime to allow that adhesive to cure(I found this out the hard way on Daniel C's truck)

Then after the headliner has had time to cure Reinstall the headliner in your truck and enjoy!!





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Extended cab rangers just headliner 2 Yards of fabric get 3 if you are doing the visors
reg cab need 2 and that will do the headliner and visors

I did not do my own visors because I did not want to make them look bad so I had a guy that has a shop do them for me and he only charged me 25 dollars to do mine
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:52 AM
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I want to.do my headliner but the current fabric "stock" is draping down. Should i take that stuff off first and just glue ig to that foam stuff underneath???
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:32 PM
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Default Re: How To: recover your headliner

How did you get the headliner out of the truck?
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:30 AM
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How did you get the headliner out of the truck?
Yes, A good step by step REMOVAL Thread would be VERY helpful! Covering the headliner with new fabric is the EASY part!

Please someone do a nice step-by-step with pictures DIY!
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:07 AM
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I want to.do my headliner but the current fabric "stock" is draping down. Should i take that stuff off first and just glue ig to that foam stuff underneath???
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:09 PM
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I would remove the old stuff that's hanging down. Personally I would remove the foam and get it as clean as possible for a better glueing surface..that's just my opinion
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:02 PM
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How do you remove the circular clips to get the rear trim out?
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:51 PM
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Pop them out. Also, I sprayed 3m adhesive right onto the foam and smoothed my fabric onto my healiner, turned out great!!

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Old 07-25-2013, 05:28 PM
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Yes, A good step by step REMOVAL Thread would be VERY helpful! Covering the headliner with new fabric is the EASY part!

Please someone do a nice step-by-step with pictures DIY!
No pics but this might help for those who need the info...

remove the A pillar, trim, visors, and all retainer clips around the top of the interior but do not remove the rear quarter trim panels (which would be a ton of work with many broken retainer pins). Then, slide the headliner board about one inch to one side so the other side comes out from under the trim panel. Then slide 2" the other way to free the other side. Then it should be loose.

To remove it from the truck...
Slide seats back.
Recline seat backs all the way.
Remove center console if equipped.
Drop the front of the board below the steering wheel.
Turn 90 degrees.
Tilt front of board (was left side before rotating) towards floor.
Slide it out the passenger door.
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