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New headliner (snappics)...

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Old 07-30-2014, 07:38 PM
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Default New headliner (snappics)...

My headliner was sagging. I did this once on a '94, with school logo embossed onto new felt.

Had the How-To posted here, but it was before the server upgrades a few years ago.

This was the old one:



So again here:

I put a butter knife to the edge, to get under it. Make sure to hold the knife flat on the edge, to not scratch...



Then you can get a hand in.

 
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:52 PM
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Once you get under the edge, ya' gotta' pull the fabric off of the panel with your fingers. Don't try to pull it by the edge of the foam board - it will break up.

Wear long sleeves!

Go all the way around the edge, then work toward the center.

(at this point, the edge DID break, and I had to go around the other way)



Lifted. Lots of glue at the center.



I'm goin' with C4 logo this time, instead of school logo. I have a couple more of these, if anyone wants one here; PM at me.

 

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Old 07-30-2014, 08:01 PM
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Once the old felt is removed, I put a roller with Acrylic Latex Black to the foam pad, to stop dust from falling through the felt, and to give a little strength to the pad.

I also glued a 3/16" styrofoam board, cut into sections, to the roof panel side of the foam pad. I'm looking for noise absorption too with 3" exhaust, and a HEAVY drone.

Then I placed the felt, and flipped back the felt to apply glue to the lower half (using this for adhesive -
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Then the top half,



and allowed it to dry overnight.

DO NOT PRESS DOWN TOO HARD - THE ADHESIVE WILL COME THROUGH THE FELT. You could see that in the 'Skully' '94 top...
 
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:09 PM
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Then flip it, and cut about 3" around the perimeter.



The forward corner concave curves are tricky. I made 2 cuts in the apex of the concave curve, to about 3/8" of the edge.



Flipped; check interior surface:

(same snappic, #3, post 2 above)

Now back up-side down, pull the tape, and glue the overlap...
 
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Old 07-31-2014, 01:52 PM
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Glue the lip to the panel side - I'm using RTV Black:



Re-tape, allow to dry, then set the pad into the panel.............
 
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Old 08-01-2014, 02:02 PM
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Done.

Felt glue onto the roof panel:



and set into place:



I did not cut the overlap deep enough into the front corner concave curves, and I got an ugly buckle on the D side.

And I placed a 3/16" styrofoam board glued onto the panel side of the pad, for extra exhaust drone kill. I have a glass top too, so I can measure interior sound with that top, and then again with the insulated Black top (when the rain stops)...
 
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