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Sagging Headliner...quick fix?

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Old 06-27-2013, 10:25 AM   #1
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Default Sagging Headliner...quick fix?

I noticed my headliner on my 2000GT is sagging down about an inch...it sags right by the rear windshield...everywhere else it seems to be holding up. Its not the fabric, its the actual headliner. It's very odd to me that it's sagging bc the car is mint, but i guess this is just one of those things that tends to go over time. Should i just stick some double sided tape up there? or should i really take the whole thing down? Any tips?
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:44 AM   #2
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I had the same issue when I first bought my 02GT exactly where you're having it. Assuming your fabric is black, the easiest fix I can suggest is buying 4 (four) black screws and washers. I could not find any black washers, so I bought some spray paint and put about 3 coats on each side. I ended up only using 2 screws, it seemed to do the trick, but I still have two others if the headliner begins to sag again, requiring reinforcement.

When you're sitting in the backseat, carefully pull down your headliner to gain visibility, and you should see a metal bar about 1-2 inches wide running from one side of your car to the other.. about where the plastic panels on the back window are located. There should be a few inches offset from the roof itself, allowing you to drill holes into the bar and your headliner, then using the screws and washers, re-attach the headliner. Just be very careful when you're drilling the holes, so you don't add a roof repair to your list.

Alternatively, you can pull your whole headliner out, strip and re-do the adhesive (and the headliner, depending if the sag is due to warping), but it's a huge PITA. My headliner has held for 7 months and counting.

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Old 06-27-2013, 12:55 PM   #3
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i would take it out and get some adhesive and put it in that area.
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Just peel it back and get that spray adhesive that should do the trick
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It is my understanding (back when I looked up the same issue) that simply applying new adhesive to the headliner, without completely sanding off the old adhesive, will not last very long and will begin sagging again in no time at all. Am I incorrect?
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