Headliner Adhesive Suggestions

Reply Sun 1 Apr, 2007 12:02 pm
I've got a 14 year old Buick Le Sabre which is beginning to suffer from some not atypical headliner sag and droop problems. This isn't the first car that I've owned that's developed this problem over time.

I've never had much past success in turning this problem around from a repair standpoint. My question is, does anyone have any suggestions on a spray on adhesive that would be a good choice to attempt a repair? I've tried some standard DuPont and Krylon spray on adhesives - but none of them have seemingly been very durable in terms of a long-lasting solution.

I've tried to speculate on other solutions, but so far I haven't been able to figure out a way to turn pancake syrup or that stuff they put on Cracker Jack into a liquid that can be applied with a sprayer. Any other practical solutions?
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Reply Sun 1 Apr, 2007 01:02 pm
I used the headliner adhesive that 3M makes and, if used right it works pretty well.

One thing I found was that if the headliner is drooping and there is foam padding above it you are much better off replacing the foam padding. I tried the 3M adhesive with the original padding but the padding kept deteriorating and the headliner would just droop again. With new padding it worked fine.

You should be able to find headliner spray adhesive in a well stocked auto parts store. If not go to a body shop and ask them if they'll sell you a can.
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