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Old 05-25-2008, 01:15 PM   #1
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Just did my headliner.

So I removed the headliner yesterday and wanted to give it a coat of rocker panel paint (I luv this stuff). This is a rubberized paint and can be used as a good texture paint. I've used it for my radiator support and many more things, it just an awesome paint to work with. Adhesion is great, dries very fast and once dried has a very hard finish. I sanded down the headliner with 80 grit paper just enough to get that crap glue/sponge off and have it smooth. I just sprayed away, this paint is very forgiving, it doesn't run and dries pretty fast. Check out the texture it gives. No more sagging headliner FTW

I also started staining all the trim, cream and black would have been horrible.

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ive been thinking of going with a black headlinger for awhile now...cant wait to see yours reinstalled!
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I have seen a painted fiberglass backing done in a few cars with texture paint.

Meh, it looks better than it did with no headliner anyway!
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Nice! Be sure to post a pic or two of it all installed!
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Old 05-25-2008, 05:09 PM   #5
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Planned of doing fiberglass but this worked out pretty good, will get a better idea when it's back in. Will post some pics.
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Wow, that looks interesting. I wanna see the install pictures.
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Old 05-25-2008, 10:49 PM   #7
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That looks great! Too bad I already bought all the fabric to redo my headliner. I look forward to seeing it installed.
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That sounds soooooo much easier than the fabric route ............. and looks really good , too !
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Thanks guys, that whole headliner fabric replacement was something I was dreading to do myself. I bought some headliner fabric, but I guess I'll just use it to do the pillars maybe, but it's cream color so I don't know if I'll use it. Might have to buy a yard of charcoal or black fabric. It's raining today so can't do much of anything, but come tomorrow (if weather permits) I should have some pics of the headliner installed. Only thing I chose not to remove was the sunroof sliding door? will just paint that by hand since I leave it open 99% of the time anyways. Trim is proving to be a little tougher than I anticipated, should finish it up tomorrow.
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Headliner installed, still have to paint a little area on the sunroof sliding shutter and put a handle on the driver's side front. But other than those two things, job's complete. I gave up on staining and opted to spray paint the trimmings with Duplicolor Vinyl Black Paint. The paint is very good, it adheres great, dries extremely fast and gives a very nice finish, it also looks like it can handle people grabbing onto the handles without scraping off. Some pictures (wasn't the nicest day and taking pictures of black upside down doesn't give the best results)

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different to say the least, any noticeable difference in road noise?
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That's a pretty cool idea. An it looks good too. Have you noticed any diferences in the sounds you're able to hear inside the cabin? I would guess that the painted surface would bounce sound around a lot more than the original cloth?
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Hey, that looks pretty good!

I have thought about doing that in the past, but never went anywhere with the idea.

I think it looks like a pretty good alternative to messing with the cloth.
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That's a pretty cool idea. An it looks good too. Have you noticed any diferences in the sounds you're able to hear inside the cabin? I would guess that the painted surface would bounce sound around a lot more than the original cloth?
Car is not on the road, so I can't really say how the noise will be handled, but this stuff is pretty thick. I think it will deaden the noise pretty well



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Hey, that looks pretty good!

I have thought about doing that in the past, but never went anywhere with the idea.

I think it looks like a pretty good alternative to messing with the cloth.
Yeah my thoughts exactly, the whole headliner idea was really something I was dreading. A few not well glued spots and you're back to sagging in no time. So this way no more headaches for as long as you have your car.
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Nice that looks great!
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oh man that looks cool!!
great idea!!
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I was not sure when I saw it out of the car, but now that it's in, I think it looks pretty sweet.
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Old 05-27-2008, 05:38 PM   #18
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I was not sure when I saw it out of the car, but now that it's in, I think it looks pretty sweet.
Thanks guys, one less thing to worry about.
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Pretty cool.
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I'm gonna bump this one to the top just so I dont loose it since I will be doing this soon.

Who makes a good rocker guard in the US? I see he used some Canadian brand.
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