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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-08-2013, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Installing Headliner

I'm not trying to be cheap or cut corners but has anybody ever tried using the strong bonding double stick tape as a headliner adhesive instead of glue? I guess you could use both for added strength as well.

In the fullsize Chevy's it's probably quite possible to pull this off since you have to wedge the headliner in between the removable spikes and the body/roof.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-08-2013, 08:03 PM
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The foam of the double stick tape will dissolve over time allow the part to become unattached (the glue is still there and its a pain to remove), but the foam will split down the middle.

There is a special 3M double stick tape used to attach body molding that is supper tough. It is different from the dorm room poster stuff they sell at Staples or the Office Depot.

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The foam of the double stick tape will dissolve over time allow the part to become unattached (the glue is still there and its a pain to remove), but the foam will split down the middle.

There is a special 3M double stick tape used to attach body molding that is supper tough. It is different from the dorm room poster stuff they sell at Staples or the Office Depot.

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Well the spikes are screwed into place allowing for a small space in between the body and the spikes to wedge the headliner into place. I'm talking about putting the 3M double stick tape into this space attached to the body and have the headliner attach to the spikes and the tape at the same time for strength.

But I suppose your right about the foam dissolving over time. I was just thinking that the glue would be a pain.

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