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firedome

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« on: October 04, 2009, 01:54:10 AM »

Well since it looks like we're keeping the Saint for a big road trip, gotta fix the droopy headliner.

The interior is a very dark navy blue, almost black, and it seems too
dark in there... our 86 volvo has a blue interior and white ceiling and
is much better to be in - so - instead of using the dark blue nylon
panty material, could I pull the ceiling board and cover it with white
pebbel grain vinyl or some such to lighten things up? Maybe do the same
to the C  post sail panels?  If so, what to use for material
and glue, and where to get it?


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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2009, 07:00:12 AM »

I know we have this left over roll of correct dark blue headliner from a certain 5th ave that got chopped up ......PM Steve about it.

White vinyl will fall down unless stitched to the board and foam. Also gotta use the right foam and glue....


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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2009, 07:17:46 AM »

Don't go giving my material away now     I have visions of making a new head liner for the 550.
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2009, 07:39:20 PM »

sell it to him.....you don't use this material for a sewn headliner
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2009, 03:49:02 AM »

Why couldn't I just forget the foam and glue the vinyl directly to the board ...?

I don't care if it's cushy.

or maybe I'll just paint the board white! ;-(

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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2009, 05:42:13 AM »

That would be fugly

It is against my reeligion to tell someone how to do crappy upholstery work!


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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2009, 06:42:00 AM »

I wouldn't really stoop to paint... but can't see why you couldn't glue
vinyl directly to the board, if you could get it smooth it'd look ok,
imo, that's how my 240 is - a hardboard headliner with a white grained
vinyl bonded to it, with no foam at all. Can't sag and nothing hurts it.

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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2009, 11:18:25 AM »

POR-15 the roof in black satin, stick flurescent little stars to the roof and hang a mirrored ball.

 

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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2009, 01:30:30 PM »

you can have the mirror ball from my Imperial.....

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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2009, 03:13:11 PM »

yer a big help guys!!  Sheesh...

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« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2009, 03:37:39 PM »

sorry...I got the " fix it right or don't bother me" attitude lately.....besides it would be far easier to do it with the original foam backed material....the boards are not smooth and there are bends that the cloth can hide. As far as it falling again, use the right glue and it will outlive you and yer first born......

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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2009, 02:49:11 AM »

I hear ya, but that doesn't address the Prince of Darkness problem...
so could I just use a light gray cloth on the foam then maybe instead
of the navy? It's like a bat cave in there!

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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2009, 06:14:16 AM »

yesh....or white if you don't smoke (or have a condition called "projectile perspiration" )

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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2009, 08:53:50 AM »

Eeuuwwwwwww! Not in my car!!!

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