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So im driving home from work today at 3pm and its one of the first really nice days. all 4 windows are down nice cool breeze while im cruising at 90 down the highway. well to make a long story short the orange poop behind the headliner got in my eyes. a couple rips in the head liner, and now the breeze ate it all up. so i took all of it off the sunroof. im planning on redoing it this weekend. and suggestions/ advice.
 

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Re: well there goes the headliner. (Punkerton)

<A HREF="http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/ab_interior/article/0,2021,DIY_13689_3024327,00.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/....html</A><p>George Dill<p>
 

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Re: well there goes the headliner. (gdill2)

i looked on IPD and i think im gonna use there instrustions, and just take the old foam down and make my own headliner. considering im not a big fan of the color anyways.
 

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Re: well there goes the headliner. (Punkerton)

Punkerton:<p>If you intend to do the headliner yourself, you need to know that Volvo used a special 1/8" thick headliner material, not the 1/4" stuff most automakers use. You can get the 1/8" on ebay and through IPD. I've heard some people say that you can use the 1/4" stuff IF you do not have a sunroof, but if you have a sunroof, you must get hold of the 1/8" material. If you use the 1/4" stuff with a sunroof, it's too thick, and the sunroof can't operate properly. <p>Also, if you have a sunroof, be aware that IPD's instructions don't cover the sunroof headliner, only the main headliner. The site George linked you to does have info on the sunroof.<p>Good luck-
 

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Re: well there goes the headliner. (danemodsandy)

thats why it goes sooo ****ty. well thanx for the heads up. right now im thinking about leaving it bare for a while, until i figure out exactly what i want to do. caging it is an option right now <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: well there goes the headliner. (gdill2)

DIY Network says to repair the broken shell with "Duct Tape"???? Good gawd Gerty! <p><A HREF="http://images.scrippsweb.com/DIY/2004/06/17/wkm302_3fd_d.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://images.scrippsweb.com/D...d.jpg</A><p>That's sure to have excellent and lasting results. For a permanent fix, use a fiberglass mend kit like one from Bondo. Cut several pieces of fiberglass to fit the broken area, soak in resin and layer on the back-side (facing roof). When it hardens, you will have a solid permanent repair. If the exposed side of the panel is damaged, you can put a thin layer of fiberglass on this side as well, but you will have to sand and smooth before applying the liner, as any variance will telegraph through the liner.<p>Duct tape…<p><br>
 

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In here somewhere...<p><A HREF="http://images.google.com/images?as_q=volvo+&svnum=10&hl=en&btnG=Google+Search&as_epq=cage&as_oq=&as_eq=&imgsz=&as_filetype=&imgc=&as_sitesearch=&safe=active" TARGET="_blank">http://images.google.com/image...ctive</A><p>
 
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