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Old 08-21-2015, 09:18 PM   #1
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96 Itasca Sunrise Head Liner

I have a 1996 Itasca Sunrise on a Ford F53 chassis. I've owned it about 11 months now and I've had to do more work on this than I ever would have imagined but after reading multiple posts on this forum I'm starting to think that it could be worse. Now I would like to take care of a cosmetic issue with the head liner. The original head liner has failed. Not unusual for the age of the coach but the previous owner just pulled off the material leaving the gray foam material exposed and flaking on everything. I've replaced head liners on cars before and it's only temporary.

Does anyone have any recommendations for repairing the head liner?

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I'm trying to picture what you're describing. How about using a putty knife or scraper and get rid of all the foam, then use a very good adhesive to put up a vinyl or faux leather material?


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I'm trying to picture what you're describing. How about using a putty knife or scraper and get rid of all the foam, then use a very good adhesive to put up a vinyl or faux leather material?


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Not a bad suggestion and you may be right. I'll certainly need to scrape off the foam material. It looks like the base is 1/4 inch plywood. With the foam scraped off (and it will be a mess of a job) I really want a final fix. I'm old mechanic and I have yet find any spray on glue that lasts. I'm thinking about trying some other paneling type material that I can screw to the 1/4 plywood. Any thoughts on this idea?
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Not a bad suggestion and you may be right. I'll certainly need to scrape off the foam material. It looks like the base is 1/4 inch plywood. With the foam scraped off (and it will be a mess of a job) I really want a final fix. I'm old mechanic and I have yet find any spray on glue that lasts. I'm thinking about trying some other paneling type material that I can screw to the 1/4 plywood. Any thoughts on this idea?

I guess it depends on what look you want. There are some good adhesives out there but I'm sure even the best ones will fail in time. A pre-finished sheet type board with screws should work and could look good too if done right. Maybe you could do smaller two or three foot sections wrapped in a material then screw those panels up. I think there are several options that would vary in ease and look.
It sounds like a fairly easy job since you have some plywood to either glue or screw to.
Maybe some more folks will offer more suggestions.



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