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Old 10-12-2015, 10:18 AM   #1
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Can this be repaired?

The ceiling in my bedroom has separated from the foam layer in a small area. I read somewhere that itís impossible to glue it back to the foam layer and that you have to replace the whole ceiling.

Do any of you know of a product that I can put on it to glue it back in place? Luckily it isnít a big area.

I donít know if it happened when we had the leak in the roof or if it happens with age. This motorhome is a 1994 Pace Arrow. So far it is minor and Iím hoping it doesnít get worse.
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Pics of the area and the extent of the problem would help a lot!
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I had the same problem in my 1994 HR. I used spray contact cement to repair my roof. It worked for a year and then I developed a small roof leak and it separated again. As soon as I fix the leak I'll respray it with contact cement. The contact cement was marketed in an auto parts store to repair falling headliners.


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I also used a spray adhesive from 3M on my convertible top and it has held up very well. Nothing too do with a MH ceiling just voting for a spray adhesive.
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My husband took some pictures

I hope these photos are clear enough. The problem is just beginning but I like to take care of things before they become bigger.
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I hope these photos are clear enough. The problem is just beginning but I like to take care of things before they become bigger.
My 94 developed the same problem. I tried numerous fixes and the problem continued. I will just replace the ceiling panels and be done with it. The spray glue trick didn't work for me because there is a stringy padding between the finish and the thin plywood holding the whole ceiling in place.
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The ceiling in my bedroom has separated from the foam layer in a small area. I read somewhere that itís impossible to glue it back to the foam layer and that you have to replace the whole ceiling.

Do any of you know of a product that I can put on it to glue it back in place? Luckily it isnít a big area.

I donít know if it happened when we had the leak in the roof or if it happens with age. This motorhome is a 1994 Pace Arrow. So far it is minor and Iím hoping it doesnít get worse.
You need to understand why it failed.
Sometimes the foam insulation deteriorates with age, and sort of disintegrates. Twenty years is getting towards "long time". If this is the case, you would be trying to glue the panel back to failing foam. But maybe the foam is still solid, and new adhesive would be fine.
A contact adhesive would be best....spray it on, and let it get tacky. The press the two together.

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My Southwind had a similar problem, pulled the connector strip then pulled the ceiling material tight and stapled it to the ceiling, Then took a piece of molding, cut it to fit and painted it to match the rest of the trim and used finishing nails to install. I then did the same thing to all the ceiling seams so it looked like a factory installation. Sorry I don't have any pics, traded the unit on a 5er about 10 years ago.
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I'll try the glue first and if it doesn't work I will do the staple and trim. Thank you for responding. At least now I have hope that I can deal with it one way or another.
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Thumb tacks are the easiest and fastest. I also use bat strips but I found the thumb tacks work the best.
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You could attempt this fix...
Repairing drooping headliner
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That's exactly what I have Plans on doing this winter. Just in Az!!!!
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