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Old 04-09-2012, 09:53 PM   #1
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headliner /ceiling upholstery repair

OK .. I can rebuild a motor ..rebuild breaks on the side of the road ..but I can't do upholstery,,how do you reattach the ceiling ?? or do I need a shop to do it ??

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Old 04-09-2012, 09:54 PM   #2
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Cloth? headliner contact cement..

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Old 04-09-2012, 10:18 PM   #3
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kenjh, we've got a 86 winnie bago I had to do the same thing. But mine was so old it was rotten. a head linner man wanted 1400 to replace it. I took mine all down, it has plywood be hind it. Bob Leadford a dealer here in SC asked me if I wanted to pay that..1400 is a chunk of change if you know what I mean.He advised me to take it down and clean up the plywood sand it down and paint it. hey a few days of work 30 bucks of paint its good to go. In your case if its not rotten or torn go to the place where it is loose find a starting place where you can pull it down get spray glue in a spray can like for car head linners glue it back up. It's not alot of work and will save toy a few dollars..
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:40 AM   #4
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Last year I purchased a 79 Champion Grand Slam with a similar ceiling issue. First I took care of the roof. The moisture from leaking roofs will cause the stuff to delaminate and deteriorate. My fabric also had a thin foam backing on it that had dried out to a crumbly state. I also checked around for suggestions and painting was one of them. "Popcorn" ceiling pa it was also suggested.

What I ended up doing was tearing the fabric out to the edges of all the cabinetry, walls, etc, and then replacing it with cheap, white bathroom paneling. Looks a lot better and was fairly easy to install. The old addage, measure twice, cut once, is a good one to go by!

You can see pics of the whole thing here. http://m113.photobucket.com/albums/k...f5l0E%2F3yw%3D

Sorry for the long link! :-)
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:07 AM   #5
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We removed all the cabinets from our ceiling and removed all the old wall paper that was on the ceiling. I had one small spot in the front driver side corner that I opted to patch with a thin coat of bondo. After that we put a bright white vinyl on the ceiling using a industrial grade upholstery adhesive. Each roof panel is about four feet so we put 1/4"x 1" oak strips to cover the seams. It looks beautiful and is much brighter than the original plaid beige wall paper. The vinyl was about $200 from Michael's (a craft store here locally), $90 for five gallons of industrial adhesive, $20 for a cheap automotive spray paint gun, $50 for seven strips of oak, $15 for stain and clear coat. It took us awhile to complete because we were working multiple projects at once. However my wife and my mother-n-law just completely disassembled and removed the cabinets in my in-laws MH. Cleaned the whole roof, adhered the vinyl, reassembled and reinstalled the cabinets. Then removed the carpet on the drivers area and engine cover and re-carpeted all that and got it done in 6 1/2 days. This was the first time that my wife or mother-n-law had personally did any type of work of this nature. If you want I can post some pictures of my finished ceiling, just let me know.
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