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Headliner & Sagging Roof Lining
The interior of your car should be comfortable and nice for you to drive around in. As nice as the interior is, the whole look can be ruined when the roof interior material is flapping, peeling or falling down. This is not only untidy, but it can be a safety hazard by blocking your view out of the rear window. The interior cloth portion of a car that hangs overhead is called a headlining or headliner. Headlinings are usually crafted from cloth that matches the rest of the car's interior. Over time, headlinings can become dirty, worn and detached from the surface.
Eventually as your car ages you begin to notice that the headliner of your car's interior is becoming loose and unglued. It seems that it happens around eight to ten years after you've had your car. First, it starts out as a minor bubble of material hanging from your car's roof. As you're driving along you may notice it in your rear-view mirror. Maybe it blocks your vision for the first time, and that is your first tip off that you have a headliner problem.
Board headliners use a formed heavy cardboard or fibreglass board that is installed on the underside of the roof. The board is covered with lightweight foam-backed fabric that has no seams. Board headliners are used on almost all modern cars. Headliners are designed by car manufacturers to last many years. Eventually, however, heat and sun take their toll and the headliner requires replacement.
Commonly the sun destroys the material along headliner edges or the foam backing on board headliner material dries out. Either way the headliner material starts to hang down, looking ugly and blocking vision. It is not possible to repair these linings as the foam deteriorated which is why they drop, we need to remove the board and clean all the old foam and material off before applying a new pre bonded foam and material.
As it gets old, bow headliner material gets holes or the thread holding the headliner together rots out. In most cases, it is impractical to repair bow headliners - they usually need to be replaced. Fortunately, reproductions of some original headliner materials are still available. We can order some new bow headliners pre-made to the original specifications or use reproduction material to make a new headliners from scratch. Sometimes windshield, side, and/or rear glass needs to be removed in order to install the new headliner.
Commonly the sun destroys the material along headliner edges or the foam backing on board headliner material dries out. Either way the headliner material starts to hang down, looking ugly and blocking vision. In a few cases the material can be glued back in place but usually either the headliner material and/or the headliner board needs to be replaced.
At Sydney Motor Trimmers, we use only high-quality materials and do not use shortcuts. We expect our headliner work to have a long life therefore we offer 100% guarantee on craftsmanship and all materials.