1993 Oldsmobile 98 Roof liner

Tiny
TEDANDME
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  • 1993 OLDSMOBILE 98
  • 100,000 MILES
My roof liner and insulation is 'falling'. I live in South Georgia and can not find anyone that does repair/replacement work. I have tried 'Duct Tape' as a temporary fix, but the South Georgia sun in getting the best of it (and me)
Help - Please
Thanks - Ted
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Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 AT 2:33 PM

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Tiny
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Ted,

3M makes an adhesive for headliner repair. I found a site that sells it, but I'm sure you could get it cheaper at a parts store near you.
http://www.shop3m.com/3m-headliner-fabric-adhesive-38808-18-1-oz.html
Let me know if it helps.

Joe
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Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 AT 2:47 PM
Tiny
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Hi Joe,

I have a can of adhesive, but the fabric is to 'aged' to work with. Do you have any idea WHO, in South Georgia, does repair/replacement work? Have tried to find someone, but have not been find anyone.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Ted
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Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 AT 4:00 PM
Tiny
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Ted:

I'm sorry but we don't have any list of shops. As far as your problem, is it that there is a dried out coating on the fabric that comes apart when you try to glue it?
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Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 AT 9:41 PM
Tiny
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Yes - it is old and 'dried out', but it is my deceased mother's car and I love it. Other than the headliner, the car is 'clean'.

Thank - Ted
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Thursday, August 8th, 2013 AT 9:52 AM
Tiny
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The only thing I can tell you is to completely remove the liner, clean off the dried out stuff that is on the head liner itself and using the adhesive, reglue it in place. If you clean things up (the stuff that is dried out), it will stick. I have done it before using the 3M product I mentioned.
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Thursday, August 8th, 2013 AT 6:11 PM
Tiny
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Thanks guys - I appreciate your help. I think I will keep it 'propped up' until I can get it professionally 're-installed'.
I'll keep you guys in mind for further projects and 'spread the word' about you.
Thanks again,
Ted
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Thursday, August 8th, 2013 AT 7:11 PM
Tiny
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Ted:

I'm sorry there was no easy answer. Take care.

Joe
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Thursday, August 8th, 2013 AT 7:27 PM

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