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headliner and contact adhesive recommendations needed

Discussion in 'T3 & T4 Tech Help Clinic' started by Dennis, May 6, 2020.

  1. Dennis

    Dennis New Member

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    Hi all,
    I need to do a headliner replacement fro my T5, and was looking for suggestions on the best places in Oz to get padded (or unpadded??) headliner material. Also I'd need to find automotive grade spray contact adhesive.

    Thanks
     
  2. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Rubber supply places often have it.
    They will have a high temp contact in aerosol cans suitable headlinings.
     
  3. Dennis

    Dennis New Member

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    Ok thanks...I'll see if I can find a Clarke Rubber (or similar?) somewhere. I am about 300+ k's from anywhere that would have a specialist rubber place but I'll give it a try :)
     
  4. Dennis

    Dennis New Member

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    The other question is it has this yellow foamy sort of stuff, that seems to be quite perished, or it rubs off pretty easily....is there some sort of spray foam product that needs to be applied before fitting the new cloth?
     
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    Dennis New Member

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  6. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Bunnings also has spray grade contact adhesive in a yellow tin from memory. Sikabond
     
  7. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    The yellow crumbly stuff will be the old foam backing that is part of the lining material.
    It deteriorated with age which is why the lining collapses.
    Get the roof clean of all of it.

    Light applications with the spray on both surfaces and allow about 10 minutes to go to a just tacky stage. Almost dry.
     
  8. Dennis

    Dennis New Member

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    Cool, thanks!
     
  9. Dennis

    Dennis New Member

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    I think you need a dry clean surface to start with.
     
  11. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    As long as surface is sound and not dusty you should be fine.
    Try a test piece with fresh glue to be sure.
    The thinners in new glue should bite into the old stuff enough to ensure it all sticks.
     
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  12. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    As cbus had pointed out, industrially, when using contact glue on a time and motion method, if the weather exceeds the time allowed, and it gets past the ideal time, a quick shot of thinners happily reactivates it back to ready. So should also do it to your residue.
     
  13. Dennis

    Dennis New Member

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    Excellent, thanks :)
     

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