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    my Ranger is an 04 & the headliner is starting to fall down in 2 spots, question is what have you used to glue it back in place ?
    also the plastic cover on the side of the seat is cracked & getting worse, any glue/epoxy recommendations ?

    thanks, Keith
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    regarding the headliner, you cant just glue the liner back up into position. the problem isnt the liner itself but the foam backing that is deteriorating. you need to pull the headliner out and remove the old stuff from the backing board. then using new headliner material cut a piece slightly larger than the cardboard,, i like to use 1/4-3/8" extra to wrap around the edge. use a contact spray adhesive, use it on both sides and let it tack up, then smooth it down on the headliner. you want to take your time and make sure you lay it down exactly where you want it, and avoid wrinkles or you will be doing it again.

    as for the plastic trim pieces, most any glue that bonds plastic will do fine, just follow the directions. i think epoxy is the best though.
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    • #3
      rbohm is right, it's the foam that is failing. You might get by for a while using some 3M spray adhesive made for headliners to re-stick it for a while. Eventually though, it's going to turn loose again somewhere else. It sux, but almost every vehicle has the same kind of headliner now and the same problem sometime. At least it's not a mini van or Expedition!

      I tried to reglue one in a little Chrysler Laser I had one time. The board was about the same size as a extended cab Ranger. I sprayed the glue on both the board and the cloth and let it sit the alloted time. When I picked up the cloth to put it on the board, it must have had a magnet in it because it sucked together into a wad! Never could get it apart!
      I tried again on the targa top on the last Vette we had, remembering the first experience, I only put the glue on half of the cloth at a time. That worked out pretty good, I still ended up with a few small wrinkles at the edges but they weren't too noticeable.
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      • #4
        Had my ranger redone for $100 at a local upholstery shop here in town. I pulled the headliner myself, took me about 30 mins.

        You also might want to YouTube it. Thereís a few videos out there of people doing it themselves. You have to scrape the foam off the headliner and obtain the material, cut and glue.
        For me, the $100 was more than worth it to have it done.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by submariner mustanger View Post
          Had my ranger redone for $100 at a local upholstery shop here in town. I pulled the headliner myself, took me about 30 mins.

          You also might want to YouTube it. Thereís a few videos out there of people doing it themselves. You have to scrape the foam off the headliner and obtain the material, cut and glue.
          For me, the $100 was more than worth it to have it done.
          good idea, I will look into that, Thanks.

          Keith
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          it`s nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by blue34 View Post

            good idea, I will look into that, Thanks.

            Keith
            My truck is a rusty 198,000 mile, long bed turd. Itís a 3.0 and runs great, but itís not the prettiest thing around.
            The headliner was falling everywhere so I cut it out. Unfortunately, when I did that, small pieces of the foam would blow into an eyes with a window down, and I was worried I was breathing it in, so I pulled the headliner and had it repaired.
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