So I bought this wonderful beetle, but it has a few cosmetic issues. I thought I was just going to buy a new headliner, but it turns out they are hard to find and expensive. So my next step is to fix it. I want to just take off the fabric from the backing and put on a cute fabric. My question is what type of fabric should I use and what kind of spray glue should I use? I'm worried if I use a typical spray glue I will get wet spots! And if I don't use the right type of fabric it won't look right! Help!
Headliner on 2001 Volkswagen Beetle
by amanduhg in Vancouver, WA on April 08, 2009
ANSWER by spyder on April 08, 2009
You are right about it being costly! Re-covering it in place sounds tough.The entire thing comes out in one piece , through the rear hatch. The various panels that butt against the headliner need to be loosened or removed to get it clear. I've used 3M trim adhesive , yellow glue or the spray on type for similar projects. The down side is it always looks "lumpy"..........