| Originally posted by dr_detail |
!! CAUTION !!
If the headliner is the soft padded cloth type -- like those in most manufactures line-ups, they are constructed of cloth bound to a thin layer of foam bound to a cardboard backing. They are delicate, and the use of just about anything other than a gentle brushing can and will cause the material to separate. Yes, the naphtha will help in the short term, but I wouldn't give it six months before it falls if used. I always explain this to customers before doing any work to a headliner. I explain to them the risks -- a new headliner installed usually runs less than $75 (wholesale) which might be a much better option.
very true and also used to tell many clients the same about mats...the time and effort involved...at least at my rates...it would be cheaper to replace either that were in really bad shape.
An auto upholstery shop that knows what they are doing can quickly replace a headliner. ok that's two more cents...now you have 4cents:lol