Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Music City, USA
Proper foam thickness/material/adhesive for headliner replacement?
Prepping for headliner replacement on my GTV. I have read virtually all of the threads here regarding the subject, but there appear to be different approaches taken by folks when choosing the materials for the job. Some are using adhesive-backed closed cell foam for the roof, others are using open cell foam and gluing, etc... Also I'm seeing different foam thicknesses discussed, as well. I suppose my main questions at this point are:
1. What is the proper foam thickness for the roof and also the recessed portion of the roof?
2. Is the adhesive used on closed cell self sticking foam resilient enough to withstand super high heat in warm climates? I'm assuming a dedicated industrial style adhesive would be 'stickier'...
3. For adhesive type, is it better to go with spray or brush-on? What is a proven brand/type of adhesive that is most effective for headliners?
Thanks in advance!
Adam in Nashville: '72 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 - '86 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce - '74 BMW 2002tii - '90 BMW E30/S52 - '05 BMW X5 - '06 BMW 325i