Fixing Headliners - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Contributing Authors > Gear and Maintenance Articles
 Not a Member? 


Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 12-12-2001
Contributing Authors
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Steve Meadows is on a distinguished road
Fixing Headliners

Are there some materials or procedures you can suggest for solving a headliner problem?

Steve Meadows responds:
You may need to determine if the headliner/hull liner went in before the boat was decked. If so, you may have grave problems. There are several types of headliner installations. You should determine which you have.

  1. Foam-backed vinyl or fabric glued directly to the underside of the deck.
  2. Suspendedómaterial stapled to battens (deadwood) generally running athwartship.
  3. Suspended panelómaterial glued or stapled to a precut plywood panel and then fastened to deadwood.

For the foam-backed type, it is common for the foam to oxidize and crumble, causing the foam to release from the deck. You may have some luck using an aerosol adhesive such as 3M's General Trim Adhesive or similar. Keep in mind, if the foam is crumbling, and you try to glue it back up, you will get a lumpy result. You may want to just take down the existing headliner and have one of the other systems installed.

For a suspended system, you need to determine if it is installed with a blind tack system of overlapping panels or if it is just stapled to battens and then trimmed with a teak or wooden battens. If it is blind tacked, it is difficult to repair or replace a panel in the middle. It is similar to repairing a tongue-and-groove floor.

For the suspended panel system, you need only remove the damaged panel and re-glue or replace the material. Good luck to you.

Quick reply to this message
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:28 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.