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Old 06-14-2013, 08:38 AM   #371
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looks amazing... as usual...

where did you get that ROTM sticker?? i want one
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:57 AM   #372
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looks amazing... as usual...

where did you get that ROTM sticker?? i want one
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I got that from Ashley
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:22 AM   #373
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I foresee this beautiful ride taking home some trophies. Just one of the cleanest, tastefully done Focus's!
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I foresee this beautiful ride taking home some trophies. Just one of the cleanest, tastefully done Focus's!
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Well, I ran into a few problems. The grab handles were destroyed when I removed them(every damn clip broke). The interior panels over the small back windows would only come out if I disassembled the rear seatbelts, so after fighting with the grab handles, I didn't bother trying to remove those panels. I slid the headliner out the back, but those rear panels were fighting me every step of the way.

Once I got it out, I had to remove the old fabric and foam from the board. That was a pain in the ass to do. The board was so thin that I thought I was going to destroy it while I was peeling off the fabric, thankfully it didn't. Once that was off, it took me another 4 hours to scrub off all the foam so the glue would have a clean surface, I used a couple green scratch pads to do that, there might have been a better way but I couldn't find one. After the foam was off and I was left with a paper-thin board, I began wrapping it like I do with vinyl. I started spraying a liberal coat of headliner glue(it came with the new headliner) in the largest and deepest area first(the rear section). Once I put the fabric on top of it, it immediately stuck and I couldn't move it to re-position it in any way, luckily I didn't need to move it. Well I wish I could have had a little bit of play with it because there are a few imperfections in it, but it still came out great. I might have sprayed too much glue because I ran out 3/4 the way done. So I ran to Home Depot to get a can of 3M #77 spray adhesive, I wish I would have started with that because it was easier to work with. After it was done, I let it dry for a day before I cut it off of the cardboard I had laid it on, yes the overlap had glued itself to the cardboard. I am glad that I had went dumpster diving for some extra large boxes to protect my shitty carpet in my house. I then cut out the holes for the lights, sunroof, etc. I went through 5 razor blades doing that, the damn suede dulled the blades real quick!

Now it was time to re-install it. I had to fight to get it back in the hatch because of the rear trim, I got it in far enough so I could open the rear doors and start to pull, I kept going back and forth between the d/s and p/s rear doors, pulling it in a few inches at a time. When it was finally in, I put it up over the rear first, since the trim was still in. Then I popped in the 2 plastic buttons in the rear. I moved up to the front to secure it with the visors. I started with the visor clips close to the domelight so that way I could still bend the headliner down to look where the screw goes. Once I got those on, the domelight and all the rest of the trim went back on easy, until it came time to put the trim ring around the sunroof. The new material was thicker than the old so I put the ring around the headliner first, then started at a corner to secure it to the metal ring as well. I had to push hard, rally hard and the more I would work my way around the ring, the more it would pop back off in areas I had just done, but I kept working it around until it finally sat secure.

Headliner removal took about 1 1/2 hours.

Headliner clean-up took about 5 hours

Headliner wrap took about 2 hours (because of a run to the store for more glue)

Headliner dry 24 hours

Trim vinyl wrap took about 1 hour

Headliner re-install took about 1 1/2 hours because I didn't have to worry about re-installing the grab handles.

Total time spent was about 3 days.


wow..was it worth the time?...my headliners is pretty dirty.... and why didnt you just clean it and lay over the new head liner sheet?.....well I hope I can keep my grab handles I tend to use them alot so does my girlfriend. I wont have to worry about a sun roof since I dont have one but I do want to put dynamat on the bare metal under the headliner while I have it down any tips on not jacking up my grab handles?

post a few pics of the headliner done
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wow..was it worth the time?...my headliners is pretty dirty.... and why didnt you just clean it and lay over the new head liner sheet?.....well I hope I can keep my grab handles I tend to use them alot so does my girlfriend. I wont have to worry about a sun roof since I dont have one but I do want to put dynamat on the bare metal under the headliner while I have it down any tips on not jacking up my grab handles?

post a few pics of the headliner done
Yes, it was worth the time! You cannot just spray adhesive over the old headliner fabric, if you do, your headliner will fall. Also that would make it too thick, you might not be able to get your grabhandles, visors, etc back on if you do it incorrectly. There is room above the headliner for dynamat, so you're good there. Only advice I can give on the grabhandles, is go to a pick and pull, cut the headliner away from the grabhandles, then you will be able to see the clips to take them off.

I thought I posted a few pics of the completed headliner. Here is another on if I hadn't:
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that looks very nice, props
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:19 PM   #379
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So, moving forward with making changes, I just bought the fifteen52 Tarmacs off of Jacob Creamer!



You can see the blog that I Love Driving Slow (ILDS) did on his car here:
http://ilovedrivingslow.com/svt-ford-focus



Hopefully they will be on the car next week, but for now, here is a quick PhotoShop:


I have a few other changes coming very soon as well!
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