File this under “only if you have nothing to lose in your junky car anyway”.
The liner in the ceiling if my car-the headliner-had been falling down, tearing, and horrible for months. Years actually. And of course, it just got worse and worse as time, and windows-open winds, wore on it.
So I ripped it all down and put up my own fabric with spray adhesive.
For any plastic bits that I couldn’t use the dull side of the box-cutter razor as a pusher to get the fabric underneath, I’ll simply glue a bead of piping around it, covering the (turned-under but still) rough edges of the fabric.
The beauty of seersucker is that it is already wrinkled. Yay! No showing where I messed up. Or at least, no showing much where I messed up. And I did. But no matter what, it’s still a million times better than my junky, falling down spanish moss hanging headliner. And I’ve got tons of glue left in case it starts falling again. This fabric won’t tear like the crappy stuff on the roof had. It should also stand up a bit better in the heat abuse.
Next up: covering my horrible faded paint job. I thought about stickers, but honestly, that would be a waste of good stickers. 😦 Any ideas?
Meantime, I think I’ll yarnouflage my steering wheel. Then it’s not burning hot in the summer nor freezing cold in the winter! Plus: using random yarn tails for the mufkin win!