The headliner on my 2005 Mazda6 WAGON is starting to come down. So far the upholstery tacks are holding it up, but don’t know for how long. In searching here and the internet, I see most info is from, like, 10 years ago or I just get rerouted to other “cost of headliner” sites, not actual info, so I need current info on some questions:
First, who would I contact to do this kind of work? - (body shop? collision shop? another kind of shop?) Don’t find any listing in my phone book for “headliner repair”.
Second, how much would any of these places typically charge, or what would be a reasonable price? I’m handy, can maybe do it myself (have the time and a garage if necessary) but in reading some of those old replies, some say it’s very involved, some say it’s not. Mostly I read about breaking things that shouldn’t be broken. Dealer service guy says it’s in sections, not just one piece like I see or read about. Another one I read said a person can take it all apart, do the headliner, and have a shop reinstall things - but what kind of shop would do that?
Third, the headliner fabric, at least in my car, is extremely thin and somewhat stretchy, but if you pull too much (not much) it tears. Can that fabric be replaced/substituted with another fabric instead of normal headliner fabric? I know it has to be rather thin, but there’s much more durable fabric out there than that stuff.
And, not knowing what was up there, I felt the back of the fabric and it was all crumbly. In order to reattach it with anything, I know that crumbly stuff would have to come off, but what a mess THAT is/was to do just a little section of! Now knowing it’s foam up there that the fabric is glued to, does that mean the foam has to be replaced also?
Lastly, is the glue in a spray can made for headliners any different than any other kind of glue in a spray can? There’s spray glue for putting foam together, glue for attaching fabric to foam (which is what the headliner involves) etc. Does it HAVE to be “headliner glue”?
Thanks very much for all replies and any help.