Andrew, when I replaced the headlining in my S11 I just used a spray can of contact, mine went straight onto the roof as I didn’t have a biscuit, hard to find in NZ. I started at the front and centre then worked my way to the back. Finally finished and had to make sure I didn’t cross my arms
When I glued on the liner of my E-type hardtop I was advised by an upholstery supplier to use a more heat tolerant spray-on adhesive formulated for auto headliners. He happened to sell the stuff. Unhelpfully I don’t remember the name of the product I used.
So I’ll mix about a half pint to give me a bit of leeway. I like the idea of the chalkline. I’ve got some cement which is good for up to 120 Deg C.
Bisquit is out of the car.
Spray both all at once, or lay the unsprayed material folded over into the bisquit and work out in strips, first to one edge then the other. Doing it all at once looks like a 3 man job (2 to hold the corners, and one to smooth the material down) .
Well, I spent almost 8 hours Ironing the wool and prepping the parts today. I bought the material over a decade ago, and though it was protected in an airtight bag it had quite a few creases in it from storage.
So, I glued the windlace/draught excluder into the door openings yesterday. I went to fit the trim rolls over top of that, but I’m struggling to get the holes in the (double layer of metal) in the trim rolls to match to the holes in the body - both for the trim rolls themselves, and the wood trim. As far as I can remember (and by my photos) the screw heads for the wood trim should be under the rubber seal, holes passing through the shell, and the lower flange of the trim roll proper - so that the wood clamps the flat finisher to the trim roll.
I didn’t take enough detail photos when stripping this - has anyone else?
Yes, the screws come from the outside into the wood before you put on the rubber weatherstripping. We had to use a drill from the outside to make sure we had holes in the wind lace so that the screws could come through and hold the wood. We also used a carpet knife to cut away some sections of the wind lace to make sure thee was room for a screw.
Not sure what you mean by trim rolls unless this is the material for the headliner.
Items 2 & 4 on plate 81. 2 is the trim roll, 4 goes on after that to hide the screws. On one side of the car I only found one corresponding hole in the sheet metal of the body (The trim rolls are from my car, and the body man didn’t weld any holes up in that area.