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    Headliner

    I recently decided to install the factory supplied headliner while I had the hardtop off and upside down. Now I must admit that when I did the initial inventory I opened the box and thought to myself, yep, there's the headliner, thinking that it was already cut to the proper size. Boy was I wrong, like everything else, some assembly required. Couple of questions, how do you get the wrinkles out of it where it was folded ( can it be ironed) and what is the best method to cut to size ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by duff33 View Post
    I recently decided to install the factory supplied headliner while I had the hardtop off and upside down. Now I must admit that when I did the initial inventory I opened the box and thought to myself, yep, there's the headliner, thinking that it was already cut to the proper size. Boy was I wrong, like everything else, some assembly required. Couple of questions, how do you get the wrinkles out of it where it was folded ( can it be ironed) and what is the best method to cut to size ?
    Now you are going to have me checking mine tonight, I thought it was an align and glue in, that's it. Interesting! if there's trimming and then gluing I will have a local upholstery person trim and border it to fit perfectly into the space provided for it.

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    We went an extra effort but I like the way it turned out. Yes, lots of measuring and cutting and gluing.

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    Unfold it and the place it between your mattress and box springs for awhile. I did it a year in advance for my mk4, so not sure how long it'll take. But it works. Same goes for all folded material if youre using it.
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    Do you think placing between a few damp towels and ironing it would work?
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    If it was me, I would lay it out in the sun and heat it up a bit and get it to lay flat.
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