Re: Headlining how-to

wintherdeb <wintherdeb@...>

Which adhesive spray would you suggest - 3M?

--- In, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:

I have a spray can of vinyl adhesive on the boat and in the very few areas that sag has occurred (in our case little bits at the edges) I just spray it and push it back up. Works well. Certainly would not use wood slats and screws
SM 299 Ocean Pearl
About to depart NZ for the Pacific islands

From: wintherdeb <wintherdeb@...>
Sent: Thursday, 23 May 2013 9:27 PM
Subject: [Amel] Headlining how-to


We are owners of a '93 Amel SM and have been trying to find out how to repair the sagging headlining.
At first just a small area in the front cabin of our Amel had vinyl loose and hanging (we're using bullclips as a temporary fix to hold the pieces up). Now there are several areas that are sagging in the main cabin, closets and wc. We have inquired about the problem and it sounds like a major project of taking it all out (requiring screws, panels and various other boat parts to be removed) and redoing it all with new headlining. We have also heard of people getting wood slats to screw in to hold the vinyl up. With this option, how do we clean out all the disintegrated foam/dust that is most likely resting in there without loosening the vinyl further. Where are the best places to screw in the wood panel pieces, what type of wood is best and what width? Also, what type of adhesive is best to reglue the vinyl to the fiberglass ceilings/walls? Any how-to advice would be greatly appreciated. If best to have it professionally done, any recommendations for
someone who can repair the headlining in or near Croatia? Finally, how can we prevent the sagging from occurring again?

Many thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have.

Deb & Mike
s/v Coriandre

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