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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1233571 posted 11/18/16 01:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
What is the best way to fix this?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1233572 posted 11/18/16 01:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Scrape the foam out and either use spray adhesive to attach it directly to the cover or get some thin foam from a material store and glue it with spray adhesive between the material and the cover.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1233577 posted 11/18/16 05:09 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
As mentioned, but you need to do some dissasembly first.

Mine are repaired, but I didn't remove the foam.

1/ pop out the light lenses.
2/ remove the two phillips heas screws. #2 size.
3/ carefully wiggle and unhook the mirror/light assembly.
4/ disconnect wiring.
Once off the visor you can work a lot easier on it without risk of messing up the visor itself.

You can also swap in one off a 3000GT as the flappy, mirror assembly bit is the same

If you are going to stick it, you can spray carpet adhesive now onto the back of the hard visor flap and smooth the fabric and foam back onto the lid. When I did mine I used masking tape and clothes pegs to manage the edges so it sat tight as the glue was properly hardened.

Once glued overnight, reassemble in the reverse order. The one in my green car was done about 40K ago and has been perfect ever since. The lightup mirror is a feature my wife likes

Hope this helps.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1233582 posted 11/19/16 01:38 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I had issues with a sagging head liner in an old Volvo of mine.
I used spray adhesive directly onto the foam backed cloth and within 6 months it has sagged again because the foam layer between the cloth and the hard shell of the head liner was degraded and it just came away again.
The second time I did it I used a brush to remove the foam layer and glued the cloth directly to the hard shell of the head liner and it stayed glued for another year at least before I sold the car.
It did look a little uneven but I'm talking about a large area of the roof with many different contours and trying to match that with some of the lining that was still well attached... It was mission impossible.

For something that size...
If the foam layer is not dry rotted or heat damaged in any way I would just use some spray adhesive directly onto the foam.
If the foam is not so flash I would rub it off the best way you can and glue the cloth directly to the plastic flap.

Let us know how it turns out.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1233777 posted 11/25/16 08:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I've been getting by with some tape for a few years but it didn't like the cold weather this year. I'll have to try the adhesive onto the foam.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1233788 posted 11/26/16 08:58 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
3m has fabric adhesive spray you can purchase at home depot or Lowe's.

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