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The ceiling cloth is hanging..the glue is off...wht can i we get new cloth for the ceiling

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Headliners are NOT easy to redo and normally take a pro to make them look right. But, if your not 100% concerned about how it looks and you think you have the time and patience to give it a shot, your local parts store should have some glue and a roller you could try.

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They have spray glue at fabric stores you can use, easier that reg glue to use

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