Twiliger
So, years ago I had a spankin' brand new headliner installed in my 73 Super.  Looked great for 10 years or so, But now there's a brownish yellow stain coming through from the underside.  I believe he used some sort of glue that has darkened over the years.  It will not clean off. My idea is to paint it with a Vinyl/ Fabric Specialty coating.  It is flexible and says ideal for Dash boards door panes, seats and carpet.
It is in a spray can.  I'm not thrilled about having to take the seats out and taping everything up.
Has anyone out there done anything similar?  I wonder if I can somehow spray the paint into something and use a brush?  I'm going to see if this product comes in in a non spray can.  I will post photos before and after.  Like to hear your thoughts.  Thanks.
I've added a photo. Headliner.jpg 
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ninetoes
Twiliger wrote:
So, years ago I had a spankin' brand new headliner installed in my 73 Super.  Looked great for 10 years or so, But now there's a brownish yellow stain coming through from the underside.  I believe he used some sort of glue that has darkened over the years.  It will not clean off. My idea is to paint it with a Vinyl/ Fabric Specialty coating.  It is flexible and says ideal for Dash boards door panes, seats and carpet.
It is in a spray can.  I'm not thrilled about having to take the seats out and taping everything up.
Has anyone out there done anything similar?  I wonder if I can somehow spray the paint into something and use a brush?  I'm going to see if this product comes in in a non spray can.  I will post photos before and after.  Like to hear your thoughts.  Thanks. 


whichever route you decide to take, spray or brush, there's something else to consider: the stain is likely to bleed through whatever paint you choose unless you block the stain first.  and since you don;t know if another stain may appear elsewhere on the headliner, you're probably going to have to block the whole headliner.

if it were wood,or drywall I'd use a product like Binz or Kilz.  I don't know if there are comparable products for vinyl



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Twiliger
I think the bleeding through process is over after all these years.  I sent an email to the manufacturer, Dupli- Color to see if it is available in a non aerosol.
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drikson
You can use lighter fluid, but try it on an inconspicuous area first.
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