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What is shell fabric?


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2014-09-17 18:20:02
2014-09-17 18:20:02

Shell fabric is the outer layer of an insulated item of clothing. It is ideal for outdoor wear as shell fabric is generally windproof and waterproof.

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The headliner usually sags because the foam layer between the fabric and the hard shell has deteriorated and allowed the fabric to separate and droop. Unfortunately, the fabric cannot be re-glued to the shell, because the crumbly foam just will not hold the weight of the fabric. You need to remove the shell, scrape off all the old foam, and glue a new piece of headliner fabric onto the whole shell. Headliner fabric can be found in many fabric stores, it is fabric and foam glued together. If you are going to attempt this repair at home, make sure the glue you choose will stand up to the high temperature generated by sitting out in the summer sun.

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The headliner is made from a thin knit fabric bonded to a layer of polyfoam which is glued to a hard shell. Over the years, the foam deteriorates and the fabric drops away from the shell. You cannot reattach the fabric because the foam will no longer hold it. You must remove all the old fabric, scrape off all the remaining foam and glue a new piece of headliner fabric to the hard shell beneath. Headliner fabric can be found at large fabric shops like Jo-Ann Fabrics, or from auto upholstery shops.

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The headliner is made from a thin knit fabric bonded to a layer of polyfoam which is glued to a hard shell. Over the years, the foam deteriorates and the fabric drops away from the shell. You cannot reattach the fabric because the foam will no longer hold it. You must remove all the old fabric, scrape off all the remaining foam and glue a new piece of headliner fabric to the hard shell beneath. Headliner fabric can be found at large fabric shops like Jo-Ann Fabrics, or from auto upholstery shops.

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The headliner usually sags because the foam layer between the fabric and the hard shell has deteriorated and allowed the fabric to separate and droop. Unfortunately, the fabric cannot be re-glued to the shell, because the crumbly foam just will not hold the weight of the fabric. You need to remove the shell, scrape off all the old foam, and glue a new piece of headliner fabric onto the whole shell. Headliner fabric can be found in many fabric stores, it is fabric and foam glued together. If you are going to attempt this repair at home, make sure the glue you choose will stand up to the high temperature generated by sitting out in the summer sun.

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It is a thin knit fabric bonded to a layer of polyfoam. You cannot replace just the fabric, you must remove all the old fabric, scrape off all the remaining foam and glue a new piece of headliner fabric to the hard shell beneath.


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