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Old 04-01-2019, 02:52 PM   #1
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Creative Alternatives to State Room Headliner

Hi Everyone!
1983 Bayliner Explorer 3270 here!
I ripped out my state room's headliner at the end of last season due to water damage (since sealed) and general lack of care and maintenance. I'm down to the fiberglass, but the angles and curves of this area give me a headache when I start to consider a headliner installation.
What are some interesting alternatives to classic vinyl/carpet headliners that are not only suitable for bends, curves, corners and tight spaces, but also can be done yourself? I'm not concerned with noise or insulation - more just general aesthetic and ease of clean.
Thank you everyone!

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Old 04-01-2019, 07:55 PM   #2
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A few pictures would be helpful.

I've always liked Formica as a ceiling surface. It's lite, flexible, and easy to attach with construction adhesive or screws. Seams can be covered 1 x 1/4" stained wood strips. Lots of colors and patterns to choose from. Also easy to clean. Another choice could be 4 x 8' sheets of bathroom tub and shower panels. They are very thin, flexible, cheaper, and available at the big box hardware stores.


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Mr. AB. Welcome aboard! Indeed, a few pictures would be helpful. IF you still have the battens in the overhead, classic vinyl is really not that hard to do. Perhaps some sort of spray on coating...

Another thought...outside the box...
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Old 04-02-2019, 06:42 AM   #4
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If the rib depth is at least an inch and trim battens are fitted sound absorbing , and fiberglass insulation is very east to fit . No overhead weight

The insulation comes 2ft x 4ft and is easily cut with household scissors.

Wallmart can order it delivered to you.

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Originally Posted by O C Diver View Post
I've always liked Formica as a ceiling surface.
I like this as well. It's sturdy, cleans easily, and looks good with the right attention paid to the trim battens.

There are also sheets of FRP that would be similar to Formica, but with fewer color and surface finish choices.
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