Cant afford $300-$500 for hardtop headliners? Make it yourself!

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There are several headliner kits for the JL on Ebay that cost about $80.00. Has anyone tried one of those?
Those things look like floppy blankets. Not impressed for $100.
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Nice video. I'm looking forward to seeing how the back part turns out if/when you decide to do ti.
 

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Are you going to to the rest of the roof? If so let us know the total cost of materials for the whole thing and also how many hours of labor you invest all told.

Looks great so far and there’s a certain satisfaction in doing I job yourself for a lot of us.
 

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@Gibbage Nice job on your video, and on the headliners!
Thanks for sharing.
 

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What's Next ! You said "save $1thousand", don't keep me in Suspense ! Nice job, like the co!or change too
 

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Nicely done. Can't wait to see the follow-on video.
 

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Nice job. I did this years ago when I had a hardtop on the JK. I did the entire inside of the top using rigid foam board insulation with a silver/foil backing that I picked up from Home Depot.
A 4x8ft sheet is pretty inexpensive, $15-$20. The stuff I used was much thicker than the OP used, maybe .5” . It filled the recess in the top up nicely and was easy to hang as well because it was extremely lightweight.

When I did the back portion though, the piece that fit over the sound bar on one side, I had to trim out the area that covered the satellite antenna or I had to relocated it. I just trimmed around it, because it was so easy to cut.
 

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I'm curious whether headlines actually do anything to cut down on noise or help insulate.
 

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I'm curious whether headlines actually do anything to cut down on noise or help insulate.
When I did mine, I used the stuff mentioned in my earlier post from Home Depot. it looked great when finished but if anything it was very minimal at cutting noise from the highway. You wouldn’t get the heat coming off the hardtop right above your head during mid summer when it’s hot out but as far as keeping the Jeep cool out in the sun, no, again very minimal.
 
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