DIY Headliner and DIY Sound Murderers - Under $100

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I've been looking all over for a post about DIY headliners that actually explains it well. THANK YOUU
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@Sector281411 Thanks for sharing. Any advise on method to template out the base shape of the headliner pieces? Or is there a template that can be purchased?
 

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... the Hotheads bug me that you have to sand the top. Doesn't sound like much fun honestly...
Just Installed the HotHeads headliner. I had a ton of noico mat lying around my garage, so I made my own "sound assassin" strips. Aside from cutting the strips the entire install was less than three hours.

Easy peasy. Follow Mark's video. Wipe down with acetone. LIGHTLY sand / scuff, blow the Jeep out with compressed air, wipe down again with acetone. Stick up the headliner.

Yes, these are not cheap, but you CAN tell the quality from the fit to using radiant barrier, these really are a great product. (No, I was not given this, but I did use the holiday sale 👍)
 
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Mega Props to Sector281411 for this great idea and project plan!!
I followed this for my own hardtop, starting with the front removable panels first.
Finished and installed them last night and they look great!
Can't say for sure yet how much road noise it dampens, but the interior is much less harsh sounding and more "soft sounding" just sitting and talking at idle or in off mode.
And I expect a quieter environment during a hard rain.

I made a couple of my own modifications:
- I used double strips of the mastic deadener strips since they fit down into the troughs of the top panels.
- I used 3/4" foil backed foam board from Menards - used about 1/4th of the sheet for both removable panels. $18 for the full 4x8 sheet!
- I made great use of my bench-top belt sander to smooth the foam edges, and then to create an angle at the edges to make a better fit into the tapered insets of the panels.
- I was very nervous about the folding and tucking steps of the headliner material around the foam panels. Thought I'd have a tougher time getting the wrap-around more smooth on the back sides. But it really was a moot point, since you really can't see any of that ugliness from the show side, and the edges still look crisp and smooth. (No one will ever know!)
The whole operation went quicker and smoother than I was expecting.
I'll probably wait for the spring to remove the main top and complete the headliners for the rear areas. It will be much easier to do with the top off and flipped over.
Thanks again for the great sharing of ideas on this Forum!!

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Mega Props to Sector281411 for this great idea and project plan!!
I followed this for my own hardtop, starting with the front removable panels first.
Finished and installed them last night and they look great!
Can't say for sure yet how much road noise it dampens, but the interior is much less harsh sounding and more "soft sounding" just sitting and talking at idle or in off mode.
And I expect a quieter environment during a hard rain.

I made a couple of my own modifications:
- I used double strips of the mastic deadener strips since they fit down into the troughs of the top panels.
- I used 3/4" foil backed foam board from Menards - used about 1/4th of the sheet for both removable panels. $18 for the full 4x8 sheet!
- I made great use of my bench-top belt sander to smooth the foam edges, and then to create an angle at the edges to make a better fit into the tapered insets of the panels.
- I was very nervous about the folding and tucking steps of the headliner material around the foam panels. Thought I'd have a tougher time getting the wrap-around more smooth on the back sides. But it really was a moot point, since you really can't see any of that ugliness from the show side, and the edges still look crisp and smooth. (No one will ever know!)
The whole operation went quicker and smoother than I was expecting.
I'll probably wait for the spring to remove the main top and complete the headliners for the rear areas. It will be much easier to do with the top off and flipped over.
Thanks again for the great sharing of ideas on this Forum!!

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Any noticeable difference in cabin temperature? Living in frigid winter county I am looking to do this to my JT if it helps with keeping heat in
 

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great job but is that the TARDIS in your garage?!
 

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Any noticeable difference in cabin temperature? Living in frigid winter county I am looking to do this to my JT if it helps with keeping heat in
Hasn't been all that cold yet here in Michigan.
But I will say that it just "seems" warmer and quieter. The soft material above your head gives a "cozier" environment feel.
 
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