Non-Permanently Painting on your Headliners

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Neither a (hard top) headliner nor a Plasti Dip user, I was wondering about the idea of "spraying on your headliner."

First, I hear that Plasti Dip is relatively removable. I realize this may be a relative term, as in it's "easier to remove than paint," but "you'll be peeling if off if you don't like it for the next five years."

Second, I don't know how well, properly applied, Plasti Dip remains in place and doesn't make you *want* to take it off because it *may* look worn over time.

Third, as a rubber like compound, I don't know if it much would provide the acoustical benefits of a conventional headliner.

Fourth, I recognize this not a cheap nor easy process. First there's the cans of Plasti Dip aerosol, next there's the prep time and masking. Next there's the multiple coats and dry times between. I would imagine no less than 4 or 5 coats at bare minimum applying it sparingly the first few coats. I can't even imagine how many coats might be necessary to give the application some degree of thickness.

Fifth, I don't know how it would look, especially factoring in the cost of goods and your time, and if its relative impermanence is worth it over conventional headliners.

I welcome people thoughts on this.

Thank you.
 

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Putting plasti dip on thick help it both for longevity and for removal. You can alsouse a pressure washer for removal. to get good results i used to use a can per 20 inch wheel on my challenger. The issue is that if anything ur carrying in the back shifts and scrapes it ...it will start peeling off.
 
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Putting plasti dip on thick help it both for longevity and for removal. You can alsouse a pressure washer for removal. to get good results i used to use a can per 20 inch wheel on my challenger. The issue is that if anything ur carrying in the back shifts and scrapes it ...it will start peeling off.
I don't suppose its rubber like consistency might help with sound deadening too...or could I be that lucky?

I'd be cool if something could be applied professional, perhaps with some thickness to it, that can be removed. Thoughts?
 

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It would probably help some if you put it on thick enough. When put on correctly you should have a thickness to that liquid latex people paint themselves with. ...at least at the removal stage.
 

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