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Any idea on how to get rid of or hide water stains on the headliner on 85 Sunrader? Can it be painted, if so with what kind of paint? Also whats a replacement for the god awful ugly shag carpet around the door and round the back of the cab? Is vinyl flooring better than laminate for the replacement of the shag on the floor?

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Hey there sonny, there are stain blocker primer paints. one brand is KILZ and another is BIN. I have used kilz many times with great results. hope this helps. joe from dover.

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Kilz is certainly a well known stain-blocking primer. I know nothing about the material of a Sunrader's headliner or how Kilz might work on it. My 1st thought when I read your plight was to suggest using a 'Fabric/Vinyl dye', but again, I've no idea how it would work in your Sunrader's case, with or without Kilz.

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Painting on fabric can be done but it often means you still have stains, just a different color. Best case is to replace the headliner. Headliner is also a good material to replace the old shag in the back wall too. Under that carpet is the raw fiberglass and no insulation. Headliner has a foam backing that will give you some needed insulation. They make special spray glue just for headliner. Practice on something else first. Cover everything it might come in contact with.

Linda S

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I guess if the headliner is in otherwise good condition, it wouldn't hurt to experiment before replacing. :)

https://duplicolor.com/product/vinyl-and-fabric-coating

Probably the darker colors would hide the stains better, at the expense of ...

But maybe spraying it all darker (as a 'primer') to even things out followed by a lighter color might work.

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Try using an Oxiclean mix to remove the stain instead of covering it up with paint.

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there is an all natural enzymatic mold and mildew remover sold at costco in blue jugs that look like wiper fluid. super cheap and it literally erases the stain magically; just keep it wet for a couple treatments and boom stains be gone.

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