2015 Prius Two - Stock Headliner Insulation?

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  1. framistat

    framistat Junior Member

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    This is a continuation of this post re headliner mouse damage. I had requested that the headliner be replaced, instead the dealer removed and "sanitized" it with alcohol and ozoned it, then (it seemed) saturated the interior with some sort of deodorizer. It reeked. I got rid of most of that with Biocide Auto Shocker, chlorine dioxide gas, highly recommended.

    Today I happened to be driving in the rain - those large raindrops - the noise on the roof of the car was incredibly loud. I'd also been noticing that when the car is parked in the sun, an unusual amount of heat radiates into the interior from the roof.

    Obviously the insulation pads on the underside were mouse damaged, removed and not replaced, most likely because they do not have part numbers separate from the headliner. Could someone please verify that, and does anyone have a photo of the insulation on the underside of the stock headliner? I searched here, no good photos, broken links, and the drawing in the headliner removal pdf isn't clear.
     
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    No photos, but if I remember right from the one time I dropped my headliner there is supposed to be 3M Thinsulate on the backside. You can buy that direct from 3M, I believe, but I don't know offhand at what kind of price.

    The reason i had the headliner down was to add some vibration damper to the roof panel and extra jute insulation. Between that and a chrome wrap on the outside of the roof, it stays pretty cool in there even parked outside in direct sun, and rain on the roof makes a satisfying, damped sound like a movie-gun silencer rather than the annoying "ping" you get on an undamped panel.
     
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  3. framistat

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    I think I found the part numbers here. I've had cervical spine surgery; it would not be comfortable for me to try to remove the headliner myself. The dealer should make this right.
     
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    I'd be interested in a photo of the roof wrap... was that 3M vinyl chrome? did you do that yourself? and yes, I do miss the handbrake. Did a few turns as navigator running an original Mini on some rallies with the U of Buffalo club, the radiator leaked so had to stuff snow in it a couple of times. Nothing like hanging on while careening down dirt logging roads in the snow at night... or skipping a stage check-in because there's a local getting out of his pickup with a shotgun... :eek:
     
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    You can see some of it here:

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    It's just cheap wrap from Amazon. I bought a small piece of white and a piece of chrome and stuck them to cardboard boxes, then stuck thermometers inside and left them both out in the sun. Chrome stayed cooler, so I got a bigger roll and did the roof. We'll see how it holds up; it's fine so far after more than a year parking outside.
     
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