This is not exactly on the topic of "home", but it covers the "repair"
part. I have an older Chevy station wagon. I've owned it for years,
and it runs well. The problem is that the headliner was constantly
falling down. I've fixed it at least once a week for the past few
years, and I finally had enough of it falling on my head and blocking
my view to the rear. Today I ripped it out completely. Last week I
removed the cloth. I planned to only remove the cloth and leave the
foam base, but that foam was covered with a brown sticky material that
continued to fall and make a big mess on everything. After a drive,
my clothing would be covered with this filth. So, I just removed
everything right down the bare metal. Aside from the dome lights
falling down (which I screwed to the roof braces), everything went
well, and I cant say that the bare ceiling is really ugly. It's
painted and looks much better than that damn rag ceiling hanging all
the time. The only other problem was the wires going to the dome
lights hung down, but duct tape fixed that.
Here's the only remaining problem. The chrome roof trim was put on
with sheet metal screws. The points of these screws are sticking out
of the tin, above the rear seat. I dont want someone to scrape their
head on these sharp screws. What can I put over them so they are not
Yeah, I thought of small blocks of wood.
I also thought of a blob of silicone on each screw, but that would
likely drip off before drying.
I'm looking more for something like CAP NUTS, which are made for
bolts, but not for sheet metal screws (as far as I know). Does anyone
have any suggestions or ideas?