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Old 04-30-2013, 12:30 PM   #121
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Why does the hardtop have to be taken off to install the Boom Mats and not the Hotheads? Either way, I need to get a lighter color.
Could be with the way they are installed, or the weight of the product (as the glue cures). But not having to take to top off was a big plus for me.

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Old 04-30-2013, 03:35 PM   #122
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So worth the money? I'm leaning towards the Hotheads. Just waiting for another special to go on.

I like them because they seem to blend in better than the other headliners I seen. The other seem more bulky.
Most definitely worth the money! Traditionally Ambrose (hot heads) has memorial/labor day weekend sales. ..Coming up!

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Old 04-30-2013, 03:46 PM   #123
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i just ordered Hot Heads today. Cant wait to install. I would do a write up but it is really only Velcro.
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:09 PM   #124
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Ordered mine too. I was considering the Booms but that hardtop is staying on forever.
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:24 PM   #125
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I love my hotheads. Def. makes a difference in noise during highway driving. My only gripe is that the freedom panel scctions keep falling off. Once a week I've gotta stick them back up there.
Same here. Love mine but EVERY panel has pulled away and has fallen down. Seems the 3M tape isn't adhering properly and yes, the surfaces were prepped with acetone.

Almost at the point of pulling them off and throwing them in the trash.
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:33 PM   #126
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Expensive product- call them. It's a small business and they will do what it takes to fix things. Don't just toss it.
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:39 PM   #127
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Same here. Love mine but EVERY panel has pulled away and has fallen down. Seems the 3M tape isn't adhering properly and yes, the surfaces were prepped with acetone.

Almost at the point of pulling them off and throwing them in the trash.
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I'm sorry to hear about your headliner panels coming down. If you contact me I will take care of the issue to your satisfaction.

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Old 04-30-2013, 06:37 PM   #128
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Here's a pic of our Boom Mats that we installed this afternoon. It was a convenient time to install them, since I removed the hard top for the first time yesterday when the outdoor temp finally climbed into the 80s. You can get them in white, black or gray.

The instructions say to remove the hard top and invert it, which my wife and I did rather easily. They say to let it cure for at least 25 minutes before reinstalling. I'm probably going to leave it upside down overnight.

Some people have said that they are going with the Hothead brand because they don't want to remove the top. It's interesting that several people who have them in this thread say that their headliner is coming off.

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It would take serious effort to get my 3m (non Velcro) hot head headliners to come off. I've had zero issues.
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are the Boom Mats white? are they all white?
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:27 PM   #131
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Installed my hotheads a week ago, love them! Cleaned well with acetone and no issues so far.

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are the Boom Mats white? are they all white?
Three colors available.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:11 PM   #133
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You should contract hot heads, they will send you new adhesive I'd bet. Just make sure you prep the surface before you put then back on, that's extremely important!
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yeah I've been meaning to call them. I cleaned it with acetone like they suggest when I first installed them three weeks ago. The rest of the panels stick great. Just having issues with the front two. Still a great product anyways.
I had some of the 3M adhesive strips lose their grip so the HotHead liners sagged in places even though I had cleaned with naphtha then denatured alcohol and waited for a good warm spell before I put them on.

I called HotHeads about it and they shipped a new set at no charge.... no hassles at all, just GREAT customer service!

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Old 05-01-2013, 12:20 AM   #134
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I wonder if you can install the Hot Head Liners OVER the Boom Mats? Overkill?
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I wonder if you can install the Hot Head Liners OVER the Boom Mats? Overkill?
No and it would look goofy.
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I purchased hot headliners not even a month ago and I too have notice even with proper cleaning that the liners on the freedom panels are coming down!

Haven't really checked back and middle but guessing they maybe as well??!!
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I purchased hot headliners not even a month ago and I too have notice even with proper cleaning that the liners on the freedom panels are coming down!

Haven't really checked back and middle but guessing they maybe as well??!!
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I'm sorry about your freedom panels coming down, but please know that we have 1000s of these kits sold and less than 1% of them ever has an issue. I guess it's inevitable that with a self installed product like this that there will always be some issues. I can't control that. What I can control is how I respond to the issues which is I always fix them to the customers satisfaction.
Please call me at your convenience and we will decide how you would like to proceed. Also, please check your mid and rear panel before you call me.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:50 AM   #138
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I wonder which company makes the mopar headliners?
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Thanks mark

Still and always a great product I just experience a minor issue with mine. I just spoke to mark via phone, what a great quality product backed by a truly honest owner!!

Can't go wrong with HOT HEADLINERS!!
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I had some of the 3M adhesive strips lose their grip so the HotHead liners sagged in places even though I had cleaned with naphtha then denatured alcohol and waited for a good warm spell before I put them on.

I called HotHeads about it and they shipped a new set at no charge.... no hassles at all, just GREAT customer service!

No problems since!
Bill, did you determine why the liners sagged?
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Just ordered hot heads for my JKUR. I had a few questions so I talked to Mark . Fantastic customer service!!!! He needs to teach customer service to the rest of the retail world....
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I bought a set of Insul-Liners for my 4-Dr over a year ago. Living in Central Texas, we get lots of days over 100F in the summer. With a black hardtop, the A/C couldn't keep up. The Insul-Liners made a huge difference. I can't compare them to the HotHeads, but these are thick, dense foam and I've never had any issues with the adhesive releasing. Not cheap, though, but the fit and finish is top notch.
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I'm sorry about your freedom panels coming down, but please know that we have 1000s of these kits sold and less than 1% of them ever has an issue. I guess it's inevitable that with a self installed product like this that there will always be some issues. I can't control that. What I can control is how I respond to the issues which is I always fix them to the customers satisfaction.
Please call me at your convenience and we will decide how you would like to proceed. Also, please check your mid and rear panel before you call me.
That is my cell. Feel free to call anytime.

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Old 05-01-2013, 12:56 PM   #144
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All I can say is Mark has excellent customer service. Hothead headliners all the way.
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I have not had any problems with mine sagging, but I almost wish I did.

I "will" have a problem soon. I should have ordered velcro.

There is a hairline crack on my passanger side freedom panel near the black lever where you cinch it down. At somepoint, I'm going to have to get that fixed (when my soft top is on, I'll drop it off at the dealer)....but that means the headliner is probably going to have to come off...and it is up there good.
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Installed my Hotheads about 2 weeks ago. They look factory. VERY well made. That being said, I too, had a couple issues with the adhesive. This may have been user error at time of install, or heat, as its pretty warm out here. Mark was VERY fast at sending out replacement adhesive, and I reinstalled it today on the parts that were of issue. Things to note:
#1. CLEAN the surface very well. Some release agent can still be present on the fiberglass, and that can affect how well the headliners adhere to the top. Windex/glass cleaner is a no no. So is Alcohol.
#2. Marks customer service is top notch!
#3. Since the install, There is no more "boomy-ness" to the top, when driving down the freeway, or other roads, such as lightly rutted fire roads.
#4. Since I had to re do some adhesive, I decided to take my IR thermo with me and check some things. I removed a panel, and took a thermo reading, and it was 157.8* on the inside/backside of the top. I took another read of a panel still installed, and it was 94*. Outside temp was also 94*. So.....these do as advertised!

Thanks, Mark, for a great product!!
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Bill, did you determine why the liners sagged?
Yup. A few of the adhesive strips didn't adhere to the hard top. I had cleaned the surfaces thoroughly and applied during a warm spell. So, I guess it was just a bad roll of 3M tape? Stuff happens. It certainly wasn't Ambose Upholstery's fault. But. boy did they step up to the plate. Great business/customer service attitude. Loved dealing with Mark!

Replacements are holding just fine!

If I bought another hardtop Jeep, I'd be ordering a complete set of HotHeads from Mark immediately!
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Yup. A few of the adhesive strips didn't adhere to the hard top. I had cleaned the surfaces thoroughly and applied during a warm spell. So, I guess it was just a bad roll of 3M tape? Stuff happens. It certainly wasn't Ambose Upholstery's fault. But. boy did they step up to the plate. Great business/customer service attitude. Loved dealing with Mark!

Replacements are holding just fine!

If I bought another hardtop Jeep, I'd be ordering a complete set of HotHeads from Mark immediately!
Ok, thanks Bill.
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Those Insul-Liners look amazing. I'd bet they insulate better than anything. Expensive indeed.

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I bought a set of Insul-Liners for my 4-Dr over a year ago. Living in Central Texas, we get lots of days over 100F in the summer. With a black hardtop, the A/C couldn't keep up. The Insul-Liners made a huge difference. I can't compare them to the HotHeads, but these are thick, dense foam and I've never had any issues with the adhesive releasing. Not cheap, though, but the fit and finish is top notch.
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Just installed hot heads and they look fantastic and fit perfect ... I can tell the difference in sound on the inside just by shutting the door.. It's nice to buy a mod and not have to mod the mod ... Lol

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