Carpet Glue?

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by MariettaMike, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. MariettaMike

    MariettaMike Wish'n I was Fish'n!

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    What is the best glue to reglue the ends of the carpet lining in under gunnel rod holders that has curled up after 10+ years?

    Is it easier to replace the carpet with Sea Dek?
     
  2. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    3m Hi-Strength 90...comes in a spray can.

    Warning: you got one shot to lay it where you want it.
     

  3. MariettaMike

    MariettaMike Wish'n I was Fish'n!

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    spray can! sheeesh..

    I guess I could mask the sides of the rod holder, spray the holder all the way to the edge, roll the loose carpet back down, then wedge a piece of a pool noodle or something in there to hold it until it sets, and then pull the masking tape off.

    Thanks Duck.
     
  4. el9surf

    el9surf Well-Known Member

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    Contact cement can be brushed on without creating a mess. Spray can adhesive is a bit scary when you are trying to keep it contained to a certain area. You would have to tape and cover any areas that could get over spray.
     
  5. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    Yep - spray can.

    It is the same glue that is used to put the interior roof liners in cars.

    Listen to el9 - tape and cover up a big area. No need for the noodle. Just hold it for a few minutes and slowly flop into place.
     
  6. Snookdaddy

    Snookdaddy Well-Known Member

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    I used this on carpet under the gunnels of my Challenger.  10 years later and still holding like day one.  This is what HB uses on their gunnel carpet too. Brush it on, let it tack up and press down. Done!

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  7. tomahawk

    tomahawk Well-Known Member

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    The same thing Hydroturf recommends for installing Hydroturf that is purchased without the adhesive backing.
     
  8. el9surf

    el9surf Well-Known Member

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    That's the exact cement I have used in the past, it works well. Just follow the directions and avoid dripping it anywhere you dont want it.
     
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