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Horizonjet

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Installing carpet
« on: January 27, 2013, 09:22:49 pm »
Going to be installing new carpet in week or so as soon as the humidity goes back down. What is a good carpet glue, the Home Depot indoor/outdoor carpet glue or should I spriong for the caarpet glue at West Marine?  Any thoughts or ideas?......
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Re: Installing carpet
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2013, 10:49:52 pm »
Is it a big price difference?
I did it a long time ago and  can't remember what glue I used.
The carpet seemed to hold well for a couple of years until I had my whole interior replaced.
I would think that as long as you clean the floor real good, the HD stuff would be fine.

Just make sure you have plenty of ventilation! :o
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Re: Installing carpet
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2013, 10:51:40 pm »
I would use spray on contact cement
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Re: Installing carpet
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2013, 06:21:34 am »
I would use spray on contact cement
Farmergord,
Are you talking about the type that comes out of a can or spray gun? I tried the can type and it didn't work that well for me.

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I used the home depot type with great results and with their outdoor carpet. I make sure to prep the surface as instructed. I've had inches of rain water in the hull and it not separate.
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Re: Installing carpet
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2013, 07:40:15 am »
I used the Home D indoor/outdoor glue... you have to trowel it on. I went a step further and put marine foam under the carpet.  Make sure to seal your wood first if its going over untreated wood. Works well over fiberglass.

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Re: Installing carpet
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2013, 08:20:23 am »
Farmergord,
Are you talking about the type that comes out of a can or spray gun? I tried the can type and it didn't work that well for me.

Horizonjet
I used the home depot type with great results and with their outdoor carpet. I make sure to prep the surface as instructed. I've had inches of rain water in the hull and it not separate.



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Re: Installing carpet
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2013, 08:25:52 am »
HD glue it is. I got the carpet at HD as well, green in/out carpet.
I think the spray is the 3M stuff and that works well on car headliners but at 15.00 a can for carpet would be pricey will post photos when complete  :)
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Re: Installing carpet
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2013, 08:35:21 am »
I used the West Marine glue for the interior 6 or 7 years ago, holding up great :thumbup: Used HD glue for the trailer bunks, which take alot of abuse, and it is holding up great :thumbup: Big price difference too
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Re: Installing carpet
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2013, 06:50:04 pm »
I used the Home Depot stuff with a trowel over resin sealed wood. I installed it in 2009, still looks like the day I put it in.
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Re: Installing carpet
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2013, 06:55:12 pm »
Green carpet? Like Astro terf?  ???
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Re: Installing carpet
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2013, 07:38:19 pm »
I was going to ask that also 8) green ::)
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Re: Installing carpet
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2013, 08:09:32 pm »
Good I'm not the only one doing carpet... I think I'm going to use some astro turf stuff. And I've been some research and I think the HD glue with work just fine. I am also looking at some indoor/outdoor carpet, but I'm not sure how well it will hold up. With all the water and what not.


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Re: Installing carpet
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2013, 09:42:45 pm »
Not astro turf.. dark green carpet type stuff.  I ain't that red neck.....lol!
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Re: Installing carpet
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2013, 10:41:35 pm »
Good I'm not the only one doing carpet... I think I'm going to use some astro turf stuff. And I've been some research and I think the HD glue with work just fine. I am also looking at some indoor/outdoor carpet, but I'm not sure how well it will hold up. With all the water and what not.


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i used some home depot carpet on mine and well, it was nice and soft the first trip, and then once all the newness wore off, it was hard and scratchy.  tore it all out and did a 20oz from boatcarpet.com

http://www.boatcarpet.com/p-4-classic-20-oz-marine-grade-boat-carpet.aspx

MUUUUUUUCH better. 
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Re: Installing carpet
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2013, 11:29:46 pm »
Action backed marine grade solution died carpet and Chapco trowel on glue with 3/16" notch.

Contact adhesive is very unforgiving and messy in my opinion.

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Re: Installing carpet
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2013, 11:37:17 pm »
Action backed marine grade solution died carpet and Chapco trowel on glue with 3/16" notch.

Contact adhesive is very unforgiving and messy in my opinion.

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Re: Installing carpet
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2013, 11:50:01 am »
then you are using it wrong

Depends on application. One guy working by himself laying 20' of carpet with open bow,  console cut outs, two floor lockers and built in sub boxes...  Vs a closed bow with a fraction of the square footage.




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Re: Installing carpet
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2013, 12:00:23 pm »
i tried contact cement when i put in my stringers and found out that it doesnt adhere to epoxy resin at ALL.  i rolled it out onto my floor and waited for it to tack up and i peeled the whole thing off.  giant waste of time. 

trowel on some marine carpet adhesive.  you can find it on ebay, online, west marine, etc.  should run you $20 for a gallon. 
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Re: Installing carpet
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2013, 07:20:54 pm »
I have the bright blue Home D carpet in mine...its not bad. If you trowel the glue to thick it will bleed through the backing. True marine grade carpet has a solid backing and will not bleed though. Follow directions and once carpets laid let it sit for a few days before walking on it.

 


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