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mattgettel 02-14-2013 7:18 AM

How to Glue Carpet...
The center rear section on my Malibu VLS, aluminum honeycomb construction, caved in and is now junk. I have a new piece of Hi-Density Polyethylene. It measures about 28"x57". It also has a hole in it for the table stand. I have the carpet off the old piece. It removed nicely and is ready to go back on the polyethylene. I have my spray adhesive that I know will work. What I dont know is the best way to go about gluing it down. Should I start at one end and work to the other? Or should I start at the hole and work out? Any help will be very much appreciated.

williamburell 02-14-2013 7:24 AM

I've only done this once so might not be the best advice but worked for me. I laid the carpet over the panel and folded it over the edges (without adhesive) and marked down the edges with a piece of chalk. That set a line for me to know if it was going down jacked up. Applied adhesive, started at one end, and rolled it out watching the marked edges.

grant_west 02-14-2013 7:59 AM

Carpet spray glue is pretty forgiving. It's not like contact cement where if you get it off center u can't re position. But you sometime run the risk when you pull it back up you can run a thread. Williams advise is good. Spray both the carpet and the part your glueing to. The glue takes a few mins to become sticky the longer you wait the more sticky it becomes so if your UN sure position the carpet before the glue gets sticky and you will be good to go

mattgettel 02-14-2013 8:10 AM

Thanks guys. I did a fair amount of research and found some pretty slow setting glue. According to the label and what other poeple have reported I will have about 20 minutes from initial spray till it sets up. Thanks guys.

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