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Old    Swatguy (xstarrider)      Join Date: Jun 2007       09-30-2007, 8:40 AM Reply   
Well i am going to be tidying up my 2000 X-Star a bit this fall..... was looking for some advice.


My carpet in the engine area is coming unglued and kind of peeling away. I put some 3M spray adhesive on there and it worked for about a month. Anybody got some ideas on what to use to keep that up there.
Old    Jeff Carlson (charger500se)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-30-2007, 8:57 AM Reply   
I have some carpet in my boat that needs to be re-glued and I was told to use this stuff. I haven't done it yet so I am not sure how good it actually is.

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Old    Art (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       09-30-2007, 11:04 AM Reply   
The trick to glue is to make sure the surfaces are prepared. Clean off old glue, dust and dirt. Then abrade the surfaces a bit and wipe them with alcohol. That helps any adhesive.
Old    Jon (jon4pres)      Join Date: May 2004       10-01-2007, 8:51 AM Reply   
I used Home Depot outdoor carpet glue.
It went on easy with a trowl and I am sure it will last for a long time.
Old    J.R. (unclej)      Join Date: Nov 2006       10-03-2007, 1:36 PM Reply   
I used this stuff when I re carpeted my 89 TriStar last winter. It's held up really well over the course of this summer. The key, like mentioned before, is to prep the area correctly before using any type of adhesive.

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Old    T-Bag (nasty530)      Join Date: Aug 2007       10-03-2007, 2:02 PM Reply   
How about contact adhesive?
Old    Art (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       10-03-2007, 2:10 PM Reply   
Contact adhesive is fine if it is waterproof. Water is a universal solvent for adhesives. Some are just less affected than others. When you know it's going to spend time wet you've got to use something better than average.
Old    Swatguy (xstarrider)      Join Date: Jun 2007       10-03-2007, 9:26 PM Reply   
thanks for the reply guys. USed the carpet glue we will c How it holds up. That crap drips everywhere when trying to glue it to the top and around corners. Good thing I put towels down because I already knew I was going to spill :-)
Old    Kevin (deltaboy)      Join Date: Jan 2007       10-03-2007, 10:09 PM Reply   
I used the same glue to lay marine grade carpet on our garage floor and we hose it out every other month and two years latter its still sticken like new.

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