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Old 04-23-2006, 10:27 PM   #1
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How do you make replacement carpet stick to the ceiling of a Uhaul 13 footer until the glue dries, or do you use glue or adhesive at all. We are replacing all carpet with a good marine grade carpet, but don't want to tear down until we know how to put up.

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Old 04-23-2006, 10:31 PM   #2
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3m spray adhesives work very well and quickly. Just a few seconds of pressure will keep it out of gravities hands.

I'll see if I can find the one designed for carpets, but I have held carpets on walls in sound room installations with "3m Foam Fast" . It gets tacky (Well, so do I after a few beers) and sticks great.
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Old 04-23-2006, 10:34 PM   #3
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It gets tacky (Well, so do I after a few beers) ......
So what's different after a few beers??


Ok, I'll go to my room now.
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go to your tent!

Here is the recommended product from 3m

Carpet sticky stuff in a spray can
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Pre-hack there was a post...a prior mod replacing carpet used 2 x 4s on the ceiling and
1 x 4s as braces to hold up the carpet until solidly dry.

The glue that Scamp uses is great to work with. Rolls on with a small touch-up roller, is a little tacky at first so you can reposition.
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Have you considered using contact cement? It's actually a glue. You brush it on both surfaces and let it dry. Then mate the surfaces. Sticks tick tight on contact. Of course you get no chance to reposition it so great care is necessary. Worked for me.
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Old 04-25-2006, 02:07 AM   #7
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Thanks All! Some really good suggestions. Unfortunately, my carpet has been backordered for at least a week, so I would have had nightly visions of very permanently sticky carpet falling on me and gluing me to the floor. LOL. That would have been a bad dream. With the information that you've given me I shouldn't have those kinds of troubles. What started out to be a minor little fix-up has resulted in a major restoration, but it's been great fun. Hope to see you all on the road. Best Regards, Jim and Leslie
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Old 04-25-2006, 08:11 AM   #8
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Jim and Leslie,

We'd love to see photos of your U-Haul restoration!

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