Uhaul Ceiling Carpet Question - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-26-2014, 03:43 PM   #1
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Uhaul Ceiling Carpet Question

Hello All,

I need to remove the strip that is on the ceiling of my Uhaul RV. What is the best way to remove the remaining glue that is almost for certain going to be left over when done.

I am going to replace the carpet with new after I take it off and get it in cleaned.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks!

Jeff
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Old 07-26-2014, 03:50 PM   #2
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I used a paint scraper to get what was loose. Whoever did the carpet install on our Uhaul was sloppy with the glue and had some outside of the carpet area. I used brake clean and a rag to get that off, I use brake clean for everything, it kills bees good too. Anyway I wouldn't worry about getting all the old glue off, just the stuff that scrapes off easy. For carpet I found both Lowes and Home Depot had a light weight carpet made from plastic bottles, 6 X 8' or something like that. I put it up with contact cement applied with a 4" roller and disposable brush.
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Old 07-26-2014, 03:55 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply. I will look for the brake clean at our local auto parts store!
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Old 07-26-2014, 04:51 PM   #4
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Just be careful with that brake clean, it will affect some plastics and soften some paint but doesn't seem to bother the fiberglass gel coat. Cheapest place I've found is Walmart in an off brand. Like I said, just get the loose stuff off with scraper and wire brush because it will take forever to get it all off and it really isn't necessary. We seamed the new carpet at the roof vent. Below our front window was an area where the inner and outer shells weren't matched up good, quite a ridge there so I smoothed it out with Bondo before installing the carpet.
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