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Old 08-22-2013, 01:29 PM   #1
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Replacing old carpet on interior walls & ceiling

Hi all.

I'm planning to replace the musty, moldy old deep-pile carpet that covered most of the ceiling and walls in my fiberglass Cabana trailer. Most of the old carpeting is out but there are remnants of the pad, glue, etc. still present on the rough fiberglass interior. I also have to temporarily remove the window frames, cabinets, etc. to remove some more carpet pieces.

My questions are: Is there a safe substance for removing the old glue, backing, etc. but that won't harm the fiberglass?

What would anyone recommend to replace the carpet? Money is a concern. How about automotive carpeting since it doesn't have a backing?

What would be some adhesive choices for the new covering?

Thanks.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:57 PM   #2
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Hi John, to FiberglassRV, we're glad you're here

I'm not familiar with the Cabana brand. Does it look like this?
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There are several solutions... personally, I like this one. It solves the insulation issue and it's colorful! Guess what I'm using for insulation!
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:07 PM   #3
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Thanks Donna. Yes, that is actually my Cabana. I purchased it in Oregon. Like you, I had never heard of them before. I've only been able to find a bit of information about them. Most Cabanas out there seem to be the motor homes.
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Cool beans! Be sure to post lots of pictures John. Yours is the first here (if my rememberer is right).
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Welcome to the Forum John.
That is really neat. Looking forward to your pics and progress.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:54 PM   #6
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John I just replaced all the liner in my Cloud. To strip paint and other junk I used a "stripping wheel" It looks sort of like a coarse sponge dipped in brown paint. Wear a mask and be careful to not eat away too much fg. I replaced it with a foam-backed headliner material that looks good and was a snap to install w/ 3M spray headliner & fabric adhesive. Headliner comes in many colors but gray & black is available at most big fabric stores.
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:53 PM   #7
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'll let you all know how it goes.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'll let you all know how it goes.
Please do John. And post pics (good and bad) as you go along. You've got a really unique trailer here on FiberglassRV and we're pulling for you
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