Sign in to follow this  
Guest Anonymous

what GLUE is used for carpets?

8 posts in this topic Last Reply

Recommended Posts

Guest Anonymous

I'm attempting to install a new set of carpets in my 74tii. The old ones are GLUED in. What kind of glue is that??? Should I glue the padding and then glue the carpets over that??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Anonymous

fae043db.jpg

URL: http://www.zeebuck.com/02bc/index.htm

Use a good contact cement. Preferrably, you will have a pressurised glue pot that will spray the glue, but in the likely event that you don't, get the widest brush you can find, and use that. And yes, glue the underlay in, and then glue the carpet to that.

I use a cement called TACC 270. Might be available from a textiles supplier, or a marine shop.

Al

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Anonymous

Any auto upholestery supply shop carries different glues. I used snaps instead as most of the glues are vey permanent........

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Anonymous

Thanks. Al. I thought it might be contact cement BUT I wasn't sure.

I'll get the glue today and go back at it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Anonymous

lay on top....has worked for me.

John

'72tii "Hugo"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Anonymous

Definitely pull the old carpet up--you'll have tight clearance on the right side of the gas pedal if you go over the old carpet if you dont.

There are a variety of good adhesives out there. On that I like for carpets is 3M Super trim adhesive. It works well but will also allow future removal of the carpet without tearing it. The key is to apply some to the carpet and where it is getting glued...then let it sit for a few minutes. Its basically sprayable contact cement so letting it set up for a few minutes is key. Then place your carpet where you want.

One tip to getting the corners tight is to use the handle of a small screwdriver to push it into place...

BTW, the 3M Super trim adhesive is available through most auto parts stores.

Matt McGinn

SportsCar Restoration

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Anonymous

for this situation. Spray on, gets tacky but not permanent ...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this