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What is the best carpet for boats?
- The carpet type best suited for most boats is open weave cut pile. Backing options include woven polypropylene with a gray-tufted backing. Weight will be 12 ounce to 18 ounce. Most carpet is available in widths of 6 feet and 8 feet.
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I do shampoo the carpet twice a year and apply scotchguard. I was beginning to suspect that the scotchguard may be having some sort of chemical reaction with the adhesive, but the can indicates that it is perfectly safe to use on adhesives. Perhaps the Elmers glue stick they used to apply the carpet was just plain junk.
Re: Small area with loose carpet If you have marine carpet, you can cut an X and clean the surface with rubbing alcohol, use 3M Super 90 glue (aresol can) on both surfaces. Roll the carpet back down and you never see where the cuts are.
Finally, take the now finished deck pieces and bolt them back into place on your boat. If you’ve simply cleared out your boat and didn’t remove any deck pieces, this is when you’ll begin to bring all the pieces of your boat that you removed back on board. You have now replaced your boat carpet.
Mine were flaking everywhere and down to the carpet jute in some areas. Used a stiff brush and shop vac and cleaned all of the loose black coating off. Rolled 2 coats of durabak. 3 years later it is still shiny black, flexible and PERFECT. The stuff I used didn't like to get wet. Durh...
Remove the blocks from the carpet and place them aside. Roll both sections of carpet back into place so that they meet at the seam. Hold down the carpet at the seams for about 60 seconds. The pressure from your hands will facilitate a secure bond onto the subfloor.
If the hole is loose put a toothpick (wood) in the hole start the snap screw break the pick off flush with the fiberglass and tighten the screw. Click to expand... I don't think that will last. If you can, and the existing hole is bad, you can mix some epoxy fill the hole, let set up, then re-drill and reset.
Pull away any fibers completely loose from the carpet backing. Clean the carpet and allow it to thoroughly dry before applying the glue. This is especially important if the fraying was caused by pet actions which may also carry moisture and dirt into the carpet. Apply the hot glue and press the fibers into position and allow the glue to dry.
If the screw on the button is stripped, you should replace the button/screw. I have found the button/screws and the button that goes on the carpet at my local hardware store or Amazon. I like Kevin's suggestion of that supper glue. As an alternative, I tend to utilize Marine Silicone.