View Full Version : Re-gluing carpet on cockpit sidewalls
10-13-2011, 01:36 PM
I have a 1999 Sportstar OB (X-5). Was out last weekend and noticed that the carpet which goes up the side of the hull around midship had come unglued or unnattached from the hull and was slouching down. What is the best way of reattaching this. i think it glues directly to the hull so i don't want to use anything that could either damage the hull or make eventual replacement harder.
10-13-2011, 03:58 PM
Go to napa or autozone and get the headliner/carpet spray adhesive...spray both sides (bottom of rug/inside of cockpit) let dry till tacky...press together and forget it.
10-13-2011, 06:41 PM
10-13-2011, 07:47 PM
I did kind of a step-by-step here a couple years ago:
10-13-2011, 09:14 PM
Spray-in glue would not be my choice. Buy a pint of carpet glue that is made for this type of a more permanent application. Apply it on with a brush right against the hull, after sanding off the old (exposed) glue. Do it right.
10-13-2011, 11:20 PM
works for me... don't go too thick with the glue...
10-14-2011, 11:20 AM
I reglued a few spots on my 205 this year. I used 3M contact cement from Homedepot. It was in the quart can and I brushed it on. Buy a few crappy brushes to apply it with, and don't use the foam brushes because they will melt.
I did the back on the engine cover where everyone rests their feet when sitting in the back seat. I haven't had any problems since.
10-15-2011, 12:23 PM
I have some spots that are rippling where I spilled some trans fluid and cleaned up with "purple stuff" degreaser.
I filled a syringe with gorilla glue in the ripples. see pics.
anyone have any thoughts or comments on this
10-15-2011, 09:17 PM
I used straight silicon as per a boat dealer near me. Easy to apply and seems to be holding great.