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Old 06-25-2018, 10:13 PM
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Prostar bow carpet backing breaking down

Any ideas on replacement for the front bow carpet on my 06 prostar. The carpet is in really good shape. I take it out and clean it often. But the rubber backing on the back is breaking down. When I remove it, it leaves the black rubber residue stuck to the fiberglass.

Thinking maybe somewhere could put an new backing on the carpet piece?





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Old 06-25-2018, 10:23 PM
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I think someone on here tried Flexseal with positive results??????
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Old 06-25-2018, 10:23 PM
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Find someone that did a DIY decadence and see if they have enough scrap?
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Old 06-25-2018, 11:15 PM
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Find someone that did a DIY decadence and see if they have enough scrap?
something that small is an easy job for miners moss (DYI decadence)
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Old 06-26-2018, 02:05 PM
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My carpet is starting to do the same thing. I bought some of the clear flexseal and will be brushing it onto the backs over the black rubber. My father had success doing this with the snap in carpets on the rear deck of his Formula.
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Old 06-27-2018, 12:51 PM
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On my last boat I had the same issue (mine looked a lot worse). I used a rubber carpet backing material. Cleaned the rug and then brushed a few coats on. It worked really well.
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Old 06-28-2018, 09:30 AM
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I like this idea. Any comments on how well/long this holds up? Does it still flake off since the material is still weak? I don't pull my carpet out often, but when I do, it's a mess underneath because of this breakdown. I even have little black flakes around the edges of the carpet. Would love to clear that up this way if it will hold up. I'm just concerned that the flex seal (or similar) would literally seal it then the carpet itself will start to deteriorate because it can't drain out when wet...

And if you want to clean the black stuff easily, TDOT recommended the starbrite deck cleaner (I think that's what it is) and it worked great with no scrubbing. Boom, no more like black flakes or black gunk from the carpet.
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Old 06-28-2018, 12:55 PM
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I did not have it long enough to comment on how well it lasted. I sold the boat the same summer.
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