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Old 04-12-2013, 12:26 AM
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Just finished my '88 Tristar closed bow and replaced it bow to stern. I used a piece 8.5' wide by 18' that I split into two halves for the port and starboard pieces. I needed another 8.5 w. by 7' that was cut basically into four pieces for the three center panels and the drivers kick piece. One tip though, I cut the motor box piece, 10" x 13' prior to splitting the main piece in two.
I agree on the glue, buy a gallon of solvent (mineral spirits) and have plenty of rags. I just kept a rag soaked in solvent handy. Also, when wrapping the floor panels on the bottom, I taped off just inside of where carpet ended and then spread glue to the tape. Pull the tape and then fold the carpet over so no glue is left exposed to get onto everything else.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:29 AM
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what kind/brand of glue did you use? Looks like your old carpet wasn't too difficult to pull out and made nice templates.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:33 AM
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I was able to lift the passenger seat base to get that side installed in one piece. The only seam is from the middle of the front panel up the bow along the center and around the lift ring bolt.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:39 AM
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Looks great. Waiting on my carpet to arrive.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:43 AM
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what kind/brand of glue did you use? Looks like your old carpet wasn't too to pull out and made nice templates.
Yes, it came out pretty well, only stuck really bad at a couple of spots in the main walk area. I bought the four gallon bucket from HD as once you have to buy the third single gallon size, the bigger bucket is less costly. I ended up using close to 3 gallons.

I'd be glad to share any other knowledge if anyone has questions.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:46 AM
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:24 PM
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Thanks! I did order extra, just in case....based on measurements, I needed about 21ish feet. I ordered 27'.
OP ken-didn't mean to hijack your thread.
I don't think you could do it with much less than that. Mine took 25' of the roll for a Tristar and I believe the 190's have a longer interior. I think you'll be pleased with the corinthian carpet when you're done. The thickness/stiffness of the carpet makes it a little bit of a challenge to get it to mold the way you want. Get in the sun, it makes it easier.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:46 PM
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OP ken-didn't mean to hijack your thread.
I don't think you could do it with much less than that. Mine took 25' of the roll for a Tristar and I believe the 190's have a longer interior. I think you'll be pleased with the corinthian carpet when you're done. The thickness/stiffness of the carpet makes it a little bit of a challenge to get it to mold the way you want. Get in the sun, it makes it easier.
Hey, no worries! Yours looks great and gives me some encouragement. Thanks for confirming carpet amount. I layed the old carpet out last night looking for best material usage. Ive not actually made any cuts yet. I hope to be installing Saturday.

How much sanding did you do on yours before you started the install?
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:03 PM
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Absolutely no sanding. The carpet in mine appeared to have been laid with a thin coat of spray applied adhesive. I scraped the floor and sides good with a putty knife, then sprayed some goof off type glue remover and scraped some more in order to get all the carpet fibers up. Another light spray and scrubbed it with a rag which got a lot of it off. I did not feel the need to get down to bare fiberglass as it was just going to get another coat of glue. Once you see the adhesive and trowel it on, you'll see what I mean. I just made sure it was smooth, no loose glue, and then vacuumed it thoroughly.. You can see a bit of the reddish glue material left on the sidewall and along the edge of the floor.

One more tip, make sure you get all of the carpet pieces for each side and the center panels turned the same direction off the roll. The 'lay' of the carpet will affect how it looks when down.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:27 PM
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