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07-05-2006, 12:45 AM
hi. i finished my box and spray glued the carpet. however there are some places where the carpet didnt stick and it moves when the bass hits. not a huge problem but should i slice the carpet in some areas to apply more glue? id prefer not to, but dont know how else i can do it?

07-05-2006, 03:03 AM
I had the same problem where i folded the carpet. i just used some tiny finishing nails that you cant see to hold it down, if you get ones small enough they wont even penetrate the box

07-05-2006, 03:15 AM
next time when you carpet, spray the bow lightly and spray the carpet lightly, let it dry for 10-15 seconds, then apply

07-05-2006, 03:19 AM
Contact cement FTW.

07-05-2006, 03:24 AM
what did you use for glue?

07-05-2006, 04:09 AM
definitely contact cement ftw

07-13-2006, 06:49 AM
definitely contact cement ftw

for the carpet? i thought i was to use that 3M 77 spray glue or something like that ?

07-13-2006, 08:26 AM
for the carpet? i thought i was to use that 3M 77 spray glue or something like that ?
That stuff works good also. Thats what I use. Make sure you spray both surfaces before carpeting, as stated above.

07-13-2006, 08:30 AM
yeah im a firm user of 3m multi purpose adhesive spray... thats the only thing i use to glue my carpet to my box.. only downfall is its about $13 a bottle... at least here

07-13-2006, 08:53 AM
anyone here used helmiprene before?

thats the only stuff i will ever swear by and doesn't come any where near to what the 77 could do, very awsome stuff, its basically like a contact cement and is primarily shot through a gun, it has an incredably high tack, and basically permently bonds the 2 together when used correctly and set up

PV Audio
07-13-2006, 09:47 AM
I absolutely hate contact cement. I use 77 or 90, and the key to a lasting bond is to spray BOTH the carpet AND the box, and then let the glue tack up a bit first (usually about 20 seconds) before putting it on. You might not realize it, but I can guarantee you that this is THE way to do it (when using 3M that is).

PV Audio
07-13-2006, 09:48 AM
**** Bri beat me :mad: