View Full Version : Type of glue for carpeting....

Puppet Master
04-24-2007, 01:53 PM
Hey all...I am about to build my second box for a friend of mine using one of moe lester's plans. The box building itself will be no problem, but for me the carpeting will be the issue. The main problem I had with my first box was that when I carpeted it the glue didn't hold too well around the port and sub hole. SO my question is what type of adhesive do you guys use?

04-24-2007, 01:55 PM
Just 3M spray adhesive.

04-24-2007, 01:55 PM
I used the elmers craft bond spray glue

04-24-2007, 01:56 PM
Just 3M spray adhesive.


Puppet Master
04-24-2007, 01:58 PM
Just 3M spray adhesive.

That is what i was thinking of using. Last time I think i used some generic brand stuff and it did not please.

04-24-2007, 02:27 PM
Polyurethane Construction Adhesive, apply a thin layer, not too thick or it will bleed through the carpet. Best stuff, carpet will never come back up. Kind of cheap too.

04-24-2007, 02:30 PM
3M super 77 > all other sprays

04-24-2007, 02:38 PM
super 77

04-24-2007, 05:03 PM
3M super 77 > all other sprays
Not true ;)

But super 77 is your best choice.

04-24-2007, 05:11 PM
Hey OP

You live in Fargo ND? There is a company I work for- has a branch there- called Holdahl. They have at least 4 different kinds of spray adhesive. Their Fargo Location phone number is 701-277-7070. Call them up, ask them what they would suggest. You can then buy it there, you can prolly get it for around 10$ a can. I would help you out with my employee discount, but it still costs me 9$ a can + shipping.

They also have 3M Super 77...

04-24-2007, 05:42 PM
i used contact cement on my last 2 boxes.

PV Audio
04-24-2007, 08:55 PM
Super 77 is what I live by. If I had a pneumatic sprayer, however, that's a whole 'nother kettle of fish.

04-24-2007, 09:28 PM
contact cement worked awesome for me

04-24-2007, 09:30 PM

unless you are doing this as a job and carpeting tons of boxes. then a can of this stuff will work great.

04-24-2007, 09:33 PM
i used a spray gun glue, was called DAP or somthing,

but that 3M super 77 ^^^^ is good ****.

04-24-2007, 09:36 PM
hell no i used that super 77 crap and it didn't hold up too long, i built a box in the summer of 03 and last year it started unraveling... i used the headliner adhesive from autozone its like 5 bux a can and works a helluva lot better especially if you live in humid climates like here in new orleans... have had nothing but good luck with the stuff

Moe Lester
04-24-2007, 10:28 PM
Dap Weldwood works very well.

04-24-2007, 10:37 PM
I either used contact cement or 3M super 90

04-25-2007, 08:42 AM
3m or loctite headliner adhesive *sry if spelt that wrong*

04-25-2007, 11:50 AM
if you have a cheap paint gun then go to a local upholstery shop and buy a quart of their contact glue. The stuff we use locally is called weldwood. It is laquer based so you can thin it a little with some laquer thinner from oreilly's but that is what they use for headliners and upholstery jobs and it is way better than any spray can stuff. Just like any other contact adhesive you should spray both sides and then let it dry for 5 to 10 minutes before you attach parts.