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RogerWilco
12-30-2004, 01:04 AM
I was just going to use industrial staples, but since im going to home depot tommorw, i figured i might pick up somethin better.

What do you all use to adhere the carpet to your sub boxes?

oh btw its the end of the month... watch out :pullover:

Moe Lester
12-30-2004, 01:10 AM
spray glue...

ANeonRider
12-30-2004, 01:11 AM
spray glue...

yup, the stuff that comes in the aerosol cans.

RogerWilco
12-30-2004, 01:19 AM
alright thats easy enough then. Any particular brands, the only spray adhesive i ever see if for paper and such. Do you get it at home depot / target / kmart , where ? Thanks

JimJ
12-30-2004, 01:19 AM
argh, since it was already answered...

I've found it at all those places...Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Lowe's, Home Depot...

pretty common item.

RogerWilco
12-30-2004, 01:26 AM
thanks

vosschs
12-30-2004, 01:31 AM
spray glue, make sure you spray on then let sit for like 45 seconds then put on then put weight on it, that works best for me

Damaso87
12-30-2004, 01:41 AM
I like contact cement.

Gauntlet
12-30-2004, 02:52 AM
alright thats easy enough then. Any particular brands, the only spray adhesive i ever see if for paper and such. Do you get it at home depot / target / kmart , where ? Thanks

3M-77 or 3M-90. Contact cement would also work, but for a large job spray adhesive makes much more sense.

ieatdrt
12-30-2004, 03:00 PM
3M spray adhesive. As vossch said spray both surfaces, let it tack before attaching, and it'll never come off.

g30ffr3y
12-30-2004, 04:12 PM
i gave up on spray adhesive... ive moved on to using a
hot glue gun... it works awesome and is less of a mess
than the spray glue which kinda ***** at sticking...

jtomsic
12-30-2004, 04:14 PM
DAPs contact cement.. my dad is a union carpet layer and thats what he always tells me to use.. and hes been doing carpet for 31 years so i trust him :) u can pick a can up at lowes and probaly home depot.

oh if u use this.. dont get the gel.. and apply it to both the carpet and the box...this stuff has a very strong odor so make sure this is done outside... let it dry for a day too or ur car will stink like it.... after u let that cure i garauntee ur carpet wont come off and will look good.

Gauntlet
12-30-2004, 07:25 PM
i gave up on spray adhesive... ive moved on to using a
hot glue gun... it works awesome and is less of a mess
than the spray glue which kinda ***** at sticking...

You must be doing something wrong, 3M-77/90 stick very, very well.

g30ffr3y
12-30-2004, 07:34 PM
You must be doing something wrong, 3M-77/90 stick very, very well.


well glue isnt really that hard to use... so i dont know what
i could be doing wrong exactly...

the nearly instantaneous bond and control of the hot glue
must just suit me better...

Gauntlet
12-30-2004, 07:42 PM
well glue isnt really that hard to use... so i dont know what
i could be doing wrong exactly...


Well you're definitely doing something wrong, they make a very strong adhesion. It's sort of similar to contact cement, you have to spray both sides fairly generously and wait at least a minute before you adhere them to each other, otherwise it won't work.

g30ffr3y
12-30-2004, 07:43 PM
Well you're definitely doing something wrong, they make a very strong adhesion. It's sort of similar to contact cement, you have to spray both sides fairly generously and wait at least a minute before you adhere them to each other, otherwise it won't work.


fair enough... i like my hot glue... ill use that...