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Carpet glue

Hello all,
What is a good glue to use when installing carpet. I was just going to use some subfloor adhesive or something like that but was wondering what you guys have used.
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I'm not sure what are the best products to use, but FWI Home Depot sells carpet padding by the foot pretty cheap.
I'd recommended it because it made a big difference in how solid the car felt when I first got in (i.e. work boots din't feel like they were going to go through the pan), but each to there own. Also now is the time to check/correct rust and seal it with POR15 if there is going to be any sitting water.

I used lightweight constuction adhesive(not Liquidnails) from a caulk tube under the padding and a whole lot of 3M general purpose adhesive under the carpet.
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I used the 3M spray you can get it at home depot
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I picked up a gallon of contact cement at home depot to redo my 84. I liked the total control of how much and where the glue went (brush on with various sizes). Excellent adhesion. Used about half gallon.

Good luck, this is one of those jobs that really makes a big difference every time you get in the car.
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I used 3M Super 77 to do most of the carpet, but the floors and tunnel carpet are held on with 2" industrial-strength velcro, so they can be easily removed.
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The PROS use 3m spray
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I can't believe anyone uses anything other than the 3M spray. Holds very well yet you can pull the pieces up if necessary later.
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Great!! Thanks guys. I think i will go ahead with the 3M spray, sounds clean and easy.
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I did my carpet with some 3M and some Wurth. The Wurth sprays heavier, sets up faster, overall easier to use.
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I used the 3M super yellow (i think its 77) - worked really well and as a bonus I felt goofy from the fumes for hours after!

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The 3M stuff works well, but general contact cement (as Shaun mentioned above) is a better way to go IMO. That way, you don't have to worry about "overspray", and it will give you a stronger bond.
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So strong, that if you try to remove the carpet after it's glued, you will tear the carpet internally...

-Wayne
Why would you want to do that?

Seriously, the spray is a good overall product to use. The w/s adhesive in the tube would be good for difficult areas or edges you tend to pull up with use and abuse.
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Ok, I'm resurrecting this thread because my new carpet came today. Wooohoo! Thanks Manny (code7rpd)!

Anyway, I've used 3M spray on lots of projects, but can't imagine using it inside of a car because the **** floats everywhere! It even gets on my glasses! Doesn't it end up all over the windows, dash and wheel?

Does anybody know of a brush on type of glue that would still be able to be pulled up without having to be the Hulk or ripping the carpet?
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I used the 3M spray on my carpet install and it wasn't a problem. I would apply a small amount to the area of the car I was gluing to and then would spray the carpet piece outside the car in the driveway. FYI, the 3M spray cleans up nicely with paint thinner.
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The stuff in the 3m spray can is available in a tube-its called Fastack-pn 08031-bicycle guys use it to glue sewup tires on their rims. I'd still spread it with a brush, as the nozzle on the tube puts out a thin stream.
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I thought the 3M spray had an adjustable spray nozzle. FINE----MED----HEAVY.
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Carpet glue

We make carpet sets for 911's and have found the the brush on contact cement (3M) is the best way to go. Be sure and purchase the NON enviormentally friendly stuff (it smells alot stronger but holds alot better too). It can be purchased at most home improvement stores (Home Depot/Lowes Etc). Pick up some throw away brushes and some cheap narrow rollers while your there plus some mineral spriits for clean up.
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Thanks Bob! Actually the carpet set is from you guys! Manny never installed it and needed some money to fund another project, so I picked it up. Can't wait to install it. From what I can see, it looks great!

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