Boat Carpet Glue
Pontoon boat carpet adhesive for rubber back marine grade carpet.
Specifically formulated to work with rubber backed, marine-grade pontoon boat carpet and marine grade vinyl flooring. Each gallon covers an 100sf or an 8'6" x 12' section. If you try to use less glue than is recommended your glue will not bond to the carpet or vinyl and it will come up; create wrinkles, lines or bubbles across your pontoon's deck.
NOTE: This adhesive will not work if you are trying to install vinyl flooring to an aluminum or fiberglass deck. You will require a solvent based glue for this application, water based glue needs to evaporate in order to form a bond and the vinyl with an aluminum/fiberglass deck will not allow the necessary airflow for bonding. You can find solvent based indoor/outdoor glue at any home improvement store.
Q: Why do I need to use marine carpet glue?
A: It is very important to use the proper type of carpet adhesive when you are working with marine-grade, rubber backed boat carpet. All marine carpeting uses a special weather resistant backing that can be damaged by most harsh adhesives. If you do not use a glue that is formulated for marine or indoor outdoor carpeting you run the risk of ruining the backing on your carpet. Harsh adhesives will eat and destroy the back of marine-grade carpeting. If for some reason you cannot buy our carpet glue be sure that the adhesive you use says for use on marine rubber backed carpeting or indoor outdoor carpet.
Q: How much marine carpet glue do I need?
A: Each gallon of glue will cover a 100 square foot area when applied with a medium nap paint roller. If you have a 16', 20' or 24' pontoon boat you will need 2 gallons of glue. For larger pontoon boats with 25' or more of deck you will need 3 gallons of glue.
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Is there a chemical that will release the carpet??
Mineral spirits is the best option, anything more harsh and you risk damaging the plywood or creating a problem with the new carpet and glue. Removing the old pontoon carpet is one of the more difficult tasks when it comes to restoring a pontoon. If you are having too much trouble you can always rent a floor sander and just grind all the old carpet way that you can't peel up. Big ice scrapers can be helpful too but be sure not to damage the plywood by delaminating it. Hopefully the mineral spirits will be helpful, it can be tough but it'll be worth it in the end.
Will this work on your 28 oz carpet on a Fisher pontoon composite decking?
I'm sorry but this glue will not work well with a composite deck. You will need a solvent based outdoor carpet glue that can be bought at most big box stores.
I've read that this glue wont work on a aluminum deck with vinyl flooring. My deck is aluminum, will this glue work for marine carpet?
The marine adhesive is water based will not work with carpet or vinyl flooring when applying it to an Aluminum Deck. You would an adhesive that is solvent based.
Is the bucket shown a gallon?
Yes that is correct. It is one gallon of boat carpet glue.