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Old July 31st, 2011, 11:44 AM
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Suggestions for carpet "glue"

I am debating on installing the carpeting in my (For Sale) 110 but the idea of smearing all these pristine freshly painted interior surfaces with nasty glue breaks my heart. I am sure many of us have faced what I did when i got this truck, where some "well meaning" previous owner had used not only ugly non-stock carpeting but some unbelievably permanent glue that you literally have to grind off. I mean, I have had an easier time grinding down metal bolt heads than grinding off the damn carpeting glue. Any suggestions/experience as to what I could use that would not only work but also not leave the next owner with a nightmare if they ever want to remove the carpet?
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Old July 31st, 2011, 12:26 PM
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When I replaced the factory carpet in my 97 ST, all that held it in place was 2 sided tape. When I reinstalled, I used a combination of 2 sided tape and 3M spray adhesive that I pickup up at Home Depot.
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Old July 31st, 2011, 03:39 PM
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I am debating on installing the carpeting in my (For Sale) 110 but the idea of smearing all these pristine freshly painted interior surfaces with nasty glue breaks my heart.
I know of no OEM car that glues its carpet to the chassis. Nor 2 way tape for that matter. Most if not all nowadays is stitched or molded and occasionally (in Mercedes) foam-backed for acoustic dampening.

Sounds like a sure way to lower your resale value.
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Old July 31st, 2011, 03:44 PM
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If you have to glue it, use something like 3M Super 77 that holds well, but doesn't make the crazy unremovable mess. Super 77 can be removed with 3M Adhesive remover or any citrus based cleaner.
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Old July 31st, 2011, 04:17 PM
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When I replaced the factory carpet in my 97 ST, all that held it in place was 2 sided tape. When I reinstalled, I used a combination of 2 sided tape and 3M spray adhesive that I pickup up at Home Depot.
I meant my SW not ST
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Old July 31st, 2011, 08:45 PM
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I used standard two side carpet tape to install my carpets in my 93 110. The local Lowes has two variants, one for indoors and one for indoors/outdoors. I used the latter. Worked fine!
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Sorry for asking the obvious question, why are you putting in carpet at all??? It just makes it that much harder to vacuum out sand and dirt, which should be lining the inside of your Defender on a regular basis. I think rubber mats all around are the way to go, but that's just my opinion.
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Old August 9th, 2011, 07:00 AM
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X3 on the 2 sided tape. Can be easily removed if you need to replace the carpet. I used it for the load area of my 110. I did not use any tape for the middle seat and driver/passenger areas, so that I can take out the carpet sections when they get wet.
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