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trunk carpet and backing form

PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:11 pm
by MashmyMotor
As I am waiting for my caliper rebuild kit, I decided to do some other tinkering with the car.

Having trouble with my security system, I am looking at the connections to the alarm module,which is located in the trunk near the passenger side speaker. To access the module the trunk rear carpet/backing form has to be removed.

Mine is in kind of sad shape..the carpet has pulled away from the form. So I removed the whole thing to look at the alarm module.
Now I want to repair the form while it is out. Its kind of like a headliner type of thing,except being carpet and not headliner material.
So I am wondering..the back of the carpet has "sticky" stuff,to keep it stuck to the form I guess.
I am wondering,can I use "headliner glue" to spray the back of the carpet and "restick" it to the form?

Has anyone done a repair to their form,and if so...how??

TIA....

Jim

Re: trunk carpet and backing form

PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:57 pm
by WHITEOXLSC
MashmyMotor wrote:As I am waiting for my caliper rebuild kit, I decided to do some other tinkering with the car.

Having trouble with my security system, I am looking at the connections to the alarm module,which is located in the trunk near the passenger side speaker. To access the module the trunk rear carpet/backing form has to be removed.

Mine is in kind of sad shape..the carpet has pulled away from the form. So I removed the whole thing to look at the alarm module.
Now I want to repair the form while it is out. Its kind of like a headliner type of thing,except being carpet and not headliner material.
So I am wondering..the back of the carpet has "sticky" stuff,to keep it stuck to the form I guess.
I am wondering,can I use "headliner glue" to spray the back of the carpet and "restick" it to the form?

Has anyone done a repair to their form,and if so...how??

TIA....

Jim


Mine did the same thing as yours and I used 3M yellow super trim adhesive #08090 which has a little more holding power than the headliner spray. I removed the cardboard backing and laid it out flat along with the carpet, removing the carpet that was till holding to the cardboard. I wiped the cardboard with a damp cloth to remove any dried glue dust. I then sprayed a nice even heavy coat to both the cardboard form and the back of the carpet itself. I then allowed it to dry till tacky and then lined everything back up and pressed them together. For further gluing I used a J roller (like used for vinyl flooring) to roll it out. It worked out real well, it hasn't come unstuck yet :mrgreen:

Re: trunk carpet and backing form

PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:43 pm
by MashmyMotor
Bruce..

Thanks bunches for the info :P
The form is kind of mutilated also..has bends and creases where it shouldn't.
I have it laid out on the garage floor with half-full paint cans placed in strategic places in hopes that some of the roughness will straighten out lol.


Jim

Re: trunk carpet and backing form

PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:43 am
by robertbweltzien
I concur. 3M yellow Super Weatherstripping adhesive works well. I moistened the backing with water spray and then pressed it between my toolboxes and the garage floor. After it dried I used the 3M to glue the carpet to it. It has held beautifully for over 2 years now.

Bob

Re: trunk carpet and backing form

PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 7:36 am
by Mark 7 Hamilton
My fabric was all coming loose and it had stains.
I pulled all of the fabric off of the backers and shampoo soaked & pressure washed the fabric and the floor carpeting.
I allowed the carpet to dry for 3 days due to the padding being so absorbent.
I reglued the fabric back on using General Trim Adhesive.
It all looks like new now.

Re: trunk carpet and backing form

PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:39 pm
by oldschool1
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Good write up and great resource.
Thank you!