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Old 12-17-2021, 04:43 PM   #1
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Replacing carpet on top of diesel compartment

Hello,Iím replacing my carpet in my diesel rv. In the rear, the engine compartment has fiberglass covering to withstand the engine heat. Regular carpet glue wonít work due to this. Is there a special glue to withstand the engine heat and the carpet wonít come off?
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Old 12-17-2021, 04:48 PM   #2
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Google is your friend. Search high temp glue.
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Hello,Iím replacing my carpet in my diesel rv. In the rear, the engine compartment has fiberglass covering to withstand the engine heat. Regular carpet glue wonít work due to this. Is there a special glue to withstand the engine heat and the carpet wonít come off?
Thanks in advance,
What diesel RV do you have? I store water and pop under the bed, which is right over the engine. I've never found the water even warm after a long drive. But based on your post, I think I will place a thermometer on top of the engine cover just to see what it gets to.
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What diesel RV do you have? I store water and pop under the bed, which is right over the engine. I've never found the water even warm after a long drive. But based on your post, I think I will place a thermometer on top of the engine cover just to see what it gets to.


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Iíll try your advice. Hope it works!
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The sides of the support for my bed were/are carpeted. They used a spray adhesive along with a row of staples across the top. The lower sidewalls were all carpeted, the same glue was used through out. I replaced it with carpet using carpet adhesive I got from Lowes. The original had been there for 26 years, what I put on 3 years now. Neither show(ed) any sign of problems adhering.

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I recently replace the thermal insulation in my engine area. This is the spray adhesive I used. If it is good for inside the engine area, it should be good for under the bed.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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carpet glue

This glue will work. I have never found any spray adhesives that work well.

This stuff will hold rocks. I have seen it used replacing boat carpets and did the same on mine.

I used it to hold upholstery in places where other glues would let go.

Be generous with this stuff but don't overdo it. And make sure you have things aligned because you have one chance to get it right.

This stuff is used for laminate tops on counters.

No nails or tacks needed. Our engine cover carpet has held just fine for three years now.
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I recently replace the thermal insulation in my engine area. This is the spray adhesive I used. If it is good for inside the engine area, it should be good for under the bed.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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This glue will work. I have never found any spray adhesives that work well.

This stuff will hold rocks. I have seen it used replacing boat carpets and did the same on mine.

I used it to hold upholstery in places where other glues would let go.

Be generous with this stuff but don't overdo it. And make sure you have things aligned because you have one chance to get it right.

This stuff is used for laminate tops on counters.

No nails or tacks needed. Our engine cover carpet has held just fine for three years now.


Thank you for the excellent suggestions!
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If you use the Weldwood Contact Cement, you need to paint it on liberally, with a disposable brush, on both the back of the carpet and the fiberglass. Let it set up for about 10-15 minutes and then install. Like YCI said, make sure you're lined up.
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