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Old 06-17-2010, 02:56 PM   #1
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Re: Carpet the ceiling?? Polyiso insulation??

I'm considering doing something similar on the ceiling. I was thinking about glueing a thin carpet pad to the metal (the guy at the carpet store said to use a spray adhesive), then put fabric (probably from Wally World) over the top of that. Basically, like an automotive headliner. My wife seems to think that Elmers glue-all should work...I'm skeptical. We'll see when I get to it if it works! Good luck with yours.

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I don't think Elmer's will work. Try 3M elephant snot. That should work.



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I don't think Elmer's will work. Try 3M elephant snot. That should work.



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I got a bunch of this. I'll let y'all know how it works.
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I don't think Elmer's will work. Try 3M elephant snot. That should work.



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I got a bunch of this. I'll let y'all know how it works.

I can tell you that it works pretty good. I have bought many dozens of cans over the years. Just don't buy more than you need because it doesn't store well. I had full unused cans go bad.
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Remove the inner ceiling panels, and insulate, that way you lose no head-room. Cover with luan, then carpet if that's what you want to do......that way you only loose about 1/2" of head-room, and can get 1+ plus of rigid insulation in the roof.

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will removal of inner roof panels result in some loss of structural integrity? If so any idea how much?
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shuttle bus' have carpet all over them. all the carpet is glued to pannels that are mounted in place. should be nice in a full sized bus. go with commercial grade me thinks.
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I glued foam insulation to the metal and then the carpet onto that using Liquid Nails...it worked really great and have not had any loose carpet or foam in over a year now.
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Just don't buy more than you need because it doesn't store well. I had full unused cans go bad.
Strictly for amusement; to illustrate what an interesting world we live in: I have a can of that 3M 77 glue that I use occationally for this and that -- maybe once every couple of years. Works great every time. I bought that can for the upholstery in my second roadster -- around 1990.
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I just want to watch you guys vacuum the carpet! It should be a kick to watch! Hope you don't have pets... dusting the carpet on the ceiling for fleas would be a hoot!
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