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Posted: 07/05/21 04:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does anyone have any ideas what to do about the carpet on my old Northern Lite camper? I do not like breathing the fibers that are starting to break down causing dust inside. Aside from always vacuuming the headliner each trip I would like to coat it or cover it. Just don't want to ruin it as it's still a nice 03 camper I bought new and upgraded. Thanks in advance.

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Posted: 07/05/21 06:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

good question. I live in BC so am not having the problem yet. I imagine you live in a hotter place?
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cooldavidt wrote:

good question. I live in BC so am not having the problem yet. I imagine you live in a hotter place?
David


Yeah it's hot here in NW Oregon for a few weeks. I had to throw out a rug we paid 750 for because after 21 years near the patio door it was turning into very fine powder. I think it better to get natural fibers, perhaps your body can handle those.

Is there a good way to glue a nice fabric headliner to the carpet that's in there? Seems tough to do at any rate... what type glue I wonder.

Any suggestions are thankfully accepted. [emoticon]

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Posted: 07/05/21 06:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

at the factory the 'carpet' is sprayed on like paint

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cooldavidt wrote:

at the factory the 'carpet' is sprayed on like paint


I'm fairly sure they spray on a water base contact cement to hold the carpet.

At any rate I think I could do a new headliner going over it. It would be nice if it had some insulated backing if anyone knows about something.

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Posted: 07/05/21 09:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Carpet on the ceiling? I would rip it down and paint the surface.


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My Born Free has a carpet like fabric glued to the ceiling. About the only redeeming value is Velcro sticks to it.


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Just be careful here. This is not really carpet like you have on the floor of your house with a backing and fibres woven into it. Tis is a spray on fibre bonded to the outer side of a foam panel.. It is not 'fabric glued to the roof', nor 'removing popcorn ceiling' nor can you 'rip it down', nor is contact cement used. 'Carpet' is a misnomer to describe this finish.

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Posted: 07/06/21 09:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Leave the carpet as insulation and put another layer over it is the direction i would go.

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If it can't be removed, I would vacuum it to remove the loose stuff; then roll on a coating of water-based finish. I have always been a fan of Minwax Polycrylic - dries in minutes/very low odor. Goes on white, dries clear. At least it would anchor the fibers?

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