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What type of glue should I use to re-glue carpet fibers to backing?

What type of glue should I use to re-glue carpet fibers to backing?


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Old 07-16-03, 08:42 PM
BSparks294
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What type of glue should I use to re-glue carpet fibers to backing?

I tried to clean my oldest daughters ink blotches out of our 2 month old nylon berber carpet. Nothing worked, so I took out the carpet upholstery cleaner for cars. Real strong stuff. Seems to have melted the glue that holds the fiber to the backing. I could just take a syringe and spray some glue back into the backing if I knew what type of glue to use. Any suggestions?

And yes, I will not use that on my carpets again. I have a teen-age daughter I will rent our for a couple more years until she becomes a little more responsible.
 
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Old 07-16-03, 09:25 PM
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Sounds like you damaged the backing with all the moisture, and then a chemical.

If a chemical was used, a bigger patch is the only solution, as nothing will stick to the chemical that released the backing and tuft bind, in the first place.


It certainly won't hurt to try...

Acrylic latex carpet seam sealer will work if the carpet isn't contaminated.

Hot melt glue and a glue gun.

Watchout, both methods can get messy and make you patch it anyway if you not careful!
 
 

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