Reglueing the vinyl ceiling on a poptop

Submitted: Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 00:31
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Hi All

I'm having trouble reglueing the (vinyl?) ceiling lining to the internal poptop roof where it has bubbled along the edges due to some moisture leaking through.

I have tried a couple of glue without success and wonder if anyone can recommend a suitable glue?



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Reply By: The Bantam - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 00:55

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 00:55
brushable sprayable contact cement is what it would have gone up with originally.

It mostly comes in 20 liter drums and most upholsters, motor trimmers and kitchen builders go thru it by the bucket.

thats probaly no good to you

I think BIG W still have it under the chevron brand in 1/2 litre tins in the hardware section.

Or take a clean empty tin or jar and ask one of the above to sell you some

you will have to scrape off any non compatable glue you may have applied, especially silicon....the old contact cement can stay..and the surface must be dry.

Best not for beginners to try this stuff in high humidity...the glue will "bloom"..( moisture will condense due to solvent evaporation) and the stuff wont stick.......warm dry weather is best...if its hot dry weather you will have to work fast.

apply it with a disposable brush to both surfaces....not heavily but complete must let it dry till it is just barely still tacky......they typicaly say touch it with the back of your hand..if its still a little tacky but none comes off on ya hand...good act fast

push it firmly into only get one go........and rub it down

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Follow Up By: Peter H23 - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 14:06

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 14:06
Thanks for the detailed info Bantam. we'll see how it goes

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Reply By: Member - Carl- Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 07:40

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 07:40
Hi Peter,

When you say "Vinyl", are you certain this is what it is?

Can you give a better description. Is it the white coating on the suface that is facing down on the roof? This could be a PVC coasting or a white malamine 3mm MDF sheet.

Can you send a picture?
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Follow Up By: Member - Carl- Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 07:42

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 07:42
Can you also list exactly what products you have tried.
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Reply By: Member - Walter H (WA) - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 09:20

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 09:20
Hi Peter

You can buy the contact glue from Bunnings as it is made buy Selleys and called quick grip and its available in Spray cans as i recently used on my sagging interior roof lining and it works a treat...its about $15 a can.

Happy Motoring
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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 15:29

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 15:29
nasty sticky yellow sh*t that looks like runny snot - but it works a treat
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