Cleaning carpet back residue

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by BennyC1960, May 25, 2020.

  1. BennyC1960

    BennyC1960 New Member

    12
    May 25, 2020
    2003 26da sundancer
    Merc Bravo III
    Hi. I have a 2003 Sundancer. Some of black backing from the deck carpet has adhered to the deck. Any recommendations for how to remove it. Thanks
     
  2. Seapig

    Seapig Active Member

    107
    Dec 25, 2018
    Oakham MA or Winnipesaukee NH
    12 Sundancer 310 w Axius
    Twin 350 Mags w Bravo drives
    I had the same issue with my 2005 Dancer. I recall using Brakleen (aerosol solvent) and a floor brush.

    I sprayed the backside of the carpets with a spray rubber coating from Rustoleum (2 coats) that worked well to restore the coating.
     
  3. BennyC1960

    BennyC1960 New Member

    12
    May 25, 2020
    2003 26da sundancer
    Merc Bravo III
    Thanks
     
  4. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    ‘09 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express “Serenity”
    Volvo D6 w/IPS450 Pods
    This topic has received a lot of keyboard time over the years. You should do a search to see some of the stuff has been tired. Not to be a downer, but starting to put pennies away for replacements is the only real long term solution.
     
  5. BennyC1960

    BennyC1960 New Member

    12
    May 25, 2020
    2003 26da sundancer
    Merc Bravo III
    The carpet is fine. Its the rubber backing that’s stuck to the deck that I want to remove
     
  6. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    ‘09 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express “Serenity”
    Volvo D6 w/IPS450 Pods
    Right about the carpet, that’s the frustrating part. Without the backing the carpet will not stay in place even with snaps. With the boat stationary it’s just irritating to walk on. With the boat moving it becomes dangerous.

    Problem is the backing does not fail uniformly. The irony is that the stuff that has not yet come off is epically stuck on, making removal a bunch of work. So it becomes the gift that keeps on giving and just like bad bottom paint, you’ll be working on them fixing new bare patches, and scrubbing deck on a regular basis.

    Now as counterpoint, depending on choice of carpet, you should be able to buy replacements (with longer lived backing) for your 260 for around $600.
     

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