Astro Carpet Mills

Discussion in 'Carpet Q&A' started by FlooringGirl, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. ortiz34

    ortiz34 2nd generation Senior Member

    Not a bad idea, guy I use to work with years ago that is all he used on stick downs. Never had issues
  2. polestretch

    polestretch Senior Member

    I worked with an older guy years ago that used it once when I helped him. It jogged my memory when I was thinking about what else could be used.
  3. FlooringGirl

    FlooringGirl Senior Member

    Contact cement as a seam sealer? Now I have another idea. What about putting the wall carpet adhesive in a bottle and using it as seam sealer? The old man is in bed, haven't thrown that one at him yet ...

  4. cproader

    cproader All over T's last nerve Senior Member

    Clear Polyseamseal........:cool:
  5. kylenelson

    kylenelson You'll find me on the floor I Support TFP Senior Member

    Does D-815 have tracers?
  6. getoverit

    getoverit Pro Member

    I've used contact before on glue down a few times. Worked fine.I used it just like a regular honey type.
  7. FlooringGirl

    FlooringGirl Senior Member

    Okay, am going to check on these new thoughts ...

    Thanks again,
  8. Sean Moore

    Sean Moore Pro Member

    Contact will work on a direct glue but IMO there aren't enough solids in it: it's too runny.

    We need those solids so when we apply it to 1/2 the seam it stays up on the top near the nap where we really need it.

    Emergency use only, IMO.
  9. getoverit

    getoverit Pro Member

    Tia's looking for an alternative without tracers. We're just throwing out ideas that might work.I'd never recomend contact for regular use.
  10. FlooringGirl

    FlooringGirl Senior Member

    Have to agree - Sean, the standards state that seam sealer isn't to be on the nap at all. I'm really gonna find something that will work sooner or later! Tommy says he's getting a flourescent black light for the garage so we can test!

  11. Sean Moore

    Sean Moore Pro Member

    ahh, I see. Teach me to not read the Original Post and just jump in. Well, probably not.

    Black lights everywhere? Ask for the cheapest seam sealer possible at the supply store and then ask for an outlet to plug in your black light.

    Oh, I know... customers don't like it either. Sorry, I was referring to the "top of the backing", 'cause that's all I install anyway. I install the backing, the fuzz is along for the ride.
  12. FlooringGirl

    FlooringGirl Senior Member

    Well, you don't have to get pissy, I have a serious contemplation here.

  13. Sean Moore

    Sean Moore Pro Member

    wut? I'll just respectfully bow out of the conversation now.
  14. Daris Mulkin

    Daris Mulkin The One and Only Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Tia~have hubby take a couple good sized scraps and put some seam tape upside down under the seam line. Then apply a bead of contact just like you would with seam sealer and let it dry. Pull the tape off and see if you can pull the seam apart with ease or not. Don't try to rip it like a piece of paper but pull away from the seam.
    I had a friend that used contact on this type of carpet and that is what they ended up using. Worked for them.

    Really I think that is the answer for your problem.

  15. hookknife

    hookknife Hard Surface Installer Charter Member Senior Member

    I love it.
  16. Lance

    Lance Charter Member

    I know there are commercial seam sealers out there that do not have tracers. I have put my black light on many commercial inspections this year and most do not reflect.
    I would use contact cement as a last resort, it can make the carpet backing soft and unstable.
    I am pretty sure real latex does not have tracers but a phone call to Capitol,APAC,Parabond, or other makers of sealer would probably be your best bet and quicker.
  17. cproader

    cproader All over T's last nerve Senior Member

    I would tend to agree..........:)
  18. rusty baker

    rusty baker Well-Known Member

    With contact cement, when you drop it together it better be perfect. You aren't going to kick it together.
  19. getoverit

    getoverit Pro Member

    Set it wet. Don't let it dry. As far as making the backing unstable....I used contact all the time on carpet backing to glue it on steps, for upholstery, etc. Once it dried I didn't have problems with the backings. You're not going to be soaking the back with it. Just use a standard bead as you would on any glue down.

    I do agree though that if you can find a real seam sealer with no tracers that's what you should use.
  20. getoverit

    getoverit Pro Member

    Call Capitals technical services and check on the 022 sealer. It would seem to me that the solvent based sealers may not have tracers.

    These are their contact numbers:

    toll free---866-435-8665

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