The top of our SkipperLiner is gelcoat over plywood. And above our bedroom in the back, the roof leaks. For the past 2 years other stuff has gotten priority treatment, and we've kept the leak at bay with a simple HF tarp under a big rug. This summer it's time to fix the roof. I also need to remove & paint the flybridge, and removing the railing is only an hour's job with an air ratchet. SO, I'll have nothing in the way...
But the problem is, the roof has been carpeted several times in it's life, and I think every stitch of it was glued down over the previous glue. I know there was a ton of it when I put new carpet down 5 years ago, and I didn't help matters...
I also want to just put carpet down again. The roof is anything but flat & smooth, and we like carpet anyway.
Anyone have any clever suggestions to remove the old glue, this side of replacing the roof (or a flamethrower)? My best idea is to buy a few gallons of mineral spirits, and using a spray gun, "paint" the glue residue in say, 4 sq foot sections at a time. And then hopefully the guck can be scraped off....
Also, roof sealing choices, and prep needed for each, suggestions? Might be a dumb question, but since it'll be covered with carpet, what about coal tar epoxy?
1988 SkipperLiner 53x14
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