Replacing Roll Bar Foam

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Replacing Roll Bar Foam

Postby Briano1234 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:30 pm

How to Replace your Chewed Roll Bar Foam.

Since the BAP is upcoming Should I really post this at this time: :shock:

The foam on my Roll Bar was Chewed and missing spots in it.

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I have looked for the foam (self-sticky) to replace it.

I thought that I had found it in a clothed backed Neoprene, but
that was unacceptable as if you have ever used a Mouse Pad over the
years the cloth would peal off, it could get dirty, and if you used
Plain Neoprene it could darken your (rub off) your headliner.

So I cleaned the foam off the roll bar using a putty knife and
Brake-Kleen to remove the sticky residue that when you remove the foam that is left on.
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I found a carpet locally after searching a bit it is indoor/outdoor carpet that was only 1/8 inch
thick (Looks like the smooth part of velcro. Smooth Boat Carpet.

I got it at Lowes Hardware / Lumber the Stock number is 291732 You only need a foot.
They have it in 3 colors black gray and maroon.

I also purchased Plumbers Amazing Group

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At Walmart I bought a 3 inch wide disposable roller and tray about 3 bucks

Trim the roller foam to 2 1/4 inch wide.

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Laying the carpet flat on the floor I marked and measured a 2 1/4 inch wide strip 43 inches
long, and using a sharp (read new) razor blade made the cut.

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Pouring about 1/2 the tube of Goop in to the tray

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Roll the roller through it to evenly coat the roller.

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Roll the roller on the Roll Bar and Evenly coat it, be sure that you get the
leading and lagging edges.

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Clip the itty bitty end off the Goop nozzle and apply a thin bead next to the Rubber
seal on the Roll Bar.

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Put more Goop in the tray, and apply a coat to the back side of the carpet strip

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Allow to Tack Dry 5 to 15 minutes depending on Temperature and humidity.

A helper comes in handy to keep it from Sticking to itself while applying.

Place the leading edge of the strip against the seal.

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Lay it Straight to the edge of the Roll bar pressing it flat as you go.
Do half at a time and when you shift to get to the other side (this is where the helper comes in to
hold it off the bar.

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After you trim the 1/2 inch or so flush with the other end seal, use the palm of your hand to
smooth it out.

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When you are done you can clean up any glue residue with spraying a rag with Brake-Kleen
and gently rubbing off.

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To Darken the extreme cut edge of the carpet, as it has a gray or white look, I used a Sharpie marker, as it is the perfect tool, waterproof, and darkens to the proper shade and will hold up.
Last edited by Briano1234 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:42 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Replacing Roll Bar Foam

Postby kamzcab86 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:44 pm

Looks nice, Brian! :thumbup:

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Re: Replacing Roll Bar Foam

Postby ibennett » Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:35 pm

That looks so much nicer than the foam, nice job. I'm going to have to keep that in mind for one of my summer project for mine. My cat had been using the foam on my cabby for a scratching post.
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Re: Replacing Roll Bar Foam

Postby Calimus » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:18 am

Very nice Brian. I'll definitly have to keep this in mind when the time comes. I think the foam on the crabby cabby is actually in good shape......damn, can't remember for sure, now I'll have to go look when I get home :rmad:
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Re: Replacing Roll Bar Foam

Postby Mario » Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:33 pm

looks very good!, very good idea,

i have removed the foam, and painted the cover in the paint of my car:D with chrome caps in it, on the places of the screws :D looks also awsome!
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Re: Replacing Roll Bar Foam

Postby Briano1234 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:42 pm

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