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Old 07-25-2015, 02:06 PM   #1
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Step Tread Adhesive

Anyone know what FR uses to stick down the treads on entry steps?

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Old 07-25-2015, 03:24 PM   #2
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I would expect that the strip are of the peel and stick variety. This is what I have used for replacement in the past. If you are simply looking to reattach them, a good quality contact cement should do the trick.

I typically repaint the step and frame with a black tremclad paint each year. This will keep the step looking nice and will prevent the abrasive strip from peeling
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I would just buy you a set of step carpets that attach with out gluing. Later RJD
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I covered ours with indoor/outdoor carpet tiles 3 yrs ago and they are still sticking. Gives us good traction and keeps the dog's nails from getting caught.
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I think he talking about the inside steps.
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Not sure Boo, but I have on bull nose molding on the second step coming off. I would suggest contact cement, I'm just not sure what's underneath yet. Whatever adhesive is on there is still tacky, that would have to be cleaned off before applying the contact cement.
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I'm replacing the first two inside treads using a composite vinyl adhesive I picked up at Home Depot. Cleaning the adhesive FR uses was a chore. Used half a bottle of Goo Gone and it was still tacky. Washed both treads with Pine Sol and still sticky. Next attempt will be sand paper to get rid of the original adhesive.
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Well may he could clarify the steps he is talking about. Later RJd
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I'm replacing the first two inside treads using a composite vinyl adhesive I picked up at Home Depot. Cleaning the adhesive FR uses was a chore. Used half a bottle of Goo Gone and it was still tacky. Washed both treads with Pine Sol and still sticky. Next attempt will be sand paper to get rid of the original adhesive.
Use paint thinner.
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Well may he could clarify the steps he is talking about. Later RJd
Inside three steps in the stairwell.

If I use the same stuff FR used originally, I don't figure on taking up the old glue. After checking it (red gunk) it would be easier to rip out the step well assembly and just replace it. That stuff is nasty.

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