Any trimmers / fabric gurus on here?

I have a trim question
the interior sides of my boat cabin is lined with a foam backed (~3mm) fabric (i assume the foam was glued to the fabric and then the fabric/foam glued to the hull.
The fabric is in good condition but is dark grey and i want to change to white marine vinyl which will lighten up the cabin a lot.
If i remove the existing fabric/foam it will leave a huge amount of glue/foam residue which will need removing before i can attempt to stick the vinyl back.

My question is - can is stick the marine vinyl directly to the existing fabric? - if so what should i use in terms of glues?


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 Personally I would be going

Mon, 2021-10-18 14:41

 Personally I would be going to the trouble and removing the fabric or you could end up with more pain down the track


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Try Nathan

Mon, 2021-10-18 17:30

at John's Marine Trimmers in Fremantle.  0419 784 647.  I have used them before and they have been excellent.  They do fabric lining for big boats.

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thanks guys getting trades at

Tue, 2021-10-19 09:24

thanks guys
getting trades at the moment is not easy, my diesel mech booked until Mid Nov (which means Dec as they are always running late!)

I had a look at it last night and think i am going to live with it - may be easier to install a few led lights to brighten it up!