I want to replace the headliner
(currently ugly acoustic tiles with water
damage due to leaky flybridge/deck which has since been redone) with wood paneling something like this:
The picture is of the same model boat, so the final look i'm going for will be very similar.
My plan is to use 1/2" "purple" (the high density and high R-value kind) foam and stick ~1/4 wood paneling over that. I do, however, have some concerns... so if there is anyone who has experience doing something similar, please chime in.
What I am unsure on is how best to attach the foam/paneling to ensure it does not come off. My current
thought is to use contact cement between the foam and ceiling, and then contact cement again between the paneling and foam, along with perhaps some brad nails (although this is probably un-necessary?)
-Is this type of foam compatible with contact cement or will the solvents melt it?
beneath the existing tiles is not perfectly smooth (its rough, bare fiberglass), will the contact cement still create a sufficient bond?
-Do you think contact cement strong enough in general for this purpose? I am sure the stuff will stick up (and that is easy enough to test), but what i mean is standing up to the forces generated during a heavy sea way.
-If not, what about using both a general-purpose construction adhesive
+ contact cement to remove the need for propping pieces up while adhesive
Also, if there are any other suggestions/thoughts/potential pitfalls, I'd like to hear them.