Is there any drawbacks to glueing carpet to aluminum instead of wood? The carpet on my jon boat is coming unstuck. I'm not sure if this is due to old carpet, bad glue job, or just that aluminum isn't very good for glueing carpet to. Let me know what you think. If you suggest not to recarpet it, should I put some of that rubberized coating that Cabela's has on it? Here's what the carpet area's look like. On the back deck you can really see how it is coming unglued. When I drive down the road, the back corners start flopping around and now have started tearing a bit.