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  1. #1 Carpet, bit of fancy flooring instead of the rubber mats 
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    Woolies sell rot free carpet, I thought it would be worth a try see how well it will last in a car without any interior weather proofing.

    Here’s the before shot:

    Trace the reverse shape of the old rubber mats on to the back of the new carpet. I used a silver pen.


    Decided to purchase a good set of scissors/tailors shears, which cost nearly as much as the carpet but were well worth it. After the initial cut I had to give the edged a bit of a ‘hair cut’ to smooth it out. In future I want to look at better edge finishing.

    Here’s the new carpet test fitted on the passenger side.



    Both sides fitted



    Another major irritation, and a safety issue was the rubber mats moving around on the driver side. It was held down with velcro but that kept coming off the rubber. For the carpet Woolies sells these poppers.







    Once pushed through and attached the black ring with the spikes starts to disappear into the carpet.

    Finally the button that the carpet pops on to needs to be mounted into the floor. The floor has a layer of sound deadening and a layer of carpet before getting to the new carpet. As such the button needed a bit of spacing form the floor. Due to a lack of available parts I ended up using some spare M4 nylocs.









    I also have rubber mats under the seats and behind the seats. You can’t get to the ones under the seats unless you take the seats out so those are staying rubber for now. The rear carpets however I’ve also changed to carpet.







    Some future thoughts on this, finishing the edging on the carpet is something I want to look into. I also got heel rest material – which is a textured rubber piece which would be good to put on the drivers side. Need to take the seats out and add carpet underneath. Removing the seats will also allow access to add poppers for the rear carpet.

    EDIT: Can people see my images?
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  2. #2 Re: Carpet, bit of fancy flooring instead of the rubber mats 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
    EDIT: Can people see my images?
    No images for me.
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  3. #3 Re: Carpet, bit of fancy flooring instead of the rubber mats 
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    Quote Originally Posted by jon_wilkinson View Post
    No images for me.
    Ditto.......
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  4. #4 Re: Carpet, bit of fancy flooring instead of the rubber mats 
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    Hi Patrick, try this method - but before adding them, you may need to downsize the pix if they are too big , something like 650 x 500 is sort of preferred size, then :

    To add pix to a typed reply on the Forum, when you’ve finished the typing, leave the cursor where you want the pix to go, hit the "Go Advanced" button, and then the "Manage Attachments" button. You then use the "Browse" button to look for the pix you wish to upload, and having found a pic hit the "Upload" button, and then repeat this for as many pix as you wish to upload, then hit "Submit Reply" when you’re ready to do so

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  5. #5 Re: Carpet, bit of fancy flooring instead of the rubber mats 
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    Images should be there now, for some reason the forum is forcing the image load from https depsite the embed links being set to http. I've therefore installed an SSL certificate on my hosting. You should be able to see images now!
    Last edited by Patrick; 07-05-2020 at 10:39 PM. Reason: typos
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    Yep working for me now.

    Well done.

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  7. #7 Re: Carpet, bit of fancy flooring instead of the rubber mats 
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    Hi Patrick,
    Your carpets and car looking good.

    I have never tried them but there are companies on eBay advertising to do “Carpet Whipping Edging Binding”. It headlines £3 per metre but I suspect it is more when you look into the detail. It looks like the carpets you buy in Halfords. But I doubt it is rot proof.
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  8. #8 Re: Carpet, bit of fancy flooring instead of the rubber mats 
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    Thanks, will have a look. Woolies do have various edge trims for jags, but those are not marked rot proof either. It may need some sewing machine work with the right thread type to put an edge on it.
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