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nick9one1

posted on 9/3/17 at 11:01 AM Reply With Quote
stretch carpet

Has anyone used this in a kitcar?



looks to give a nice fit/finish but I'm not sure how well it would wear.

Its very cheap!

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pekwah1

posted on 9/3/17 at 11:40 AM Reply With Quote
I think this also goes by the name "acoustic carpet".

It's a lot thinner than regular carpet, and usually used for parcel shelf/headliner applications, and will be glued into place.
I have actually used it on the interior side panels of my kit car which i think looks pretty smart, not sure i would want to use it on the floor as i'm not sure it's the most durable, and too thin to use on it's own for a removable application.

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benchmark51

posted on 9/3/17 at 12:21 PM Reply With Quote
I have a transit minibus that is fully lined with it, roof, cupboards and door panels. It's good stuff, various colours can be had too. Definitely not for floors. I use carpet tiles for that, cut to fit. Cheap and easy to clean and replace.

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Mash

posted on 9/3/17 at 02:07 PM Reply With Quote
Yup, as above, used it in my transit for walls and headlining, pretty easy to fit, and seems to work well.

I've used it on various inner panels on my Indy, and it does look smart. I also recovered my GRP sets with it. Only this winter, so yet to see how well that goes.

I have cheap carpet from one of the big carpet showrooms on the floor of the Tranny, and may well go to carpet tiles......

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loggyboy

posted on 9/3/17 at 02:10 PM Reply With Quote
IF its anything like the acoustic carpet I used to use to make parcelshelf with speakers under in my yooth - it fluffs badly and gets very thin on areas where rubbed against regularly.






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ian locostzx9rc2

posted on 9/3/17 at 05:25 PM Reply With Quote
As said great for side panels and headlining but not very durable for floor carpet if just fitted this carpet in my hotrod including floors but I have fitted rubber mats in the foot wells so will see how it wears
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posted on 10/3/17 at 06:55 AM Reply With Quote
I've done it, but it's very thin. I've just re carpeted a caterham and the thicker carpet I used was much easier to use bizarrely. I only carpeted the back panel, the transmission tunnel and the boot floor. Looks great.
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nick9one1

posted on 10/3/17 at 01:04 PM Reply With Quote
Hmm look like its not a good idea then!

This is what I want to carpet-

I was thinking of using a single piece, wrapping over central tunnel across both footwells.


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