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Plus 2 interior carpets

PostPost by: el torro » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:12 pm

Does anyone out there have a template for interior carpets,or fitting procedure ,I have a big roll of black carpet for cars and intend using it then buying footwell carpets
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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:06 pm

I made my own templates using heavy paper / card. Cut the carpet slightly larger as you can trim them when you fit. I used a blow torch to singe the edges. I also hand stitched my own vinyl edges - quite anal, but very rewarding :D
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PostPost by: Chancer » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:03 pm

KevJ+2 wrote: I used a blow torch to singe the edges. I also hand stitched my own vinyl edges - quite anal, but very rewarding :D


My sphincter is shrinking at the horror of it :lol:
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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:27 pm

Chancer wrote:
KevJ+2 wrote: I used a blow torch to singe the edges. I also hand stitched my own vinyl edges - quite anal, but very rewarding :D


My sphincter is shrinking at the horror of it :lol:


Yes I agree, but I can't think which is worse; the blow torch or the stitching
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PostPost by: el torro » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:43 pm

Lots of room for thought there :D
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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:11 am

Here's a pic of my templates. You only need make a set for one side and use the reverse for the other side. Unless you want to be completely anal and make two sets :mrgreen:

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