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Hi,

 

I received a standard unfolded carpet set from rimmer brothers for my Triumph GT6 MK3 and also a complete underfelt carpet set. I was wondering what the process is when fitting the underfelt to the body of the car? What adhesive glue do you use and do you stick it straight onto the body? And also what adhesive to use when sticking the carpet to the underfelt?

 

Also is the underfelt sufficient enough for sound deadening? 

 

Thanks hope you can help! 

 

Jim.

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most would use aerosol of carpet adhesive,    from most DIY stores, 

its like an impact adhesive  srpray on both and sticks like sh!t to a blanket ,  wear gloves

 

I would glue the carpet to the felt if you stick it to the floor   you wreck it if it need removal

 

sills and kick boards glue direct to the car

 

if they are loose fit bound edges they will likely need some positive screw or button fixing or the footwells will ruck up and move about 

 

Pete

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most would use aerosol of carpet adhesive,    from most DIY stores, 

its like an impact adhesive  srpray on both and sticks like sh!t to a blanket ,  wear gloves

 

I would glue the carpet to the felt if you stick it to the floor   you wreck it if it need removal

 

sills and kick boards glue direct to the car

 

if they are loose fit bound edges they will likely need some positive screw or button fixing or the footwells will ruck up and move about 

 

Pete

 

Thanks Pete for that information it is most helpful.

 

Regards,

 

James.

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Hello James.

 

I have used a specific contact adhesive by a company called MARTRIM for carpet & headlining. It's excellent stuff. 

 

They are UK based, in Sandbach Cheshire. 

 

I normally get a couple of 500ml aerosol tins when at the big classic car shows such as Beaulieu etc; depending what job lies ahead of me. 

 

Have not checked Ebay etc.

 

Hope that assists ??

 

Regards.

 

Richard.


 

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James, 

When I did my GT6 I was reluctant to glue/screw and used wide strips of velcro instead.  Means no damage to anything if/when removing carpets and has held everything in place no problems.  Only place it did not work particularly well was the inner rear wheel arches but that was more down to the carpet shape and the roll bar.

Dick

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Hi classic life and Dick thank you for your posts.

 

I have purchased 3 500ml cans of carpet aerosol and have the carpet ready but just need to get the electrics in place etc.

The velcro idea is interesting and I will look into this.

 

Thanks! 

 

James.

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In my 1988 Rolls-Royce the carpets are held by press studs and the door kick-plate (just tucked under so no need to unsrew).

Where two sections meet, they have velcro on a flap that holds the two pieces together neatly.

I can literally remove all the carpets in a minute or two without undoing a single screw, especially as the carpets are designed and cut so they come out in sections with having to remove seats...... -_-

 

A straightforward and simple way of fitting carpets, I don't under stand why all manufacturers don't use the same method rather than this nonsense of having to remove plates, remove seats, cowlings and generaly be a contortionist, only to find part is glued and never goes back just right once unpeeled.

 

It takes much longer to hoover my Rolls carpets than the time taken to both remove and replace them, which is how it should be! Unlike the Herald where it takes five times longer to just remove the things to hoover once out.... :wacko:

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