Auto Carpet Replacement
You got a great deal on a “preowned” vehicle, but the carpeting in the car is simply a disaster. It's too far gone for stain removers so new carpeting is the best solution, but the Dealer wants to charge you an arm and a leg! A&K Detailing can get preformed carpet specifically for your car's make, model and color and install it with in a day for you.
Here why you will not want to "Do it Youself"
You will need to shop for carpet at an auto parts store or an auto carpet web site. But you will have make sure the carpet you buy is custom molded to fit your car's floor pan and hump. The type of carpet might include original factory features like a heel pad under the accelerator and brake pedal. Most auto carpet manufacturers offer a“mass backing” that duplicates the padding and rigidity of the factory carpet, and an economy“poly” backing. When the carpet arrives, you have unroll it and let it sit on a flat surface for at least two hours to lose its curl. While the carpet is“uncurling,” start removing the trim and seats to expose the old carpet for removal.
You will need to buy a shop manual that includes trim removal instructions and diagrams. Detach the door sill covers and remove the kick panels from the bottom of the front pillars for a non-professional this could take upto 2 hours.
Unscrew/unsnap all trim pieces from the seat tracks so you can get to the four nuts that secure the seat to the floor pan studs. You may also have to remove the seat belt anchor bolts (you may need Torx bits for these bolts). Then you will need to disconnect any electrical connectors under each seat and lift the seats up and out (call in a helper for this part). Then remove the rear seat cushion. If you have a console, remove the shifter knob and all the fasteners. Lift the console out of the vehicle and pull out the old carpet and pad.
Vacuum the floor pan and check for rust. Treat rusted areas with a rust converter and paint them with a rust-inhibiting paint. Using your old carpet as a template, trace the cutouts onto the new carpet with chalk who wants to do this?.
Move the carpet into the vehicle and double-check your cutout marks with the actual stud and anchor points on the floor pan if there wrong refer back to the first step and buy new carpet again. But if you're confident the marks are in the right places, cut X-shaped openings at each chalk mark. Fit the openings over the studs and feed the electrical cables through.
Cut off excess carpet at the door sills and apply a light coating of spray adhesive to the back of the carpet where it rides up onto the firewall. Then reinstall the seats and trim and reconnect the electrical connectors, Possible Time? ABOUT 6 to 8 HOURS OR LONGER.
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