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Replacing Automotive Carpet
By Mike Bumbeck/
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Degree of DifficultyDifficult
Estimated Time300 minutes
300 minutes
Step 7 - Vacuum the floor pan to remove any lingering memories.
Vacuum the Floor Pan
Step 8 - Use the original carpet and floor pan measurements to measure, mark, then cut the new carpet. Better to cut too little than too much.
Use the Original Carpet and Floor Pan Measurements to Measure, Mark, Then Cut the New Carpet
Step 9 - On-car trimming may be required. Use a sharp utility or carpet knife.
Use a Sharp Knife if Trimming is Required
Step 10 - Oil the seat bolts and thread them into the holes before installing the carpet.
Oil the Seat Bolts and Thread Them into the Holes Before Installing the Carpet
Step 11 - Use a stapler to install any plastic guides or clips onto the replacement carpet.
Use a Stapler to Install Any Plastic Guides or Clips onto the Replacement Carpet
Step 12 - Find the seat bolts by feel. Cut an "X" on the bolt head. Poke the bolt through the carpet. Using a small screwdriver or pick as a drift pin is another method.
Find the Seat Bolts by Feel
Step 13 - Put everything back in the car now that the carpet is in place.
Put Everything Back in Now the Carpet Is in Place
Step 14 - Good as new.
Good as New
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