Carpet troubles - How to fix

9 years 3 months ago #27214 by cjj
I was looking for a way to stop the age old problem of the carpet popping out at the edges. It ruins the look of the car every time you get out and there is a bit of cream foam staring at you.





So I bought some of this from Halfords to stick the edge of the carpet down.



Extra strength hook and loop sticky backed Velcro.

I cut a length to cover the curve.



Placed it under the edge of the carpet and used a marker pen to mark the edge of the curve.



And trimmed it to suit



Cut a length of the opposite Velcro and stuck them together



And trimmed that to match



Next I pulled the edge of the carpet out and cleaned the metal with thinners to degrease it.



And did the same to the carpet



I then removed the backing from one side of the Velcro



and carefully stuck it to the metal so that it followed the curve.



Stick the opposite piece of the Velcro to the inside of the carpet.



And push the carpet back into place.



It should now stay where you put it.

Do the same to the passenger side and there should be no more swearing

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9 years 3 months ago #27217 by David Aiketgate
Nice one. :thumbsup:

I did try this a while ago, but it didn't last long. The velcro stuck to its opposite well but the adhesive came off the metal bodywork.

I forgot to clean the surfaces before applying the velcro, so it was probably my own fault. :yesnod:

David
:shrug:

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9 years 3 months ago #27219 by cjj
It might happen. Only time will tell. ;)

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9 years 3 months ago #27221 by dazlightyear
the best way to stop this problem is as follows.most other car makers used black plastic plugs with a large head that pushed into pre drilled holes.glueing the carpet will not work.Rover bless them never got the hang of carpets in cars and always made them too small.when you put your feet on the carpet it tugs and moves the carpet.hence why it comes away.so the best bet is scrap yard find a vauxhall or ford,then look in the boot and then you will so the plastic clips.we have tried loads of fixes but this is the only one that works.Rover found it cheaper to stick the carpet then to drill three holes on each side and use button clips.The carpets always wear around the gas pedal because they didnt put enough foam behind it.The mgf was a good car but built on the cheap.silly little things let them down.carpets in one of them

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9 years 3 months ago #27222 by David Aiketgate
Oddly this only happens on the driver's side on ours. :shrug:
I do have another 'fix' under test at the moment. :thumbsup: So we'll see how that goes.

David
:shrug:

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9 years 3 months ago #27231 by Tigger
Mine's been a better fit since i replaced the under carpet felt with closed cell foam - i think it's thicker than the original so lifts the carpet up, closing the gaps.


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9 years 3 months ago #27264 by adamelphick

Tigger wrote: Mine's been a better fit since i replaced the under carpet felt with closed cell foam - i think it's thicker than the original so lifts the carpet up, closing the gaps.


I did a similar thing in Meg using the underlay from Fleur as I broke her up.. double thickness raised the carpets up enough to keep the carpets in place. The knock on was it also stopped some road noise!

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9 years 1 month ago #29226 by David Aiketgate
How's this solution coming on Clive?
Is it still working?:shrug:

David
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8 years 9 months ago - 8 years 9 months ago #40448 by MGF MARK
Hi

Just thought id share this with you as to save money



My carpet was ripped at the foot well so I removed the carpet and sewed it back together

Making sure that the pile was covering the threads

Then I covered the back of the carpet with evostick and covered in duck tape and then added some more evostick, shaped the carpet to the correct shape during the glue going off,

Now I have a carpet with no rips and looks good as new

mad about cars and bikes :)
if it aint broke dont fix it :)
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8 years 1 month ago #78168 by FlyFifer
My carpet is coming away too, and I liked your suggestion, Can I ask how far from the carpet retaining strip did you drill your holes? I don't think that there is anything "in the way" but I don't want drill the holes too deep or in the wrong place. I like the idea of packing out underneath the carpet as well, as mine are clearly too small. Do you have an opinion on that? Thanks!

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8 years 1 month ago #78169 by Softly~Softly
I have full carpets for sale if anyone is interested :yesnod:

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8 years 1 month ago #78180 by GOLDIE
Best thiing for holding your carpet up or back, ebay Item number: 270817687016

choose colour and size (also hard top roof linning)
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