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Boot Carpet Templates required please

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Hi Ian, I had a set made a few weeks back from new and old Lotus carpets. I can get another set made up if you need one? they were all edge in sae way and even had the button poppers attached.

Here's a picture of the full set.

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I have an original set of carpets that someone on here very kindly sent me - if anyone else would like to use them as a template let me know and I'll pass them on.

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Those carpets look nicely done.

I made my own - materials about £60. I'm guessing it took me about 8 hours to do - the edging is very fiddly. It would probably take me half that if I did it again. So, at £40 an hour........

You need some really good quality glue - heat resistant. Mine started lifting after just a couple of months despite having what was touted as high temp contact.

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These cost me about £100 for them to get made. I have have these made again if anyone is interested?

I wasn't that bothered with my old boot carpet. Afterall it's only a boot but when I had these made, I was quite impressed. I think the edging makes a difference.

Regards,

David Walters

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Simon

In your experience what glue would you recommend? I've got some of the same black thin cord carpet like I remember you fitted and I've been thinking about either using that Timebond stuff that's like a semi solid gel or some of that spray carpet adhesive. Never thought about needing heat resistant adhesive until I spotted your post.

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Wilf,

If these are for an S3? then I would like to borrow them for templates. Can you PM me your details and I will give you a call.

Trevor.

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Thats Probably what i'm looking for too a loan of templates then i can source colour and material myself.

I know 'hylandmotorsport' has a set of templates but unable to private message him !

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The heat resistant glue I bought was from Wollies. Just like timebond etc, but still doesnt seem up to the job. I'm on the lookout for some more

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Have you tried making them? I find it easy using clear vinyl (1mm or so) from the hardware store. Use a felt pen and initially mark it slightly oversize before your first cut. With the clear vinyl you can get very precise and sometimes better than original.

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Apologies! I volunteered mine and promptly did nothing about it. I'll take my templates this afternoon and post on ASAP.

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I have my templates now and the old carpet set is packaged ready for post tomorrow - sorry this took so long, the lotus competes with time vs the house currently.

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Thanks again, know what you mean ! I'm Trying to get the chrome roof edging done between poor weather, time with my Daughter and jobs at home too.

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This weekend I've finally found myself with enough time to replace the carpets in the boot on my S3 which I've been meaning to do faor a couple of months. Job finished so I've got my old ones available as a template just in case someone else finds themselves in the same position as Ian.

I used the same heat resistant glue as Simon in the end, lets hope it does what it says on the tin.

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Choppa,

Can I have your old carpets to pattern please.

Regards Trevor.

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Trev

Absolutely no problem my friend, I did try and send you a PM as I remembered you had asked earlier on the thread, but the system rejected the mail as your inbox was full.

I'll post them to you if you need them quickly or I could bring them along at the next Ace Cafe meeting if you are going, I certainly owe you for when you helped me out with the tensioner from your Eclat last year!

PM me if you want them posted.

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Does anyone still have the templates for the carpet sets? For an S2. Would be greatly appreciated!

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