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Old 07-25-2003, 05:25 PM
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How to "mold" carpet

Hey People(tired of saying guys/gals)...
I was wondering what is necessary in molding a custom carpet. I read that Krist recommends Porsche Silver something (can't remember the whole name), but I have a huge tranny tunnel and driveline tunnel. I'm no where close to interior, but still would like to know how it's done. I've read that you have to cut and sew, but what do you use to sew it together. I don't think you would use regular thread, but I know nothing about it. Also, since I would be doing a total custom setup, how do I get to stay on the floor? Sorry for asking a question that I really don't need answered yet, but I wanted to know and couldn't find anything like it when I did some searches.

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Old 07-25-2003, 06:34 PM
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I only recommend Porsche Sliver Knit if you want a SEAMLESS floor, if you dont mind edges and seams, than any carpet will work. Its basically trial an error, let me think about an easy way to explain this process a bit.....
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I only recommend Porsche Sliver Knit if you want a SEAMLESS floor, if you dont mind edges and seams, than any carpet will work. Its basically trial an error, let me think about an easy way to explain this process a bit.....
I wonder if that's what Paul Atkins uses in his floors to make them SEAMLESS ?

Here are a few pics I have of Pauls work. I have to bind the carpet most of the time.

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Old 01-12-2004, 05:19 PM
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Yeah, thats porsche sliver knit carpet. I can tell just by looking at it.

Thats what i used on this carpet.

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where do you buy Porsche silver carpet??
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Old 02-27-2004, 08:45 PM
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Its SLIVER knit.

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That's a nice carpet Krist did you do the rest of the interior? That brake and gas pedal is a little scarry though. The gas is on the right side of the column and the brake on the left. You'd have to be a two footed driver.
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That's a nice carpet Krist did you do the rest of the interior? That brake and gas pedal is a little scarry though. The gas is on the right side of the column and the brake on the left. You'd have to be a two footed driver.
No kidding, I can't believe anyone would build a car like that. That is one of the classic no-no's.

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The factory uses a large mold and steam to mold the carpet to shape. Not sure you could duplicate the procedure at home without a significant investment in tooling.
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Old 02-29-2004, 04:54 PM
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Yeah, i did the rest of the interior. The pedals were rediculous.
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