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Old 04-17-2012, 09:53 PM
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Tip of the day 4-17-12

Don't throw out those carpeted floor mats. They make awesome spill guards!

First off they are plastic lined on the back so nothing is going to soak thru. Then they have the carpet up top to soak up a BUNCH of spillage.

I had a few at home and tossed one under the pump/motor on my car when I added the brake fluid (then changed to ATF after I rebuilt the pump/motor an hour later. ) and spilled both without any worry messing up my nice Zoletone trunk.

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They make decent knee pads as well when your at the junk yard.
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Great idea. Thinking along the same idea you could keep one under the family car if it had an occasional drip. I know none of our hot rods would leak.

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Here's another use I found. I have one cut down to fit the top of my rollaround work cart, and the other on the bottom. I can toss tools or whatever on the cart and it doesn't damage anything, or leave a mess on the cart. I just shake them off every so often.
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Here's another use I found. I have one cut down to fit the top of my rollaround work cart, and the other on the bottom. I can toss tools or whatever on the cart and it doesn't damage anything, or leave a mess on the cart. I just shake them off every so often.
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They make decent knee pads as well when your at the junk yard.
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Yeah I always look around to find one too. Luckily they are always around.

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I have a couple of those mechanics kneeling pads. I wired a place that did the silkscreen on them and they gave me two years ago. Boy are they comfy! I keep one on the toolbox all the time!
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Oh heck yeah, around the house or at the shop I have REAL kneeling pads. I respect my body and I am not going to tear it up. But at the wrecking yard when you are caught without yours, one of these carpet mats works pretty good in a pinch.

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