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New carpet... eBay or no no?

#1 Post by Black079 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:55 pm

Hey guys
Been thinking of splashing on some new carpets before putting my S1 RX7 back together... the old ones are OK (not originals either) but it seems a relatively inexpensive freshen up given the overall budget and fact the car is stripped already.

My questions are - are the eBay Moulded carpet offerings any good? Do they fit alright? What’s the quality like? Or where else to go / what are u up for?...

If the eBay quality is average I’d be tempted to get my own off the roll (understanding there is more work to fit if not moulded) but at least be able to get a much nicer product for similar $$?

OR Any other experience or suggestions?


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Re: New carpet... eBay or no no?

#2 Post by MrGenius » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:56 pm

I have only used the moulded carpets and have tried both of the 'bigger' name brand ones and they are both rubbish in terms of fit.
Be prepared to spend an endless amount of time working it to get it to fit so it looks reasonable.

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Re: New carpet... eBay or no no?

#3 Post by KYPREO » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:09 pm

^ I don't have personal experience but every review I have read on this site was to a similar effect.

How bad is the existing carpet? If it's not torn, then it may simply benefit from a very good clean and perhaps get the carpet redyed to address any faded spots. I have read about people using a pressure washer to clean it out with a very good result. I can't vouch for this personally but worth reading (googling) up on. I'm sure a interior detailer specialising in old cars would also have some recommendations or tricks up their sleeve.

Now's the time to do it because removing carpet properly is a complete pain in the ass since it is one piece across the trans tunnel and under the dash.

EDIT: thanks to the new similar topics feature, a good topic came out in the links below: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=179120

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