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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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Advice on replacing my carpets

The carpeting in my C4 is clean but faded. Especially in the hatch area. Prior owner says car was garaged, but it actually looks pinkish in the light, and I like to enter local car shows, so it's got to be replaced.

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1. Go to an Upholstery shop and let them replace it using their own sources.
2. Order from Ecklers and/or others (15% off sale today for Valentine's day) and then take it to Upholstery shop and pay labor for them to install.
3. Do I get Mass Back (rubber backing) or Cutpile ($100 cheaper at Ecklers & poly backing?
4. Should I put the under carpet insulation (1/8" thick and according to the catalog at Ecklers, an easy fit)?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 10:06 AM
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why not buy it and install yourself? its not difficult
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 12:06 PM
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If you buy premolded carpet and it fits, then it pretty easy. The key is to buy from a quality supplier. I did mine and even thought it was a c-3, it wasnt very difficult. I have heard horror stories of carpeting that didnt fit, thus the problem.. I left mine out in the sun to be pliable and workable. went in pretty well.

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Purchase and install yourself. Definitely buy the mass back. I did install an insulation under the carpet. It was not the expensive Dynomat, but was a 1/4" dense foam with both sides foil-backed. I used foil tape on the seams. It helps keep out the heat and sound. If you are interested, I can lookup who I got the insulation from. It was pre-cut.
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