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    Carpetting the boot install

    Hey guys,

    I'm about to start carpetting my boot install, whats the best way to attach to the custom box I've made, staples, glue??

    Also, I'm going to cover the base of my boot with carpet as it is a horrible vinyl covering at the moment, the current flooring is quite 'bumpy', am I best making a false floor for it out of thin board and attaching the carpet to this???

    Thanks for any help, not too good on this side of things.

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    Youv'e just about answered your own questions mate.

    For the box you want to spray adhesive onto both surfaces, wait for five to ten minutes (depending on adhesive) and press together, make sure the carpet is lined up though as it will be a bugger to remove again, you will only need staples around the edges if the carpet is thick.

    For the boot floor you want to make a template out of sections of cardboard to get the shape right and then transfer that shape to plywood or MDF (plywood being the lighter), then attach the carpet to it.

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    Nice one, cheers 2FastMR2, this is the parts I struggle with, the hardware/software side is easy as is the boot building itself, its just things like attaching the carpet I have no idea about lol

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    I used staples + glue.

    Stapled down two sides, then put some glue which take a while to set along the middle, then stretched it over, and stapled the other two sides.
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    I used a thin automotive carpet to cover the false floor in the trunk. Like 2Fast said, made a 2 templates out of cardboard, for the left and right side, cut the MDF to it. Depending on the car, a single piece MDF floor, wil not enter in the trunk, as it's too big. This was my case, so I cut a small pierce of it, so the MDF floor is actually made from two parts, a small one, and the big one, with the pc inside. I used an universal adhesive (not spray), waiting 15 minutes, and attached the carpet, previoulsy cut to shape, only to the big MDF piece(with the PC). Instaled it in the trunk, then I installed the second piece of the false floor (the small one), glued the remainig carpet to it. I didn't use any stappels, as I they were not necesarry. The carpet was cut an 2 cm bigger than the MDF floor, but the MDF floor was on the exact same size as the trunk, so the carpet it nicely tucked away in there.
    This was my case (with the 2 part floor), as the trunk opening was too small for the single piece MDF floor.
    Hope all works out for you!

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    A friend of mine got his whole trunk done professionally and they did everything with just spray adhesive.
    But don't take it from me! here's a quote from a real, live newbie:
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    Quote Originally Posted by evandude
    A friend of mine got his whole trunk done professionally and they did everything with just spray adhesive.

    Spray is what I'd recommend too, I just didn't have one then, just the one I used laying around...
    It's much easier to use!

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