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Old 12-28-2020, 03:23 PM   #1
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My wife surprised me with new carpet for my 95 KC.
It has the mass backing. I know the mass backing is insulting and sound deadening but should I also put in a X-Mat or similar? I will probably also want to paint with a rust inhibitor.
What have you all done when replacing carpet ?
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Old 12-28-2020, 09:55 PM   #2
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Cool. What color? See my build if you want to go all the way.
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Nice that you wife supports your project. You can utilize the old carpet as a pattern for the new. Initially I cut away the minimum amount needed to lay the new in place, install, then trim for closer fitment. I used Exacto knives. Allow yourself plenty of time, this was not as easy as I had anticipated. I had also ordered some "by the yard" (2) from the same company to re-carpet the rear wall. I too bought the "mass backing", it is good for sound deadening, though mine was pleasant, not a bit "insulting", like yours. But my neighbor is quite rude, we expect that from people from Michigan, lol.
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nice that you wife supports your project. You can utilize the old carpet as a pattern for the new. Initially i cut away the minimum amount needed to lay the new in place, install, then trim for closer fitment. I used exacto knives. Allow yourself plenty of time, this was not as easy as i had anticipated. I had also ordered some "by the yard" (2) from the same company to re-carpet the rear wall. I too bought the "mass backing", it is good for sound deadening, though mine was pleasant, not a bit "insulting", like yours. But my neighbor is quite rude, we expect that from people from michigan, lol.
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Cool. What color? See my build if you want to go all the way.
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Do not destroy the old carpet. You will need it for a template so you can cut out the bolt holes, seat belt anchors and the shifter tunnel.
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Nice that you wife supports your project. You can utilize the old carpet as a pattern for the new. Initially I cut away the minimum amount needed to lay the new in place, install, then trim for closer fitment. I used Exacto knives. Allow yourself plenty of time, this was not as easy as I had anticipated. I had also ordered some "by the yard" (2) from the same company to re-carpet the rear wall. I too bought the "mass backing", it is good for sound deadening, though mine was pleasant, not a bit "insulting", like yours. But my neighbor is quite rude, we expect that from people from Michigan, lol.

What Nunya said. Allow plenty of time. The backing will provide some sound deadening, but the doors and roof are going to be your major sources of noise.
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What Nunya said. Allow plenty of time. The backing will provide some sound deadening, but the doors and roof are going to be your major sources of noise.
when I redid the headliner I used X met On the roof it definitely made a difference. I’m also using it on the inside of the doors and had thought about using it under the carpet. Just not sure if it was overkill with the mass backing or if it would cause me a problem in laying it
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if you have a MT be careful of the thickness around the shifter, it will want to knock your shifter out of gear, been there, had to go back and thin it out..
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