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carpet installation/floor moisture

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MudNurI, Nov 12, 2001.

  1. MudNurI

    MudNurI 1/2 ton status

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    For those of you that have replaced your carpet- here's a question for you- The carpet I am ordering, has the 'moisture/sound' barrier foam pad stuff included - is there any other stuff that should be put down first? I am VERY worried about rust from my snow covered boots, since the floors were just redone. they were fixed, and primered, then 2 coats of flat black rustoleum on top of the primer, should I be concerned, and buy some stuff in addition or just use the carpet pad kit? I don't want to "rhinoline" the inside, $$ issue, but maybe you guys can tell me what you did?

    thanks!
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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I opted to not have carpet. I coated the floor with a do it yourself bedliner. If i was more concerned with creature comfort I would run some carpeted mats for the footwells and leave it at that. I hate rust and blame wet carpets for my floors...

    Rene

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  3. TX Mudder

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    This probably doesn't help you now, but this is what I did.
    I bought the POR-15 and put it down. Great stuff.
    I personally ordered a thick rubber mat instead of carpet, but I don't see why apret could install over POR. You have the floor shifter and seat and door sills, etc. to hold it down (I don;t think much of anything will stick to cured POR.)
    Good luck!
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  4. Hossbaby50

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    Thats what I did when I put in my new carpet. I didn't use any adhesives, I just let the seat mounts, door sills, shifter covers, etc. hold the carpet down. It has worked well so far. The carpet moves a little, but nothing horrible. And it looks a hell of a lot better then the old carpet that had huge holes in it.

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    Oh ya, if your worried about rust, I would just put on some more coats of rustoleum. Or bed line it and then put the carpet in.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     
  6. CaptCrunch

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    I would suggest POR15... awsome stuff. I have my interior truck pretty much undercoated in it and it has done a great job. (And it has no protection from snow and salt) It is awsome stuff... very tough and is awazing at keeping metal sealed against water.

    -Mikey
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  7. muddin4fun

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    I would do what tRustyK5 said. The bedliner stuff will insulate it pretty good. And it is sealed and you can just hose it out. POR -15 is some good stuff too!

    Peace and stuff [​IMG],

    Muddin

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  8. Rowdysr

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    I put on the bedliner stuff. Then I installed the metalic coated insulation. Then the new carpet. It's quiet and it looks great! No more wet carpet either. GOOD LUCK
     
  9. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I have my entire interior herculined. Works well, and its cheap...compared to rhino-lining a fullsize rig anyway. I used about 2 gallons to do it, I got one can on sale for $70...so it wasnt to bad. No rust probs since then, and if I ever mess it up, i can always just glob some more herc on it. =) My link below has pictures...

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