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Carpet protection ideas?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by muddin4fun, Dec 6, 2001.

  1. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    I like to have a decent looking truck that cleans up nice, but is still functional. That's why I'm going with stuff like a tougher paint so it will look nice, but I can still use it. I plan on going with a light grey interior, but dirt and mud will show up if I don't protect the carpet. Again, I like a nice looking truck, but I don't want to be afraid of using it. Any ideas on stuff that is good at keeping the carpet from being stained? Or should I go with tan interior? How would tan look with brushed aluminum instead of wood?

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    CARPET??? can someone explain this to me?



    when all else fails..............HIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG]

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    CARPET??? can someone explain this to me?

    i would go with the tan myself in hopes of disguising the dirt. my blazer had dark blue which did a fine job........as long as you were willing to vaccum it occasionaly.
    (don't let my wife see me use that "v" word!)



    when all else fails..............HIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG]

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    it's that fuzzy stuff that used to be on the floor!
     
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    I'd go with some of the carpeted moulded floormats/liners. You can get them with matching coloured carpet and they protect the carpet below, can take them out and hose em off. Maybe a pair for the front if it's mainly just you and a passenger and one for the rear (carpeted or not) if you wanna throw stuff back there.

    What I really liked when I saw it and what I hope to do is removable carpeting over a bedlined tub. A couple guys had a trail bike in the back of their K5. He had the tub lined and then the carpet held in along the edges with marine style grommets. Roll up the carpet and load the bike. Definitely not for the show-truck crowd, but it did look a hell of a lot better than matted old carpet and I like the idea of taking it out to hose things down.
     
  6. muddin4fun

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    I'm just carpeting the front and am gonna rhino line the back. Too much nasty stuff goes back there. [​IMG]

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  7. rampage

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    Have you looked into having it Scotch-Guarded™? I don't mean the stuff that comes in a spray can but professionally done. My seats came from the factory like that and when something spilled on them it would just puddle up and not soak into the fabric. Just a thought ...
     
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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    I'm just carpeting the front and am gonna rhino line the back. Too much nasty stuff goes back there.

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    The easiest way to eliminate that problem is to rhino line the front too, and forget about the carpet.

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  9. muddin4fun

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    But I don't wanna [​IMG]

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    Buy quality carpet, scotch gard it, then get a set of 'Weatherboots' if you can find them for our vintage rigs.........they are like floor mats but basically cover the footwell section of the front area when you are going to go 'muddin4fun' or just trying to pull a 5 ton truck out of a mud puddle............[​IMG]. Supposedly can hold a quart of water without spillage. And if you're really worried about staining carpets, go dark. I changed my original tan to charcoal grey/black and really feel it made a heck of a diff. My original carpet you can see on my site on the interior page...........fugly.

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  11. Pure Insanity

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    LMC carries these floor mats that are molded to the floor shape, and have a flare all the way around and is said to hold 2 gallons of liquid. My dad has some in his dually and they fit pretty good, and dont move around. He got his from a local parts store chain. (NAPA, Autozone, Discount) LMC lists them for $69.95 I personally am going to put in the vinyl floor set they carry, or Rhino Line it. No carpet for me. [​IMG]

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  12. jekbrown

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    bah! carpet?! May look cute, but when a couple gallons of muddy water spill in your rig, that carpet is looking less than sexy. Lots of fun trying to get all that moisture out from under the insulation to. yuck! Herculine it and forget about it. =) I did my whole tub and have no issues with water, mud, puke, poop, snow, rust, mildew, or anything else that makes carpet suck. When not wheeling, I have a set of cheap rubber floor mats up front and a runner in front of the rear seat. This set up has served me well. Pics in my webshots album...

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  13. Grim-Reaper

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    Best way to protect carpet is put it in a box and put the box in the store room. Rhino can be matched to most colors. Rhino it from front to back and then when it get's dirty you can garden hose it out.

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  14. UseYourBlinker

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    Lara you want carpet like mine (check link) ? I want a darker color...Too many stains &amp; it's hard to keep clean!


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    The Best Carpet Made...............................Hurculiner. ;-)


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  16. Esteban86K5

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    So how about a cheap way of doing this. Why not get your old carpet or scrap carpet from somewhere and attach some velcro to the back of it.(sticky side down of course) and throw it down when you go whelling. Yeah it's not purty but HEY WHO IS WHEN THEY ARE WHEELING????[​IMG] when you get home you just take it out hose it off and hang it up. It may get some mud on your "good" carpet but not as much as with no scraps. AND IT"S FREEEEEEE!!!!!

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    You guys crack me up !!! [​IMG][​IMG]

    You wheel your trucks less than 1% of the time and you want the interior gutted???? Guess that's OK for the trail only machines with no aesthetics. [​IMG] Not all of us here want a rig that we dent and thrash on rocks and think of as 'cool battle scars'. To each their own I guess.........

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    &gt;You wheel your trucks less than 1% of the time and you
    &gt;want the interior gutted???? Guess that's OK for the trail
    &gt;only machines with no aesthetics.

    An interior that is herc'ed/rhino'ed etc is FAR from having "no aesthetics"...its just a different aesthetic than that of a pretty boy rig. =p just playin'. In all seriousness though, most people that see my rig's interior (in person, or on webshots) think it looks purdy cool. Thats all well and good, but a tub that is mud/water/puke/pee/poop proof and hose-off-able is so damn functional that its well worth taking out the carpet and sponge...i mean...insulation. =) That functionality applies to the trail and the street.

    &gt;Not all of us here want a rig that we dent and thrash
    &gt;on rocks and think of as 'cool battle scars'.

    I don't *like* dents, but at the same time, they do come with the territory. I seriously wouldn't wheel at ALL if a dent was going to bother me...cause I don't care how cool a driver you are and no matter how kick butt your rig is, you drive on rocks a lot and eventually you're gonna get a dent (I 'spose those that wheel a rig that has no body at all dont apply!). Just my own personal outlook on the world.

    &gt;To each their own I guess.........

    on that, we agree entirely. =)

    happy wheelin!

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    Mines not trail only, but its not a daily driver either. I need to replace the carpet in mine, (someone cleaned it before I got it and the carpet and headliner are now an orangey-pink color) If I am gonna replace it,(well I will replace it) I would rather have vinyl floor mats, that I dont have to worry about getting into w/ muddy boots. I have thot about Rhino, but I am not totally sure about it yet. Vinyl, definately........... Rhino, maybe.

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    You wheel your trucks less than 1% of the time and you want the interior gutted????


    WOW I can't imagine posting that!!! someone having a bad day? I just checked out your webpage, looks like you herculined your rockers, etc.. was that for dent protection when you are wheeling? I think everyone here use's there trucks for what THEY want,,, me personally will NEVER take the K5 off road- some think Im an idiot for dumping money into lift/tires, etc.. when its a "mall Monster" But ya know what? I wouldn't have herculined my rockers- to each his own, everyone does what they think is best for there own rig, and what they use it for. Some people don't want carpet, others will pay big $$ for carpet. I for one would NEVER think of buying stuff that someone on here has,, BUT they probably would NEVER customize the interior of there's like I did mine--- remember all of our trucks are different, and we all love them for different reasons-- before jumping on someone' try to remember that... Just my .02 but I probably pissed someone off!

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