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vehicle / car zone--YOUR HANDYMAN ZONE!
Cars / Trucks /
Carpet, as part of the vehicle's interior, has a
Tools / Materials (See Below for
So, one day you're in your vehicle and you notice
there's a glaring hole in part of the interior carpet! You wonder
how it happened--a cigarette burn, a previously carried sharp-edged
object--who may have done it, and then immediately lead to
contemplate on how to repair the carpet so as to make the hole no
more! Your insurance deductible is probably too high to cover such a
repair or replacement, much less it may not be covered under your
insurance policy at all. Then, you decide to resort to a relatively
cheap fix that you can live with, and, hence, you're here for that
Caution: When dealing with chemicals, such as
those found in cement glue, and sharp objects, such as a carpenter's
knife, make sure you take precautions;
read all product manufacturer instructions.
For a quick and inexpensive fix, you'll need to
take the following steps:
Examine the hole
in the carpet to approximately gauge its diameter; it is
strongly recommended to use a tape measure to better gauge the
size so that your cut-out replacement, as noted below, will
likelier be a better fit.
all of the interior carpet to best determine from which place
can you cut a piece of the same carpet to be used to cover the
hole that needs to be repaired. It goes without saying that you
should identify relatively hidden parts of your interior carpet
that are not normally seen on a daily basis from which you will
be able to reap a piece of replacement carpet without causing
more visual harm than need be. A good place is interior
carpet floor underneath the seats of your vehicle.
deliberation, it's time to cut: Using a carpenter's knife,
or, if not available, a hobby knife, cut a small piece of carpet
from the relatively hidden part of your vehicle's interior
carpet (remember, a good place would be underneath the seats),
making sure that as you cut that you keep in mind the size and
shape of the hole that needs to be covered, cutting accordingly.
Next, bring the
carpet cut-out replacement taken from the relatively hidden part
of your vehicle' interior carpet and place it over the hole:
It should adequately cover the hole, with no gaps. If not exact,
it's a lot better for the cut-out to be a bit bigger than the
hole as opposed to being somewhat smaller to the extent gaps are
shown; if a bit bigger, you can also modify the cut of the
cut-out by cutting strips away until you are satisfied with the
size in relation as to how well it covers the hole.
Once you are set
with the carpet cut-out replacement, you must focus on how it
will be attached with the use of clear liquid cement that can be
purchased at virtually any home improvement store or online. Per
the manufacturer's instructions, evenly apply the cement product
on the metal that bears the hole and on the under part of the
cut-out, followed by immediately and carefully placing this
cut-out over the hole so as to cover it and then pressing on
this cut-out for initially at least a couple o minutes.
Depending on the form in which the liquid cement comes, either
in a squirt bottle or a small container, you will apply the
liquid cement accordingly, following the respective
manufacturer's instructions. (For the container liquid
cement version, you may have to us some sort of a paint brush
that must immediately be cleaned upon use.)
a dampened rag/cloth to immediately clean up any liquid-cement mess,
and, in the same breath, make sure you immediately wash your hands
should you come into contact with the liquid cement.
Make sure you do
a good job of pressing on the carpet cut-out replacement once
it's over the hole to make sure it is in place for proper
curing; refer to the liquid-cement product manufacturer's
instructions as to curing time.
Make sure that,
overall, the top fiber portions of the carpet cut-out
replacement, once in place, are not somehow damaged by excessive
liquid cement contact, and, if need be, use the dampened cloth to wash
away any liquid cement. The carpet cut-out
replacement should blend in relatively nicely with the rest of
the interior carpet.
All in all, following the above steps will help
you do away with any holes in your vehicle's interior carpet..
Handyman Zone Team