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Old 08-10-2010, 05:07 PM   #41
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Sorry to dig up a old thread. I ordered my DIY Herculiner kit and I will have my car done in a few days.


I got so fed up with having to mess with my carpet. I order the kit in black and will be doing the transmission tunnel and floor. I am going to keep the stock dash, center console and carpet up on the rear shelf. Should turn out pretty nice.
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Sorry to dig up a old thread. I ordered my DIY Herculiner kit and I will have my car done in a few days.


I got so fed up with having to mess with my carpet. I order the kit in black and will be doing the transmission tunnel and floor. I am going to keep the stock dash, center console and carpet up on the rear shelf. Should turn out pretty nice.
I think keeping the rear shelf carpet is the way to do it. Trying to do everything would end up not looking very good. If I get tired of carpet, I'm going to do the same thing. Post pics when it is done.
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:24 PM   #43
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Ugly as ****. Get **** carpet squares cut and throw those in the floor if you're gutted.
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I just got a email from the store I order the paint from, black is out of stock and will not available for another 2 days. They asked me if I interested in a few other colors and red popped up. Now i'm sort of on the fence. Black or red...ehh, probably black.

One of my E30 buddies did this in his daily and it dramatically lowered the noise and heat from his car. His 4" downpipe would still cook your feet with the carpet, not with the bed liner.

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I think keeping the rear shelf carpet is the way to do it. Trying to do everything would end up not looking very good. If I get tired of carpet, I'm going to do the same thing. Post pics when it is done.
Yeah for sure, I want to keep it looking nice. I will make sure I post pics of the entire process.

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Ugly as ****. Get **** carpet squares cut and throw those in the floor if you're gutted.
It will look fine, probably better than carpet. The car is not gutted: stock dash, console, rear shelf carpet.
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****, be careful with that stuff. If it's the same as the 2-part epoxy liner I used 13 years ago, you'll never get it off *anything*. I made the mistake of doing a messy job on a 914 a week before taking a trip, and I spent the entire 2-week vacation with people staring at my hands. "Mommy, what's wrong with his hands?" "Don't stare It was probably an accident at a factory" I got some on the bathtub while cleaning up and it was still there 5 years later when my parents sold their house.

FWIW, it turned out great. I covered over any bolt holes in the floor pan with duct tape and painted the stuff right on. One big rust hole under the driver's seat was covered with a piece of tarp and duct tape, then painted over. It was fine 2 years later.

I'd definitely do it again. It ain't pretty, but it looked impressively functional in the crazy yellow 914. In fact...it might be fun to do a totally waterproof Miata interior. Ditch the top and just store a big rain poncho in there.
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http://www.lizardskin.com/
This is what I will be using.
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Get before and after weights.

If anyone is still interested in getting their interior rinolined. We just did our truck.

We went with linex, we liked the finer pattern. The entire 8' bed was <$400. I believe a good portion of the cost is in "prep". Everywhere that is lined has to be sanded first, then masked. If a DIY guy did all the prep, I bet it would be very reasonable.

Also, shop around. Some shops value their "time" much more than others. We found a wide spectrum of quotes.
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The rigs I've been in that are rhino lined sound like tin cans. My carpet was trashed in the floorboard area, so I covered the bottom of some homemade diamond plate mats in Velcro. It is now permanently attached to the carpet, so even if tech wants to try to pull it up, they can't (unless they take the carpet with it).
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I can. It's thicker amd stronger, more ****/thick felt then the stock loop pile carpet. That being said it doesn't form nearly as nicely as stock carpet, looks "loose". Get gospeed or na6cguy (i think) to show you a pic, if they're the ones I'm thinking of, you can tell the difference. Obviously it's brand new though, and the color is amazing, my black was BLACK.
That would be nice for those of us with insulation under the carpet. I have FATMAT, and it is NICE. The tunnel is luke warm, and with the windows up, the car stays nice and cool. Roll the windows down, and the heat from the engine is IMMENSE, even on a cool night.
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Only thing keeping me from doing the same is the heat from the trans tunnel, as mine is still a daily driver. It's already hot enough in the summer, I don't need any help making my cabin an oven.
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Only thing keeping me from doing the same is the heat from the trans tunnel, as mine is still a daily driver. It's already hot enough in the summer, I don't need any help making my cabin an oven.
It will be just as good as carpet, if not better. I've had a few friends do it and it works fine.
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I'll be doing both carpet and lizard skin mainly for heat.
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