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    Painting carpet

    Has anyone used duplicolor fabric paint on their carpet? I'm thinking about painting it black. I know a detailer who says he does it all the time. I'm just wondering if anyone else has with good results.

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    I have tried it before - be sure the carpet is spotless for the best color change. I have also known people that have used regular spray paint to dye the carpet.
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    cool thanks. i've heard of people using regular spray paint also. i'm wondering if the fabric paint would hold up better.

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    actually the spray paint made to stick to plastic should work as well as the fabric paint
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    I had a friend use RIT dye and pots of boiling hot water in a kiddie splash pool from Wal-Mart. Seemed to work pretty well.

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    Where can I find a decent carpet for my first gen other than the junk yard. Has any used a carpet off a different vehicle with some trimmimg herend there?

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    Tons of company's online still have them for under $150 new.

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    I used this company for an old Impeza, fit OK but you definitely have to trim it a bit and have a heat gun to massage it into place.

    http://www.stockinteriors.com/items....p_Truck_Carpet

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    When I bought both of my 4x4's, the first thing I did was remove the carpet, suspend it from a clothes line and take the pressure washer to it. They both cleaned up surprisingly well. Unless yours is really ripped up, you might want to give it a try. You obviously want to use the widest spray nozzle and hit it from both sides. I had a little berm of mud under mine when I finished, it's amazing how much dirt the carpet can hold.
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    Auto custom carpets make the best fitting carpets for the 1st gen trucks and if you watch on ebay, sometimes they go cheap - the last one I bought was like 80 shipped, and it was even the color I wanted.
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    sweet, i ripped mine out a while back because I spilled old gear oil on it. Might try cleaning it, see how that goes.

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    the dye is wayyyy better (aerosol)avail at napa 1 12 dollar can should do it but two would leave you some for other parts its also for vinyl and about
    the gear lube try purple power/stuff thats what i used when i stepped on a full jug of gear oil in my ram 1500 after using a gallon and multiple vacums&scrubbing it dosent smell any more

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