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    Painting Your Car's Carpet 101!

    Okay guys, I have wanted to change my carpet color for a long time. My car had hideous stained up tan carpet. 10 years will do that to a floor. After a battery tipped over and spilled acid all over my passenger side I figured it was time for new carpet.

    I purchased used carpet off of Ebay but it was gray. (There are very few places to get my carpet for less than 500 bucks.)

    After researching, I realized how incredibly little info was on the internet about changing your carpet color.

    I watched this video and got hyped up originally...
    Auto Carpet Dye & Automotive Carpet Dye - YouTube

    After reading through comments it became apparent that this was not a solution to changing color, only revitalizing your current color.

    So what other options are there? Here's what I did and I am extremely impressed with the results.



    I read alot of amazon reviews and this stuff seemed to be the best for what I was trying to do. There really wasn't anything at all about someone using it on their carpet, but they used it on upholstery and said it works better than the competition. (I don't have the nuts to paint my seats, so i cannot give my opinion on that.)

    This paint can be found at almost all auto parts stores. I went to autozone, advanced, and O'Reilly and found it at all of them. Its about 6 bucks a can and it took two cans to do my entire carpet.

    Here's what i started with.




    Make sure it is extremely clean. I cannot give my opinion on shampooing the carpet and what not because I did not have to do so. But I would at least give it a thorough vacuuming.

    Then you lay it out and go to town. Its just like painting anything else. Run in strips, and don't worry too much about dousing it at first. Do it in layers.

    Here's a video I made of doing it. ( I know it seems like monkey science but I have seen many people spray paint... and its obvious that it's not common sense to everyone.)

    Painting carpet - YouTube






    Here's a close up of the fibers. It doesn't dry hard and tacky. Mine feels like carpet should feel like. In fact it is softer than my old carpet was lol.



    It took about 30 minutes to dry and I was good to go.

    I did not take pictures of me ripping out my old carpet. Mostly because it was such a pain and utter misery in 90 degree Louisiana heat. But after a days worth of work and a race to beat the the sun going down....

    Here's the results.




    I think it looks great.

    I am not going to lie, the project was a pain when it came to ripping out the old carpet and putting in the new. I feel even worse for the people who have to take out their old to paint it and put it back in.

    But on the bright side I got paid to do it. As I found around 20 bucks in change under my seats and what not lol.

    Hope this helps you guys it, it's a good little project for someone trying to make their car look alot better but not having a huge pocket book.



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    Re: Painting Your Car's Carpet 101!

    nice nice nice




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    Re: Painting Your Car's Carpet 101!

    What car




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    2004 honda accord



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    Re: Painting Your Car's Carpet 101!

    That looks great! I was always curious but iffy about how well it would turn out on a vehicle's interior.. I need a beater to try it on.




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    Re: Painting Your Car's Carpet 101!

    I have also noticed that if you bend it while putting it in it shifts the fibers and can show the old color. I am going to try to touch it up with out taking it out the car and report back with the results. You can see what I am talking about on the left side by the gas and trunk lever.



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    Re: Painting Your Car's Carpet 101!

    Quote Originally Posted by dubeeyu View Post
    That looks great! I was always curious but iffy about how well it would turn out on a vehicle's interior.. I need a beater to try it on.
    Well I was the Guinea pig. It works great. No reason to be wary lol.



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    Re: Painting Your Car's Carpet 101!

    My brother got an old beat up Honda so we are definitely going to paint the carpet lol




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    Re: Painting Your Car's Carpet 101!

    Do you think it would help to use a stiff bristle brush to pull it back as you spray it from say four directions/coats from front to back, back to front, left to right and right to left? This looks like an awesome product if there was a way to get a really even coverage! BTW your came out quite nice! Now it time to see how well it holds up! might help to throw down some floor mats to reduce wear in the high traffic spots.




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    Re: Painting Your Car's Carpet 101!

    Again, what vehicle?




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    Re: Painting Your Car's Carpet 101!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chad1 View Post
    Again, what vehicle?
    He said above 04 HONDA ACCORD



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    Re: Painting Your Car's Carpet 101!

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    Again, what vehicle?
    Quote Originally Posted by Chad1 View Post
    What car
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    2004 honda accord
    lol



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    Re: Painting Your Car's Carpet 101!

    Quote Originally Posted by goingdef View Post
    Do you think it would help to use a stiff bristle brush to pull it back as you spray it from say four directions/coats from front to back, back to front, left to right and right to left? This looks like an awesome product if there was a way to get a really even coverage! BTW your came out quite nice! Now it time to see how well it holds up! might help to throw down some floor mats to reduce wear in the high traffic spots.
    Floor mats are definitively coming soon, just trying to find some decent quality ones because my last ones ******. As for the brush, i have no idea. I think this worked pretty good for what i did lol.



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    Re: Painting Your Car's Carpet 101!

    I assuming there isn't much odor? I would be afraid to drive after having the car locked up all night and pass out while driving.




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    Re: Painting Your Car's Carpet 101!

    In for seeing how durable it is. Have you considered doing the seats?

    ---------- Post added at 10:29 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:28 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by R34P3R View Post
    I assuming there isn't much odor? I would be afraid to drive after having the car locked up all night and pass out while driving.
    lol pussy itt...I remember when my car used to reek of fiberglass resin for weeks.





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