Love it, took me forever to do my carpet as well. I thought it would take me a weekend, turned out to be a few months. Quick question though, what did you do to the motor? Did you just wash it or wax? it looks brand new. Also, what buffing and polishing compound did you use? Looks great
Had some warm weather so I got a chance to work on the front deck today. I finally finished the last of the front lids today. Gradually over the past few weeks when I've managed time and motivation I finished stripping all the old adhesive off the deck and drilled out all the rivets holding the trim and worked on the lids . I probably have 25 hours in disassembly, stripping old adhesive and cutting and gluing the new carpet on the lids alone. The easiest part so far was getting the old carpet off the deck. I managed to work a corner loose and it just tore out no problem.
This is going to take some work:
It's just nasty:
What have I got myself in to:
Prob an easier way to do it, but it works:
A look at my template:
Stopping point today:
I was really hoping to cut and lay the front deck carpet today but the template took a lot longer to do than I anticipated (pretty much the story of this project). I'm REALLY hoping to eek some time in this week but I'm crushed this week with other obligations. Hopefully we get another warm snap or else this project will push itself in to the spring time. Not supposed to use this adhesive in less than 65 degree weather.
Had some daylight after work and managed to get a rough cut of the carpet for the front deck. I've gone over several ways in my mind to get to the final trim down, but am still unsure of the best way to go forward. I don't trust my template enough to make final cuts from it. I am contemplating going ahead and applying contact cement to carpet and deck, letting it dry totally, then using acetone in a spay bottle to reactivate it small sections at a time. I'll start with the front then work my way backwards, cutting and sizing once the front is stuck down. Good idea?
I just really liked how this looked in the setting sun