Below Sill and Aluminum Floor Carpeting - Pics/How To/Etc.
- Covered the aluminum ribbed floor of my car with carpet (I just like the look of full floor carpet and it protects the aluminum.
- Added Carpeting below the sill and ABOVE the touring pack side sill carpeting.
The floor is easy - make a template of paper, cut your carpet, velcro in. Easy.
Here are DETAILED instructions with tools you need and sources for the side sills.
1. Make template using paper. Or, I've taken paper templates of mine. I'm happy to send them to you. Say, 5 bones for my time and dumping them in the mail.
2. You purchase the carpeting AND the binding from online sources.
3. You need the right tools - SPECIFICALLY a plastic interior trim tool kit and a glue gun with a narrow nozzle (see below).
Here's the exact process:
1. Use the template. Apply green painters tape to the black carpet. Trace around the template with a Sharpie on the green tape. VERY important that the bottom and front edges are straight. Use a straight edge.
2. Cut the carpet. A nice new set of scissors does the trick.
3. Put Gorilla Tape on the BACK of the carpet pattern to give it some rigidity.
4. BIND the carpet for the finished look (will do instructions/hints on this in a following up on this thread).
5. Apply velcro to carpet pattern using double sided carpet tape. Fuzzy part OUT.
6. Apply LOW PROFILE velcro to aluminum to receive carpet (the 'male' part - not the fuzzy bit) (available at Lowes/HomeDepot).
7. Loosen screw on sill (door side).
8. Use plastic trim tools to work the carpet under the plastic sill.
9. Smooth out (using wooden roller).
10. Vaccuum or use one of those laundry lint rollers to remove any lint/dirt/crap on the side sills.