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removing carpet from an Esprit SUCKS... passenger side 1/3 removal done

that is all I have to say about that..
 

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Whats the difficulty?
 

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I think they use Gorilla Glue!!
 

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Definitely.. Lotus must have used some 200 years in to the future NASA grade adhesive! Finally just started tearing it out then what was left used a heat gun on it to partially burn the fibers left then used a sharp putty type knife to scrape off.
 

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Steam Iron.
 

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Is that from experience with Lotus Esprit carpet removal?
Hey Hi.
No this is from removing the carpet from my 88 928S4 and changing it to an all new color.
Btdt.
 

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No comparison, I too had a 928, 1989, which I replaced carpet. Very little of the carpet in them is even glued in, instead in many areas they used velcro.


Lotus used "unobtanium glue" it seems..
 

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TRUST ME IS TOUGH WHAT EVER KIND OF ADHESIVE THE BRITTISH USE IS STRONG.
Why does it peel away in some areas, then? :mad: I just re-glued my carpet edges on the engine wall relay box cover....:panic:

PS, the boot floor is easy. two snaps. rotfl
 

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Ya know Kenny, you could always do it the easy way.
Dynamite at 50 paces :)

Alan
 

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I removed my entire carpet and used the old carpet as patterns to make new carpet, easy but time consuming. When you reinstall your carpet, order weldwood brand landau top and upholstery cement in a baby blue and white gallon can, I think it only comes in gallons. It is made by weldwood that makes the same contact cement they sell at Lowes and Home Depot, but it is NOT the same product, GOOD STUFF. A local upholstery guy tipped me to it. It took a whole gallon to redo my whole interior carpet and upholstery. Its strong too, you can stretch the **** out of upholstery and just stick it once this stuff tacks up. It holds like mad!
 

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No comparison, I too had a 928, 1989, which I replaced carpet. Very little of the carpet in them is even glued in, instead in many areas they used velcro.


Lotus used "unobtanium glue" it seems..
Hi Kenny.
Never came across any Velco.
Where and what areas did you find them?
 

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Why does it peel away in some areas, then? :mad: I just re-glued my carpet edges on the engine wall relay box cover....:panic:

PS, the boot floor is easy. two snaps. rotfl
Atwell,
They only used the good glue on the winged cars.....
 
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