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Re: Carpet Die

To: "Dan Ray" <>, <mgs@Autox.Team.Net>
Subject: Re: Carpet Die
From: robert weeks <>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 19:20:58 -0400

Lasy year I replaced the carpets in my Midget with auto carpeting that
I cut to size. I didn't want to go through the hassle of making the
piece that goes over the tunnel with the shift boot hole in it. The
old one I had was faded but in pretty good shape otherwise, so I used
some black RIT which my S.O. swore wouldn't work. Long story short - it
worked great and six months later still looks good. The color doesn't
rub off or run. You'll need a big metal pot to dye them in though.

Take care,

Robert Weeks
Durham NC
1969 Midget

At 6:23 PM -0500 4/22/98, Dan Ray wrote:
>I'd have to agree there, PLUS, you'll get a KIT anyway (much cheaper),
>so...don't sweat it, work smarter not harder, the law of "diminishing
>returns" and all that...
>Just my $.02, I'm a cheapskate too (Scottish stereotypes are sometimes
>valid..."hey I thought you were buying that round?", hehe) but carpeting is
>one of those things that ain't worth scrimping pennies over...
>'73 B
>>Boy, I'd just replace the carpet with an appropriate after market kit- if
>>it is worn to the point it has bleached, it probably wouldn't be worth the
>>trouble of dying it to save the cost of the replacement carpet, and I'm a
>Alan said:
>it will need a lot of the carpet
>>> replacing, however there are some areas, where the black carpet
>>> has just faided to almost white.  I thought perhaps a die would do
>>> the trick?

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