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PostSubject: Poor man's 'carpeting'   Wed 02 Aug 2017, 10:16 am

I use this method to hide ejection pin marks and where I've removed moulded details like pedals. After I've sanded/dremeled/ butchered the unwanted parts off I get stuck in.

I apply liquid cement, MEK would work just as well to the entire are I want to 'carpet'. Give it a few minutes to soften the plastic.
Using an old brush with short, say 1/4 inch bristles, I apply the brush in a vertical motion, up and down over the whole area I want to cover

Keep stabbing at the surface, and you'll see the texture change. The idea is to texture the plastic surface in to something resembling a carpeted surface. Repeat as needed.

You can see the difference between the front footwells and the untouched rear ones in the Regal interior here. I haven't bothered to remove the
pedal, since here they'll be hidden by the dash and a dark coloured interior.

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PostSubject: Re: Poor man's 'carpeting'   Wed 02 Aug 2017, 10:33 am

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PostSubject: Re: Poor man's 'carpeting'   Wed 02 Aug 2017, 1:49 pm

Handy little tip, there. Thanks for that.

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PostSubject: Re: Poor man's 'carpeting'   Wed 02 Aug 2017, 5:19 pm

Good one.
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PostSubject: Re: Poor man's 'carpeting'   Sun 06 Aug 2017, 5:56 pm

Great idea
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