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LittleFuss
05-01-2012, 11:25 AM
I have a 1997 Prostar 190, got her 3 years ago...It has been a gradual refurb.

Despite 1540 hours the engine is in great shape after getting some TLC this last off season.

I put in a new interior the first year and skipped the carpet. I am preparing my myself to redo the carpet this winter. I am looking for opinions on products especially from people who recarpeted DIY, and I am looking for tips on the actual installation process. I am a visual learner so pictures of the process would help.

I have searched the forum high and low. I find mentions of new carpet but no real how to and what to use.

All help is appreciated...Thanks in advance...

81SNS
05-01-2012, 01:42 PM
I replaced mine this winter, bought the carpet on ebay, it was a place in Dalton Ga, I had them send me a sample piece before I ordered it, and seemed to be good quality, I think it was 20oz, for glue I used outdoor carpet glue from Lowe's you put it down with a notched trowel, and for the places where I turned the carpet under (around edges) and on smaller parts I used contact cement, be careful pulling your old carpet out so you will have a pattern, not a bad job, just be patient and make sure it fits before you glue it.

LittleFuss
05-01-2012, 06:45 PM
sounds like good advice thanks...My carpet is pretty messed up, but I should be able to use it for a pattern

east tx skier
05-01-2012, 08:10 PM
Check out Corinthian Marine carpet (http://www.corinthian-marine-carpet.com/). They have the good stuff.

LittleFuss
05-23-2012, 08:57 AM
'81SNS...that is a sick motor you got there...

Prostarski190
05-23-2012, 06:31 PM
I have a 1997 Prostar 190, got her 3 years ago...It has been a gradual refurb.

Despite 1540 hours the engine is in great shape after getting some TLC this last off season.

I put in a new interior the first year and skipped the carpet. I am preparing my myself to redo the carpet this winter. I am looking for opinions on products especially from people who recarpeted DIY, and I am looking for tips on the actual installation process. I am a visual learner so pictures of the process would help.

I have searched the forum high and low. I find mentions of new carpet but no real how to and what to use.

All help is appreciated...Thanks in advance...


Littlefuss, I've been looking for the same info as I recently purchased 96 190. This is the best info I've found and may be helpful.

http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=787634

Grover777
05-23-2012, 08:18 PM
Check out Corinthian Marine carpet (http://www.corinthian-marine-carpet.com/). They have the good stuff.

They also made the leather for the 1984 Chrysler LeBaron. Ricardo Monteban loved the Corinthian stuff!!

imracin68j
05-24-2012, 02:08 AM
dark gray

LittleFuss
05-24-2012, 09:13 AM
thanks prostar