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Old 05-07-2013, 09:29 PM
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85 S&S .. Just sitting right now better work on it... Need carpet help !

I cannot find any direct thread..


But looking to redo the carpet in my 85 S&S ... Will I get blasted if i redo with different color than what was in the boat by Purists lol... or can anyone direct me to a good replacement look for it and how to generally take it out and replace it...

Should i just rip it up ?
Do i need to soak it in anything??
Can i just he old carpet if it comes up nice as a template.. ??


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Old 05-07-2013, 10:30 PM
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Why would you want to change cord since the boat is black and white?
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:50 PM
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I don't think you would get blasted for going gray. Good luck with the project.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:56 PM
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up close the carpet is old and dingy under the engine cover its a ton lighter .. and the color is a bone grey not white not sure the exact color ..
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:16 PM
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Carpet should come up pretty easily if it's original. Mine pulled right up out of my '88 PS200. Only had to do minor scraping with a carpet scraper, wiped down the floor with mineral spirits then cleaned with Windex to remove any residue.

Hopefully the old carpet comes up in tact so you have templates for cutting out the new pieces.

I used indoor/outdoor carpet glue from Home Depot (recommended by MikeyOrange88) and applied it with a carpet glue trowel. Also use the mineral spirits to clean up any excess glue.

Several good sources for marine carpet out there and they'll send you free samples.

Here's a few pics from my recently completed carpet replacement:
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:40 PM
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I pulled all the carpet out of my 83 last fall. I'm honestly surprised it didn't all go flying out of the boat while towing it down the road. Needless to say it came out very easy! If you are replacing it yourself, be careful removing the old stuff so you have a good template. Also what colors are you considering? If i would have black carpet in my boat i probably would, just because it will appear to be less dirty.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:53 AM
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Considering black... if anyone has any sample pics of their boats id consider.. But I have seen like a grey and black mix that looks good.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:41 AM
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This is one of my project for the summer. The carpet is beginning to separate from the floor and should come out fairly easily. While I'm at it, I'm going to replace the floor...it's spongy in areas and needs to be done.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:02 AM
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Considering black... if anyone has any sample pics of their boats id consider.. But I have seen like a grey and black mix that looks good.
you will hate black - it will show every little piece of dirt...
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:44 AM
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Im replacing ours this summer as well. Right now it's a charcoal color and I will be going back with a much lighter gray. The black is WAY too hot in the sun.
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