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Apr 12, 2011 - 1:01:00 AM - Print

Car Carpet Repair - How To Repair The Carpet In A Car

Find some helpful car carpet repair tips. You can make the interior of your vehicle look new by learning how to clean car carpet or by making some spot repairs.

After time, the carpet in your car can start showing wear and tear, which can cause a decrease in the value of your car. Not only does dirt wear your carpet down, but it can become stained or burnt from cigarettes, making your carpet unsightly.

Replacing the entire carpet can be costly and isn't necessary most times as it can be repaired. Repairing your carpet can be done, which will add the value back to your car and make it more attractive.

Here are some easy to follow steps to repair the carpet in your car:

1. Vacuum the carpet thoroughly. This should be done whether you are repairing carpet from burns, tears or just cleaning stains from it.

2. For Cigarette Burns: Trim away any burnt areas. Then trim some carpet from under the seat. Place those trimmings to the side for use later. Using waterproof glue, fill the holes (from the burnt areas). Then place the trimmings into the holes, making sure to overfill the holes. Cover with a paper towel and something heavy to apply pressure. After a few hours and allowing glue to dry, trim any excess carpet from the holes. Vacuum again.

3. For Tears In The Carpet: Choose a thread color that matches the carpeting, thread a needle and knot one end of the thread. Press the sides of the tear together. Start stitching from one side to the other, making sure that the first stitch is done from underneath so that the knot is not seen. Once you have stitched the tear, cut the thread and knot the end. The knot can be tucked under the stitching so that it will not be seen.

4. For Stains: Mix a cap of carpet shampoo with one cup of water. Apply the shampoo and water solution to the stained area with a sponge. Let the solution sit on the stain for approximately 20 minutes. Dab dry with a clean towel. Rinse the area with water and use a clean towel to dab the area dry. This may need to be repeated more than one time for best results.

Car carpet repair can be a very simple process. It shouldn't take long for you to have your car looking new again with these easy how to car tips.







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