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    Carpet

    Hi. I’ve been quoted squillions for new carpet sets for the Dax and am yet to get a response from JK for price and availability. SO, I’m looking at making my own and getting them edged. My car has the centre tunnel that accommodates the back brace.
    How many square metres will I be needing and can anyone recommend a wool carpet supplier?

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    Have a look at the Coverdale carpets site, they’ll sell you the carpet, then edge and sew the carpet once you’ve cut them out.
    Simon

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    What Simon said.
    I bought 9m of a nicee 80:20 wool mix at Stoneligh for my old Sumo and did my own. You can make some paper templates if you want to help the initial cut outs for initial offer up, but once I had done a few pieces I got the jist of it and just set about with some taylor's chalk and a set of tin snips to cut the carpet - it really isn't that difficult to do a good job. I then paid a local trimmer to tim the dash, add the edging, as i wanted contrasting piping in those days. He also made me a handbrake and gearstick lever to match.

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    Many thanks, I’ll give them a ding today.

    David.

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    Last couple of questions. Man made fibre or wool? Man made fibre although not as luxurious is not as prone to rotting. Also of course is the cost with will being over twice the price.
    Also, area? 10 square metres has been mentioned.
    After numerous emails, JK STILL have not got back to me. Should I be surprised?

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    I’ve had wool carpets in my GD for about 18 years now, they get a damn good soaking 3 or 4 times a year at a guess (I’m not precious about the weather), the footwell carpets are removable and hung up to drip dry, remainder is just left fitted to air dry in my garage.

    I wouldn’t hesitate to go wool again

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    Jim

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    JK just got back to me today so I will consider the easy option. May be more cost effective as well. Although Coverdale are sending me some samples too if the wool and man made.

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    Have a look at Martrim.co.uk, They will send samples out too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ-Notts View Post
    Have a look at Martrim.co.uk, They will send samples out tooRuss
    A second vote for Martrim. I'm going to use their Superwool carpet. It is rubber backed, very dense and seems to go round corners well (using the samples I have!).

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    I ordered 7 metres from Coverdale yeasterday. 80% wool, 20% whatever is not wool. Hopefully I ordered enough.
    Thanks for your inputs.

    Cheers, David.

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