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Roush611

Removing Carpet from 01 LSV

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Roush611

Has anyone tackled this before? I am thinking about removing the carpet and replacing it with some sort of Gator Step or a product like it. My goat would be to remove the carpet myself to save on labor and such. Any insight is greatly appreciated. 

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itznowonder

a goat would be a great way to remove the carpet! :)

 

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Bozboat

I pulled out my carpet one day. It was easy, just pretty much fell out.

then I power washed the floor.

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minnmarker

How long did it take to remove the seats, sidewalls and wiring?

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Roush611

Ok so I will add a little to my above question. What does it look like when you install gator step since the fiberglass is not finished...

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mikeo

two comments:

1. Get some marine deck paint/sealant and paint the floor before you install anything. The stuff is thick (but not like bondo) so it will cover minor imperfections, but not smooth out everything. Make sure you let it cure for a few days before you put anything on it.
2. I replaced the carpet in my '93 Echelon and it was coming out when I started the process, but I used a pressure washer with a very wide spray tip and blasted the carpet from the top like I was cleaning it. The glue and backing fell apart and I was able to pull the carpet out easily.

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Bozboat
15 hours ago, minnmarker said:

How long did it take to remove the seats, sidewalls and wiring?

Taking it all apart, one day.  Putting it back together was more work. Also the scope of the project kept getting bigger as I kept thinking well I have gone this far, why not....

 

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