I have been searching for indoor/outdoor/marine carpet (grey) to install in the trunk of my FFR. I had gotten the sample squares from Home Depot and Lowes and they looked very similar to me, and were about the same price. Since I was closer to Lowes on Saturday, I purchased some of their ST103 Stratos/830 Gray #97913. Warning: do not purchase this stuff.
While rolling out the carpet on the tailgate of my pickup, I accidently overturned my cup of coffee on a corner of the carpet. In trying to sop up the coffee with a towel, I noticed the carpet was wrinkling up and the backing was coming off. Not a good sign for outdoor carpet. Thinking the issue was my hot coffee, I poured plain water on another corner of a sample. Same result, the backing could be easily rubbed off. I guess it would be OK if you never got the stuff wet.
I returned the carpet to Lowes and tested my samples from Home Depot (Beaulieu Perfection Gray, sku 779514) the same way. The backing was not affected by water. I purchased some of this product, and am glad I learned a lesson - all outdoor carpet is not the same. Not sure if I am being anal, or not, but don't think I want carpet in my car that is dissolved by water.
Will comment later in separate post on my experience with upgraded interior carpet after I hear from Perfectfit-McDonald on the premium carpet I got from them.
Complete MK 3.1 #6890, ordered 1-20-09, delivered 3-5-09, Licensed 10-15-2011, 3 link w/Levy LRCA, 17" FF wheels, 3.73, T-5, T&L 347", carbed, Lexus Indigo pearl with Wimbledon stripe.
Wow.....I'm almost to the same point...thanks! Did Lowes have anything to say about it?
If you collect enough parts, you're bound to end up with a car, right?
FFR 6203, Ordered 6/5/07 Stewart delivery 7/9/07, First Start 1/24/09, 2nd First Start 12/31/09, Go Karted 1/2/10, In the shop for bodywork and paint 6/25/11 Painted body installed 10/10/11
Pin Drive width, 3.27 IRS, Full Emission 302 EFI w/Trick Flow Top End Kit and ISIS, and lots of ideas stolen from here!
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