Crumbling carpets fix

Vanterrier

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The fitted carpets in my van were crusty and crumbling and the backing was leaving sandy dust all over the floor. The upper side of the carpets are good so did not want to pay out for replacements.
I bought a litre of liquid latex on eBay for a Tenner and gave the backs of each carpet or mat two coats and the crumbling has now been stopped.

It's an easy and cheap fix and well worth the effort.

K ;)
 

HurricaneSmith

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I wish I'd thought of that. I didn't know such a stuff existed..

When we changed our van last year I thew out a couple of over mats because they were crumbly underneath. I'll know in future.
 

helen262

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Thank you for this I have the same problem and was going to source replacements, now I don’t have to
 

Campervanannie

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The fitted carpets in my van were crusty and crumbling and the backing was leaving sandy dust all over the floor. The upper side of the carpets are good so did not want to pay out for replacements.
I bought a litre of liquid latex on eBay for a Tenner and gave the backs of each carpet or mat two coats and the crumbling has now been stopped.

It's an easy and cheap fix and well worth the effort.

K ;)
Thanks for this as I tried PVA glue on a small corner of mine to see if it worked but it was crap so I will try the latex now.
 
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eddyt

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hi.
i went to Franks for carpets shop. if you go down the back of
the shop where the left over cut offs are left by the vans they
only charge a £5 for them. i wait till there is one big enough to
fit the full van then take the old one out use it as a template to
cut new carpet to size. i renew it every year.
 

Carrerasax

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Ours were replaced under warranty by dealer as swift rejected claim but one in the cab seems to be going the same way as clearly not up to spec.
May have to do this as solution.
 

Vanterrier

Full Member
The latex is good for binding the edge of cut carpets too, just remove the loose stuff and brush on from the back sort of dragging the latex from the back to the pile and it soaks into the edge and gives a pretty firm edge.

K ;)
 

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