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Old 08-13-2012, 02:32 PM   #1
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Can I dye\paint my old Carpet?

My 16 year old carpet in my TJ is looking stained and ratty. I was going to replace it with a new one but I was told by Quadratec that new (even the good ones) still requires cutting and removal of the front seats. I don’t want do a ton of cutting so I might recondition my old carpet.

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Has anyone successfully dyed or painted their old carpet? How did you do it? How did it turn out?

I took out the old carpet already and aside from stains its not that bad.

Taking out my seats is a nightmare since the 16 years old bolts will need to me cut out. I did it for the driver’s seat when I installed a Best-top lock box.

Just painted the tub post shot. Ready for the carpet

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Old 08-13-2012, 03:55 PM   #2
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try dupli color vinyl and fabric dye.... fooling with some of the stuff now. and experiment in an inconspicuous spot of course!

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Old 08-14-2012, 03:21 PM   #3
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try dupli color vinyl and fabric dye.... fooling with some of the stuff now. and experiment in an inconspicuous spot of course!

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Thanks ole jeeper. I'd like to see your results or find out how it turned out. I'm torn between keep it carpet-less or fixing it up.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:30 PM   #4
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My carpet is spice and I cut off a small piece and used the dupli color black . It looked really good, it takes alot of paint to get it looking good. I let the sample sit for a week and when I rubbed the carpet the black dustedcoff and you could see enough spice color to know it would not hold up. I will not spray my carpet with it.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:25 AM   #5
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Yep old recon guys trick for "fixing" stained carpets was to spray em with regular old rattle can paint. As long as you aren't trying to change the color, just find a color close to your carpets and give it some coats.

Been doing it for more years then you want to know about.
Don't pound the paint into the carpet, make several light coats. Working the spot till it's close, then shoot a larger area to blend it in, followed by hitting the whole thing to make it look like nothing was ever there.
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