: New carpet for my fleetwood.



Dcarlson
07-27-09, 02:45 PM
I've owned my caddi now for 5 years. I've driven the poor girl through hell and highwater. The car had 125,000k when i bought it, it now has 160,000k. And lets just say the Saskatchewan winters have taken their toll on my poor carpet.

I noticed on ebay, and a couple other places aftermarket factory moulded carpets. I'm wondering if any of you guys have any expirience with them? There was a time when i would drive my car barefoot, just so i could feel the soft fuzzy carpet between my toes. Now, its all matted. So i'm looking for good replacement carpet. I actually had a couple samples mailed to me a while back to match the color, and they match almost perfect. But i'm not so sure about the carpet "texture". It has to be that excessively poofy, excessively soft carpet.

Looking forward to your recomendations.

Angry Matt
07-27-09, 03:09 PM
I've never bought aftermarket, only junkyard, and I know you said before there's not much chance of finding one where you are, but is there any chance of cleaning it? Ive taken the carpet out, soaked it, then hit it with a scrub brush and extracted it and had pretty good results. Not perfect, but a lot better looking.

jayoldschool
07-27-09, 05:26 PM
Take the carpet out and pressure wash it.

Aftermarket carpet will not be anywhere near as plush as the stock Cad carpet. If you have been in a Caprice, you will understand the difference.

Dcarlson
07-27-09, 08:57 PM
Its matted quite badly. I would be amazed if it could be revived.

Bro-Ham
07-27-09, 09:14 PM
Is your car a d'Elegance with the deluxe carpeting? My 1979 d'Elegance has plush Tangier carpeting which according to the 1979 Cadillac brochure this carpeting "simulates fine fur." It is high maintenance carpeting but absolutely fabulous! On the left front side it is matting ever so slightly from every day use so I can imagine if your car is used in the harsh elements that it must be getting a bit rough and I know what you mean about being amazed if it can be revived. Maybe see if you can find a carpet place that has Cadillac stock carpeting? I wish you good luck and let us know what happens. Dave

CaddyshackCadillac
07-27-09, 09:20 PM
ide definately go with powerwashing it then maybe a good vaccume with a household vaccum let the brush bring the carpet back up.....



also for 12 bucks ide try a carpet rake like this...http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&productId=100658262&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=100658262&cm_mmc=shopping-_-google-_-D23X-_-100658262

Angry Matt
07-27-09, 09:49 PM
Carpet rakes actually work well, might be a bit big with the carpet in the car. Haven't heard that term in a while, I cleaned carpets for about 8 or 9 years out of high school. Definitely scrub it while it's wet.

CaddyshackCadillac
07-27-09, 11:01 PM
Carpet rakes actually work well, might be a bit big with the carpet in the car. Haven't heard that term in a while, I cleaned carpets for about 8 or 9 years out of high school. Definitely scrub it while it's wet.

figure if he takes it out to powerwash it he should be good to use the rake

Dcarlson
07-27-09, 11:17 PM
My car does have the d'elegance carpeting. I will post some pictures. But in some spots its worn right down to the backing material. I'd just love to find a repo!. Or anyone have a nice parts car ? I'll go get some pictures.

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It's terrible its terrible! I want my nice plushy carpet back. If only i wasn't a poor student! Now that im working I have the money for the attention she deserves!

csbuckn
07-28-09, 12:16 AM
what about cutting one yourself? Take yours out and cut the new carpet to pattern, then you can select all type of materials. Even that fake grass stuff.

80Biarritz
09-07-09, 01:32 AM
I've brought the Tangier Carpeting back to life in my 1980 Eldorado Biarritz several times using the following

1) use a pet brush on it (the kind with the fine wire bristles) brush it in all 4 directions until you have got all the mats out of the carpet nap. this will loosen all the dirt that is caked in the fine fibers.
2) Vacuum it REALLY!! good, and shampoo it if necessary.
3) use the pet brush again and continue to stroke in all 4 directions till the plushiness returns.

Aron9000
09-07-09, 02:58 AM
I've brought the Tangier Carpeting back to life in my 1980 Eldorado Biarritz several times using the following

1) use a pet brush on it (the kind with the fine wire bristles) brush it in all 4 directions until you have got all the mats out of the carpet nap. this will loosen all the dirt that is caked in the fine fibers.
2) Vacuum it REALLY!! good, and shampoo it if necessary.
3) use the pet brush again and continue to stroke in all 4 directions till the plushiness returns.

I'll have to try that on my driver's side floor mat. Its looking really "tired" if you know what I mean. All the other carpet is beautiful though, the shag carpet is one of my favorite things about the interior. Blue shag carpet definetly gives it a sort of 1970's vibe, kind of like that awesome cloth on the OP's seats.

Artanis
11-24-11, 03:18 AM
I've brought the Tangier Carpeting back to life in my 1980 Eldorado Biarritz several times using the following

1) use a pet brush on it (the kind with the fine wire bristles) brush it in all 4 directions until you have got all the mats out of the carpet nap. this will loosen all the dirt that is caked in the fine fibers.
2) Vacuum it REALLY!! good, and shampoo it if necessary.
3) use the pet brush again and continue to stroke in all 4 directions till the plushiness returns.

That is EXACTLY how to clean "Tangier" fur-like carpet, and you'll might be amazed what that pet brush can do for mating in carpet. Couple additional points; If the carpet is worn through, you're out of luck. But if it's merely dirty, try Folex Carpet Cleaner (Home Depot). It is an amazing product and most excellent on stains and discoloration.

outsider
11-24-11, 07:40 AM
I've got an aftermarket moulded carpet for my 69 calais. Looked and felt pretty good...much better than the one that was in there, that's for sure.

Dirtywaterdiver
11-24-11, 07:47 AM
try this place out.

http://www.stockinteriors.com/

robb257731
11-24-11, 09:20 AM
Its matted quite badly. I would be amazed if it could be revived.

Can't hurt to try....