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Old 11-20-2021, 05:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I afraid, this is not the good idea, as I also want to keep nice look of the interior.
Those insulators should be covered with something, but it means literally yo return carpet back.
Those insulators are usually placed either at the engine bay in those JDM cars, or at the underbody, and always facing the outside. You won't even see it inside.

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Old 11-20-2021, 05:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Those insulators are usually placed either at the engine bay in those JDM cars, or at the underbody, and always facing the outside. You won't even see it inside.
Good to know, I was not aware about the methodology. I will read more about it.
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There are other materials which could eventually match your weight-saving intents better, such as a ceramic coating named Lizard Skin. But I'm not sure how hard it might be for you to source it there in Ukraine.
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Why don't you test it out for yourself? Carpet removal is not that difficult for many of the pieces. Just pull some of the ones that are easier to replace and see how it affects the cabin noise and such. Keep going until either the noise is too much, or until you like the look.
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Why don't you test it out for yourself? Carpet removal is not that difficult for many of the pieces. Just pull some of the ones that are easier to replace and see how it affects the cabin noise and such. Keep going until either the noise is too much, or until you like the look.
Actually I need to remove and put back the whole interior... My carpet is a single piece.


Also, if I remove it, I will need to put mats back to avoid scratching paint and I need to create some locks for driver mats, so that they remain secure... Much to do, so I prefer to ask first
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I will need to put mats back to avoid scratching paint and I need to create some locks for driver mats, so that they remain secure...
Would it be out of question to put vynil contact paper over the floor?
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Could be, I was not thinking about it before.
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Could be, I was not thinking about it before.
It's relatively inexpensive, not heavier than the stock carpet, and much easier to clean.
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I still like the idea of duckboards.
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I hate carpet in cars - makes absolutely no sense to me to put something that gets dirty at holds moisture on the floor of a car

I've removed the carpet from 2 vehicles.

The first was a 1972 Porsche 914. That car had a carpet with no sound deadening under it - just painted metal. It was much louder without the carpet

The 2nd was a 1991 Ford Ranger truck. The truck had a layer of rubber or tar like sound deadening. Removing the carpet didn't change the sound level much at all and I drove it for years without a carpet. I just sprayed the floor with some spray on bed liner to prevent scratches and rust.

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