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Fabric advice

Post by makzimum » Tue May 04, 2021 2:29 pm

I'm looking for a recommendation of what fabric/carpet to use to cut some lining pieces for various cubby holes in my van, particularly the open one in the centre of the dash to stop things sliding around.

Vanstyle do this kit of carpet pieces for the mk3, but mine's a mk4. I'm basically looking for the same thing.

I've seen lots of automotive 4 way stretch carpet but that looks to be softer more flexible stuff. What I'm really after is something stiffer that will hold a shape when cut out. Any suggestions?

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Re: Fabric advice

Post by the swan fiend » Tue May 04, 2021 2:43 pm

You could always make a cardboard template, transfer that to thin ply and carpet that. I think that may look quite good.


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Re: Fabric advice

Post by makzimum » Tue May 04, 2021 3:09 pm

I'd thought about doing something along those lines too.

I was also looking at neoprene or rubber too which you can get in little pieces quite easily. I think I'd prefer a carpet though.

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Re: Fabric advice

Post by the swan fiend » Tue May 04, 2021 3:12 pm

Yeah I think carpet is nicer. It’ll be better for stopping things rattling round too


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Re: Fabric advice

Post by Gary.8 » Tue May 04, 2021 3:43 pm

A hard wearing rubber backed carpet floor tile.... plenty of colours and does the job only few quid
One will do both top dash storage compartments and coin tray on the mk3.Image

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Re: Fabric advice

Post by makzimum » Tue May 04, 2021 4:50 pm

Great idea!

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Re: Fabric advice

Post by the swan fiend » Tue May 04, 2021 5:11 pm

I agree


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