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Old 23rd February 2014, 20:04   #91
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Thanks to this thread, this is what kept me busy last weekend.My take on DIY for Rapid ("Leisure"ly enjoying the Skoda Rapid TDI)
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Its been exactly 6 months today after I did this and started this thread. I should say the mats have held up pretty well with no signs of tear, discolouration etc. Extremely satisfied. Since the fit was done well painstakingly, there is no slippage as well. The only visible change is a small compression in front of the accelerator pedal where the heel rests, but this is expected in any mat. Its holding the muck well and easy to clean by just upturning it and washing if required.
Gives me the confidence to get a set done for my X1. Unfortunately, the shop I brought from does not have enough stock of the beige shade. Waiting for it.
Thanks for all your encouragement.
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Its been exactly 6 months today after I did this and started this thread. I should say the mats have held up pretty well with no signs of tear, discolouration etc. Extremely satisfied. Since the fit was done well painstakingly, there is no slippage as well. The only visible change is a small compression in front of the accelerator pedal where the heel rests, but this is expected in any mat. Its holding the muck well and easy to clean by just upturning it and washing if required.
Gives me the confidence to get a set done for my X1. Unfortunately, the shop I brought from does not have enough stock of the beige shade. Waiting for it.
Thanks for all your encouragement.
I got inspired by this thread and did a DIY for my Manza. Manza required a 9'x2' strip costing about Rs. 1300. My workmanship was not as good as yours, so the fit was not proper especially for rear seats where many cuts were required to match the floor exactly. As a result, the rear mats do slip and I plan to use velcro strips to secure them to the floor. Another problem was a quick wearing of the driver side mat below the left foot. Not that I am complaining as it is really cheap to replace. But I must commend the dust retaining capability of these mats. They just don't allow the dust and gravels to slip onto the carpet. Vacuuming of carpet is now not required as frequently as earlier. A gentle tap is all it requires to get rid of dust and gravels. It is a sheer VFM product for the price it demands.
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Does anybody know how to clean these mats? They have been in my car for a few months and though dusting them by hitting them on the floor once or twice a month does the job, I would like to thoroughly wash them with APC or something. Has anybody tried washing them? It seems like a tough job to get all the grime trapped inside.
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Is there anyone here who has been using these for more than 6 months? I found them to be hopeless as mine developed big holes where my feet rested within one monsoon. It may be a nice DIY project but it's not worth the trouble. The local ones are not durable enough.
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Has anybody tried washing them? It seems like a tough job to get all the grime trapped inside.
A few weeks back I had removed the mats and gave them a good beating from the rear side to get rid of the loose dirt and small stones. It came off pretty well. After that I used a jet of water from the hose, a few drops of Pril liquid on a hand brush, washed them thoroughly and dried them on the balcony railing. They turned out to be as good as new but the whole activity drained my entire energy!

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Is there anyone here who has been using these for more than 6 months?
Could you post a snap of the torn mat? I suspect the thickness being on the lower side. Perhaps the loops were of bad quality?

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Could you post a snap of the torn mat? I suspect the thickness being on the lower side. Perhaps the loops were of bad quality?
Sorry. No. This happened a few years ago and I threw the torn mat away. I had taken a rectangular one (like a small doormat) and kept it near my feet during monsoon to take care of the extra mud and slush etc. It lasted just a few months.

However, I agree quality might well be an issue with the one I bought. I don't remember the shop offering me different qualities. But the soft yet stable feel was pretty nice.
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Does anybody know how to clean these mats? They have been in my car for a few months and though dusting them by hitting them on the floor once or twice a month does the job, I would like to thoroughly wash them with APC or something. Has anybody tried washing them? It seems like a tough job to get all the grime trapped inside.

Take your car to a 3M or a good car spa. They will thoroughly clean the mats as part of the car wash. They use pressurised air to clean the dirt. It will be perfectly clean after that. It costs ₹438 for an ecosport for the car wash @ 3M.


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Is there anyone here who has been using these for more than 6 months? I found them to be hopeless as mine developed big holes where my feet rested within one monsoon. It may be a nice DIY project but it's not worth the trouble. The local ones are not durable enough.

It may as well be because of the quality of the mats. I bought the durosoft mats (₹100/sqft) that were thicker than the softurf mats (₹60/sqft). It's the fifth month now and they are as good as new. No signs of wear and tear. Will try to post the pics soon.


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guys, any idea where I can source these in Delhi
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There are a few 3M centers in the Delhi NCR area including a new one in East of Kailash , they might have it , call and check.

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Yes i know about the 3m centre in east of kailash, i visit amar colony frequently so have seen it. I thought the ones they had are expensive. Anyways i will inquire with them over the phone.
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Me and bhpian roy-libran got 80 sqft of ULTIMAT at 50inr per sqft from Laxmi Nagar Delhi. I needed 20 sqft for my Punto while the rest is for Roy's Gurkha.

The project is complete and I must say I am very happy with the outcome.

I goofed up big time by not actually reversing the original mats while creating the outline on the new sheet. I had it in mind but it slipped my mind, during project execution. However the result was not too bad. I used a normal domestic scissor, the 10 inches one with plastic grips, to cut the sheet!

The only little drawback: the odor, you just can't miss the plasticky-rubbery smell, immediately after you get in the car. I used some "essential oil" from Khadi, a few drops on a silica gel sachet (as the retainer) and put in a cubbyhole. The raw smell is gone and I get just a faint rosy fragrance.

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Is there anyone here who has been using these for more than 6 months? I found them to be hopeless as mine developed big holes where my feet rested within one monsoon. It may be a nice DIY project but it's not worth the trouble. The local ones are not durable enough.
Its been 6 months since i installed them. Driver side mat alone had worn out around the foot resting area. NO holes but the threads are out of place.

I kept a spare mat for this replacement as i expected this. Even my regular mat had same issue (picture link: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...-image_13.jpeg). You could see the damage at the foot resting area.

Rest of the mats still look fresh and no signs of damage.
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Me and bhpian roy-libran got 80 sqft of ULTIMAT at 50inr per sqft from Laxmi Nagar Delhi. I needed 20 sqft for my Punto while the rest is for Roy's Gurkha.

Congratulations! Can you please share some pics of those mats on your Punto?
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Its been exactly 6 months today after I did this and started this thread. I should say the mats have held up pretty well with no signs of tear, discolouration etc.
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I am sure it will be available at your neighboring stores where they sell doormats.
Can you let me know from where you sourced the roll in Bangalore? Any specific quality/type I need to ask for? I just got delivery of my 2014 Honda City and am debating whether to get 3M Nomad Mats or go for DIY based on this thread. The 3M Nomad are pretty expensive and would cost me around 5.5K (inclusive of taxes) for my car. Also, since the carpet in Honda City is beige, I might go for same color for roll.
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