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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-22-2001, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Treating my floor boards

My 97 TJ's floor boards have already started to get surface rust and I want to treat them with bedliner material so that they arn't gone in a couple years. My mom doesn't like the idea of me selling my carpet but I hate destroying capret and then getting yelled at for it. My mom is saying I need some kind of carpet and I keep telling her I have the el chepo floor mats that came on top of the original carpet but she just doesn't think they are good enough, would ceatch all floor liners do the trick? Are they really as good as advertised, Can I just hose them out? So what should I do, I really don't care about noise or heat, just keeping my floors in good shape.
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You might try taking your mom to one of the place that applies bed liner so she can see what it looks like and then quite naturally the sales man will do his best to sell his product,which puts a professional sales man on your side.You also might start mentioning how carpet holds water and helps the rust get started.

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I plan on doing it myslef, don't think she wants to pay too much. She is letting me bed line it for sure, that's been decided. She just doesn't know if she will let me sell my carpet. She moans when ever I want to de yuppize my tj by doing things like taking off my bumper caps or side steps.
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Re: Treating my floor boards

Here's a solution to get her to let you sell the carpet. Tell her you decided to keep the carpet and then never put it back in after you do the liner thingy on the floor. Make sure it sits in the garage, basement or anywhere else that it's kind of in the way. After about 2 months, she'll ask you when you're ever going to do something with the Jeep carpet. Then you can tell her you'll sell it, and the argument will be over.

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Keep the carpet ...for when you take "mom" for a ride.

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The main reason I put the Durabak in my jeep was to help fight rust. The damn wet carpet was causing the floor to rust. The leaking windshield kept it wet when it rained. I have some cheap floor mats I got at Wally's that keeps most of the dirt and mud in and it is easy to clean. My jeep will never see carpet again.

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For goodness sake, quit telling your mom what you want to do with the Jeep. Just do it. You have a job don't you? You're paying the note, insurance, gas, maintenance aren't you? If not, don't argue with your mom. If you're not the guy paying the bill, it doesn't matter what you want. Pretty easy answer here.

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That's the problem, the folks won't let me get a job, they say school is my job and I'm susposed to get paid for grades and I've got a summer job at a camp but don't make much and they will pay me after the semester is over. They have the title and pay for everything and all I pay for is wheeling mods and repairs.
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So just stick the carpet on top of the bedliner. When it gets muddy and nasty looking enough and starts to smell she'll be thrilled to let you ditch it. Drop something on it, like a greasy U-joint, etc. Are you just trying to get rid of it, or more bent on selling it?

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