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Carpet installation- burning holes

Discussion in 'General Mustang Discussion' started by Mach1 Driver, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. Mach1 Driver

    Mach1 Driver Active Member

    Have you ever had a screw catch in the carpet when installing the console or something and then rip out a row of pile loops? I use an ice pick and try to open the hole with limited results.
    I was watching Graveyard Carz the other night (I know- the owner is more obnoxious than Trump) but the head tech burned holes for the seats and seat belt bolts. They didn't show how it was done- just the result, which was a darkened ring around the holes.
    I would guess they used something like a soldering iron which melted the nylon/polyester pile. Anyone heard of this or provide any insight?
     
  2. msell66

    msell66 Road Worthy

    Done it many times. Works great with a soldering gun.
     
  3. Mach1 Driver

    Mach1 Driver Active Member

    That makes sense- the guns typically have more watts than the irons: 325w vrs 20-40w
    Thanks Mark
     
  4. Kooter

    Kooter Member

    When I installed my carpet I heated up an awl with a lighter until it was red hot and poked a hole or two. Rinse and repeat.
     
  5. c6fastback

    c6fastback Member

    I had a screw pull out a carpet row many years ago . It happened very fast . Soldering iron. Works well
     
  6. KBMWRS

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    same here
     
  7. 6t6red

    6t6red Active Member

    Whenever I need holes in my carpet I just have my wife glare at it. She can burn holes in anything with that glare.
     
  8. KBMWRS

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    He'll be here all week. Don't forget to tip the waitress
     
  9. 6t6red

    6t6red Active Member

    What?
     
  10. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Please forgive Mikey...it's the meds he's on.
     
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  11. KBMWRS

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    wow....you made a joke. Just adding to it. Its rough when you have to explain 'em.
     
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