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tempest Jul 23, 2:43pm - #30140 

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does anyone know how to do this

i saw it awhile back but i forgot where and what it is called. does anyone know what it is called or how to do it? i'm talking about the alpine pop up (got pic from gallery)
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Evan Jul 23, 2:59pm - #30141 

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They probably bought that piece from a car audio shop. I don't think they made that themselves

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Gen7fan Jul 23, 3:12pm - #30142 
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you lay carpet over a wood or thick cardboard cutout. I agree with Evan, that looks store bought.
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tempest Jul 23, 3:23pm - #30143 

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that one might be store bought but i know you can make it on your own. i saw it in a mag. but i don't remember which one it was. i just want to know if anyone knows the how to on it
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Gen7fan Jul 23, 3:28pm - #30144 
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I just told you! you make a template of the shape you want, cut it out of thin wood or thick card board, stick it to the box and glue down the carpet over. sheesh!
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Originally Posted by Gen7fan
I just told you! you make a template of the shape you want, cut it out of thin wood or thick card board, stick it to the box and glue down the carpet over. sheesh!



yeah that's about it ... carpetting over a template to make the impression.

The carpetting should be easily plyable.
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tempest Jul 23, 3:44pm - #30146 

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sorry dude thanks
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Gen7fan Jul 23, 3:55pm - #30147 
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No problem, just havin fun with ya. Also should note that spray adhesive work great for this.
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trog2233 Jul 23, 4:51pm - #30148 

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yea i used to have that exact same thing in my trunk...lots of glue...and make sure its good glue or it will turn out like crap thumbsup
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tempest Jul 24, 4:22am - #30149 

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what type of glue and adhesive do i use? also what type of carpet/cloth do i use?
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Evan Jul 24, 6:32pm - #30150 

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get a strong spray adhesive for the glue

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tempest Jul 26, 4:26am - #30151 

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do you recommend any? is there a certain type i should get?
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Rave669 Jul 26, 11:55pm - #30152 

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3m Spray upholsery adhesive is good, it's at most auto parts stores. about as good as you can get without actually working in an upholsery, car audio shop.

The pros I know use a green adhesive, it's mixed with reducer and sprayed through a paint gun, that stuff is the best, but i don't remember what it's actually called, he called it "snot", because that's what it looks like.

The actual proceedure is simple.

Make a board, the surface you're going to upolster. Say, for example, your cargo deck.

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block out your text, logo, flames, whatever, out of 1" plywood, particle board, or pink insulating foam. spray down some adhesive, spray some on the back side of your pieces, and when the glue becomes tacky, press the glued surfaces together, and it'll hold forever. THis technique ioscalled "Dry mounting"

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Cover the whole thing using auto carpeting (get it at the auto parts store, or order it from a catalog if you need a unique color). it's thin, flexible, and is used to upholster speaker boxes.
You can also use Tweed, Vinyl, leather, whatever you want, so long as it's not too thick, and can give a little.

spray down the entire area to be covered with adhesive, in a thin, even coat. take a piece of your carpet/fabric, thats a bit bigger than your board, and spray the back with adhesive as well.

Working from the center-out to the edges, press the carpet down, into the cracks and crevices. Tweed, thin leather and vinyl should conform easily, but carpet may need some help. Here's a tip: When your carpet goes around a corner, and wants to buckle like this:

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Squeeze the carpet together around the corner, and squeeze the excess together, like this:

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Now, simply use a razor blade or similar sharp cutter, and trim the excess off at the corner, using the corner itself as the guide, if you do it evenly, you won't even notice where the cut is, since the carpet's pile hides your cut. The adhesive will hold your carpet down great if you glue it properly (dry mounted).

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If you keep the thickness of your design at an inch or less, auto carpet should conform just fine, but extreme undercuts and certain curves will make the carpet want to bunch, in which case, the above technique can be used to remove sags and make it look clean.

once it's all glued down, simply fold the extra material under your piece, or trim it at the edge as I've described. Ta-da! you're done.

Additionally, you can cut "negative" panels, upholster them in a different color, and tack them down in the recessed areas of your piece for a cool, two tone effect.

My advice, practice with some scrap plywood & cheap carpet or vinyl to get the hang of it. Once you figure out how it works, you'll get tons of great ideas & go nuts on your interior!


Hope this helps.

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