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    My next bit of work on my zook is to replace the carpets, they pretty much finished/non existent. Dont know what to replace them with? New carpet or something else? Any suggestions? Where would find car carpet?

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    Most "carpet places" stocks car carpets as well.

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    With a name like Dirtdiver I would rather have the inside rubber coated than replace the carpets....

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    After driving through some nice deep muddy water, I spent an hour with a high pressure hose trying to get the mud out of the carpets in the SJ.

    I ditched the carpets after that.

    Rubberise!
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    I agree, rubberize the interior and you are sorted
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    Rubberise! Cuts down on noise, dirt, dust, water mud etc etc etc. And probably cheaper than carpets.

    If the SJ is anything like a Defender it probably has panel gaps the size of your hand on the floor

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    No panel gaps, but 25 year old door rubbers don't seal properly, and there are various holes (round manufactured ones, which usually have their rubber bungs missing) that let large amounts of water into the cab.
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    Great, thanks for the advice, any suggestions where to do this?
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    Rhino Linings or any of the polyurethane bakkine bin "rubberisers". Just be very clear what you want sprayed and what must be left - also ensure any bolts etc that will be covered are nice and tight before they start.

    Ask their opinion on thickness etc and they normally offer different finishes - rougher or smoother. I think we normally do 5 mm on our cars and it really looks good and cuts down on noise and dirt.

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    can you do rubberizing yourself? How is it normally done? sprayed on/painted on? has anyone done it themselves?
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    I had a 98 Defender 90 V8 that the previous owner had done himself - I think you can get the stuff at Midas or similar.

    But I wouldn't - it looks so awesome if done by professionals and the layer is much thicker and won't peel off and look ugly after some hard use...

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    Hi dirtdiver,

    Did you end up rubberising the interior? I am keen to try this on my SJ410 and was hoping to learn from the experience of those that have gone this route.

    Did/Would you rubberise over the manufactured holes that usually have the rubber bungs in them, or did you leave them open so you coud drain the footwells?

    The advantages/disadvantages of the rough or smooth finish?

    I would've forgotten about tightening up bolts etc. that would have been covered - thanks Andrew5336.

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