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Old 09-16-07, 06:17 PM
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Floor carpet is short in the driver feet area (in the direction of car width) and pulls out of the plastic piece that snaps on the door frame. I can't believe the car came out of factory like that. It must have shrunk (from wetting, rain water, whatever the moisture source may be) or was shifted somehow.

I thought molded carpets have a stiff plastic on the back and woulnd't shrink. Could it be a flat carpet shaped to the contour of the car? Can one lay a flat carpet and shape it to the contour of the floor? Thanks.

PS: I once pulled a molded moldy carpet from a car and washed with soap/bleech and put back in the car. There was no shrinkage. It fit perfectly.

If this carpet is shrunk, I need to buy a new one. If it is just laid incorrectly, I want to be able to reuse it.
 
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I would say it's a manufacturers defect
The carpets are molded, and really don't shrink with water
 
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Thanks for answering my question. I will see if adding lots of padding underneath will alleviate the situation. If not, I will have to replace it.
 
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First thing I do when I get a new car is get the vinyl or rubber floor mats. They are very easy to clean and you don't have to worry about stains and such.
 
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Thanks for the reply. I bought a used car and that's the condition of the carpet. I cannot live with the ugly sight of carpet untucked from door frame. Oh, well, I played cheap and am paying the price.
 
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