I just picked up some really nice black auto carpet for my trunk. It is very heavy/plush and is intended for a Mercedes. Best part... I picked up 32 sq. ft for 20 bucks - not too bad.
Now, I was wondering what the best way to carpet the trunk would be. Has anyone done this before that can give me pointers?
I did not strip the trunk, so I am worried about the adhesiveness between the carpeting and the trunk itself. Is there something that I can use to scuff up the trunk, like a green scrubby from the kitchen?
What is the best way to install the carpeting? I was planning on cutting it into sections and installing it that way. In other words, I would cut a 3'x3' section to lay over the gas tank, and then 11"x20" to go along the sides of the tank, then some to cover the wheelwells, etc. Would this be my best bet, or should I attempt to lay down as large of a piece as possible?
Lastly, if I do install it in sections, is there a way to mate the two sections of carpeting together so that it is hard to notice the different sections?
By the way, I am planning on using a 3M spray adhesive to put it in there.