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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 17-09-2015, 10:53 Thread Starter
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These are the people I used for the whipping. http://www.hcscarpetcare.co.uk/contact.html

I also found an upholsterers in Wargrave that repaired some of my cushions for me. They are on a Farm too. Did a very good job. http://wargrave.cylex-uk.co.uk/compa...-13743498.html
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Wow, Andrew!

The carpets in my 650MF look soooo similar to your 'before' shots. This has got me thinking that I really ought to do something similar.

Were the whipping people able to do the edges of the holes round the air vents / table leg, etc - the lack of whipping round those on the current carpets really lets the show down.

Re the cushions: Were they able to repair the backs where the velcro just rips the thin nylon covering to shreds?

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Were the whipping people able to do the edges of the holes round the air vents / table leg, etc - the lack of whipping round those on the current carpets really lets the show down.

Re the cushions: Were they able to repair the backs where the velcro just rips the thin nylon covering to shreds?

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Yes they did manage to do the all the whipping, including the air vents which were the most difficult. They also never lined up before. I am surprised that your current ones are not whipped, as mine were.

Combining the three pieces together has reduced the edges needing whipping and also transformed the feel of the van to a Home, especially in the cab area where I have increased the carpet coverage considerably.

You guessed right about the velcro damage to the cushion backs. I had new stronger patches put over the damaged areas. The velcro doesnt grip to these and doesnt need to as the cushions are a tight fit anyway.

The main job I needed them to do was to repair the underside of one of the bed cushions as this had split. I did get the cover off without damaging the zip, which is difficult as it is at the end, rather than down the length. They were surprised that I had managed it, so I paid them extra to refit the repaired one.

If you do consider doing yours, then have a look at this carpet. I dont know the colour scheme of your upholstery but this one is lighter than my old carpet but the supplementary colours match perfectly with those in the upright cushions. It has lightened the interior. The carpet has a definite longitudinal stripe and I wasnt sure which way it would come so I went for a 3m x 3m which gave me the option of which way to use it. I have attached some drawings I did at the outset which may be useful to you.
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Yes they did manage to do the all the whipping, including the air vents which were the most difficult. They also never lined up before. I am surprised that your current ones are not whipped, as mine were.

Combining the three pieces together has reduced the edges needing whipping and also transformed the feel of the van to a Home, especially in the cab area where I have increased the carpet coverage considerably.

You guessed right about the velcro damage to the cushion backs. I had new stronger patches put over the damaged areas. The velcro doesnt grip to these and doesnt need to as the cushions are a tight fit anyway.

The main job I needed them to do was to repair the underside of one of the bed cushions as this had split. I did get the cover off without damaging the zip, which is difficult as it is at the end, rather than down the length. They were surprised that I had managed it, so I paid them extra to refit the repaired one.

If you do consider doing yours, then have a look at this carpet. I dont know the colour scheme of your upholstery but this one is lighter than my old carpet but the supplementary colours match perfectly with those in the upright cushions. It has lightened the interior. The carpet has a definite longitudinal stripe and I wasnt sure which way it would come so I went for a 3m x 3m which gave me the option of which way to use it. I have attached some drawings I did at the outset which may be useful to you.

Nice drawings Andy, which package did you use?
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Nice drawings Andy, which package did you use?
Thanks. Turbocad 2d. I have had it for some time now and I expect there are better ones about. I know how this one works so have stuck with it. The are some good 3d ones too but I find them more complicated to use.
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Thanks. Turbocad 2d. I have had it for some time now and I expect there are better ones about. I know how this one works so have stuck with it. The are some good 3d ones too but I find them more complicated to use.

Cheers, I was hoping it was new and numty usable one, I can't get my head around CAD despite trying several times, so end up using standard drawing apps.
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Yes they did manage to do the all the whipping, including the air vents which were the most difficult. They also never lined up before. I am surprised that your current ones are not whipped, as mine were.

Combining the three pieces together has reduced the edges needing whipping and also transformed the feel of the van to a Home, especially in the cab area where I have increased the carpet coverage considerably.

You guessed right about the velcro damage to the cushion backs. I had new stronger patches put over the damaged areas. The velcro doesnt grip to these and doesnt need to as the cushions are a tight fit anyway.

The main job I needed them to do was to repair the underside of one of the bed cushions as this had split. I did get the cover off without damaging the zip, which is difficult as it is at the end, rather than down the length. They were surprised that I had managed it, so I paid them extra to refit the repaired one.

If you do consider doing yours, then have a look at this carpet. I dont know the colour scheme of your upholstery but this one is lighter than my old carpet but the supplementary colours match perfectly with those in the upright cushions. It has lightened the interior. The carpet has a definite longitudinal stripe and I wasnt sure which way it would come so I went for a 3m x 3m which gave me the option of which way to use it. I have attached some drawings I did at the outset which may be useful to you.
My existing holes for air vents / table leg aren't whipped, so they probably looked a bit tatty from day one.

I recently replaced the two-piece mattress on the French bed with a single custom made Duvalite mattress. Not cheap (£500) but I have been very pleased with it. Being a single-piece mattress makes it a bit more difficult to lift up to access the under-bed storage area, but it also prevents the half nearest the centre of the van moving during the night, which was a right pain.

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I recently replaced the two-piece mattress on the French bed with a single custom made Duvalite mattress. Not cheap (£500) but I have been very pleased with it. Being a single-piece mattress makes it a bit more difficult to lift up to access the under-bed storage area,
Ah. I put a 2" memory foam over the top of the two pieces instead
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Does that make the 2 pieces remember to stay together?

I'm daft and proud of it.
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Fiat main dealer accessory departments do a good quality tailored cab carpet. It's black with a waterproof backing and very hard wearing and a y embroidered Ducato on it. Has two fixing studs (easy fit) to keep it in place. Mine cost about £40 8 years ago and still going strong after some serious abuse.

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