Homemade mats for Blue Magnetism Prime

Discussion in 'Prime Accessories and Modifications' started by MarkSDCA, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. MarkSDCA

    MarkSDCA Junior Member

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    Made these from commercial grade carpet... They will never be this clean again but what do you think??
     

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    they look great, well done!(y)
     
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    Great! It matches your car color perfectly. Did you also do rear seats and cargo mat?

    Now you need to change your profile to your new PRIME.;)
     
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    I think you are probably right about the challenge of keeping them clean.
    My concern about any homemade automobile mat project would ultimately be safety. No sliding, no possible binding under a pedal..etc, etc...
    That's why I like expensive commercial mats designed for the vehicle precisely.
    Too many stories about mats and accidents.

    Now that I have rained on the parade.....
    They look great.

    I hope they are safe.
    I hope you can keep them clean.
     
  5. Mark Hoppe

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    thanks for pointing that out.....it turns out that i have a really old profile that I havent used for years and somehow started this thread on my old profile not my new one!
     
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    Thanks for the input especially re: safety. I live in San Diego...maybe 8 years ago there was a horrible accident here that killed a family in a Lexus...the culprit was indeed the drivers side floor mat...it did lock down the accelerator pedal and they lost control of the car. I will keep my eye on it....the way it's shaped with the big curve on the left side it seems like it would physically prevent movement of the mat. I did follow the exact lines of the original mat which has no material in the accelerator pedal area. Also I do recall that the car is designed to shut off by long pressing the Start/Stop button but let's hope it never comes to that!!
     
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    My opinion - they are cute but an accident waiting to happen. What is holding them in place so they can't migrate up under the pedals?
     
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    Try velcro?
     
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    Grommets to use the mat hooks already in the car? At least that is what my Gen 4 has.
     
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    @Raytheeagle here is your weekend project. :D
     
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    If you talk to @The Critic , my weekend project is external detailing:).

    But Easter weekend might not be the best time for that as 30+ are set to invade on Saturday :cool:.

    We got the rubber mats with our Prime, so home made mats will be shelved until the rubber wears out;).

    But as long as the mats lock down to the fasteners, they match well(y).
     
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    You need these mats for those CA car shows & meetups. :D
     
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    It would make our Prime stand out even more :).

    One of the wife’s friends calls it the “electric blueberry”:LOL::ROFLMAO::LOL::ROFLMAO:.

    So maybe additional accessorization could work(y).
     
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