Car Mats

Discussion in 'Discounted Products' started by Fast Alan, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Fast Alan

    Fast Alan Mr September Staff Member

    Nothing flash,but have any of you wandered if those LHD mats they sell of at rimmer bros for a tenner fit RHD ok.

    Answer yep exactly the same,I bought some the other day.

    Here they are fitted in car

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    Been re dying the steering wheel while I was at it

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  2. kinggareth

    kinggareth Guest

    I'd be interested to know how dying your steering wheel comes out.
     
  3. Fast Alan

    Fast Alan Mr September Staff Member

    Will show result.have nothing to lose as if you look closely at picture you will see Ive lost a chunk of leather on the right hand join where the red and black leather meet,but Iam going to try and fix that as well if possible.

    Think theres a few of us on here all in need of a new steering wheel,but lets see if we can save the old ones,as there hard to come by
     
  4. Taphouse

    Taphouse Member

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  5. daneym

    daneym Member

    Make that 2!!!! Damn!! I cant stop spending money on the bloody car! I have to get some new rear brake pads and maybe a caliper too!
     
  6. Fast Alan

    Fast Alan Mr September Staff Member

    Haha guys get spending.

    Daney look at the hanbrake connection on the caliper,youll find nine times out of ten the pin holding it to the caliper has siezed not allowing the handbrake cable to move properly,if so money saved
     
  7. daneym

    daneym Member

    Cheers for that Alan! Ill take it to the local mechanic (he is pretty good! doesnt mind you buying your own parts , and wont rip me off!). I need new back pads and he will check the calipers out, Actually what you say makes sense! as I drove it up to Brum today, and it sounded as though it was seized or binding!
     
  8. Jona

    Jona Active Member

    I bought some red leather dye from a seller on ebay. My steering wheel was a real mess, the kit had a cleaning agent, dye and conditioner (as the cleaning agent is known to really dry out the leather) the seller did say that white spirit works well for ingrained muck. The wheel looked new by the time I finished, that was for the NEC last year, still looks great. I also used it on the driver seat, after 105K miles it looked tired. the creases are just starting to show slightly now after a year but still much better than they had been. If anybody is interested I will try to dig out the supplier. It was a colour match specific to the BRM. In short, it takes ages but it was well worth doing.
     
  9. Fast Alan

    Fast Alan Mr September Staff Member

    Nice one be good to see what you used..I bought the scuffmaster dye from gliptones along with the cleaner and conditioner,which I used to do my passenger seat last year,as it was showing the brownish colour of the leather in the cracks/creases,it worked well and is still looking good nearly one year on.

    Ive gone over the steering wheel a couple of times now and its nearly there,haha couldnt believe how much of it was dirt I cleaned off from my grubby hands
     
  10. Jona

    Jona Active Member

    Colour dye

    Yes, it's a bit scary what was festering in my steering wheel as well. Guess I should do a better job of washing my hands when I leave work! The hardest bits were stainless and ally dust particles to remove. Didn't even realise I had on my hands, probably transfer from clothing I guess. I have some before and after shots, but haven't had much luck uploading pictures in the past. Not sure the best way to do it.
    I will check out the packaging tonight, it wasn't too expensive but expensive enough to make me think twice not knowing if it would work.
    It said something to me when they offered two kinds of dye's. One original factory colour and one which had been altered to closer represent the current colour which obviously fades a bit with sun and use.
    Mark
     
  11. Taphouse

    Taphouse Member

    Well my mats arrived yesterday, all i can say is bargain!! the best purchased I've made for the BRM.
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    Herbalaire
     
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  12. Fast Alan

    Fast Alan Mr September Staff Member

    Good glad you got them,when I looked the other day they were out of stock so hope a few of you got them in time
     
  13. daneym

    daneym Member

    Back in stock!!!!! I just ordered some! Phew! I left it too late last time, so just phoned up and ordered some now. They have LHD and RHD too!
     
  14. Fast Alan

    Fast Alan Mr September Staff Member

    nice Ive found as theres no built in heel mat its best to put something over the drivers one to stop wearing/marking it,like another small mat
     
  15. daneym

    daneym Member

    Good tip! Ill put an old mat over the top of new one!
     
  16. Arron

    Arron Guest

    just wonderind how do u fit the mat holders (the clippy things near the bottom) as i am sick of repositioning mine so will be looking in to buying some
     
  17. Fast Alan

    Fast Alan Mr September Staff Member

    Quite easy mate,just get some masking tape and position plenty around where the holes are going to be,then place and position your mat,then when happy draw around the hole ...then you can take a bradle and make a starting hole ,then just a matter of screwing in the clips and fixing down your mat

    Works a treat,look good and dont move
     
  18. Arron

    Arron Guest

    ive looked at the mats and there cheap untill you go to check out it doubles in price may have to save up for those lol
     
  19. daneym

    daneym Member

    Thats true! I ordered an oil filter the same time too, it all came back the next day for £26. They are a lot better than the ones you can get from e-bay or similar!
     

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