Ok, so here in Canada, winter can kinda get annoying, really, really, annoying. I got tired of having to clean my interior after winter of all the salt stains, sand, gravel, and what nots that transferred from outside to inside. So I got me some vinyl. Yeah, that stuff used in taxis and police cars. It ain't gonna look pretty after but at least my carpets will be dry this year, and that a good thing once you see what i got into.
Here'* the vinyl, a roll for $25, does the whole interior and a trunk:
Now first step is to remove the seats and bottom edge trim. Since I was getting into the nitty gritty, I decided to check out the Ground Bus and make sure they're good to go.
Driver side OK!
Passenger side OK! Made sure to cover them with di-electric grease and wrapped them up.
But after checking out the driver side, I found that the corner was rusted out and can see thru to the ground.
Here you can see how the (insulation?) is wet. Pulled it up and dried it out while fixing the hole.
I don't have any pics of the repair work, since it looks like crap and I'm not the best at body work. But I did manage to clean up the rust, seal the hole and did a little preventive maintenance to keep it from happening again.
Also the rear insulation was wet and started to soak thru the paint. Pull that out and dried it, sanded and repainted floor. No more bubbles!
Next, put back everything and clean the carpets. Nothing looks better than clean carpets. And having the seats out makes it hella easy.
That turtle wax oxy clean stuff works great. Just scrub it and vacuum, and it looks like new!
A dash pic for those who care:
Now to layout the vinyl. Decided to do two separate pieces for the front and one for the back. makes it easier to stretch and put down flat against the carpet.
That it for now, I'll have pics of the complete job later. Also, if you noticed, there were rust stains on the carpet from the feet of the seats, got out the grinder and rust paint to fix that. Add some extra grease to the power seat stuff that looked like it could use it.