What to secure carpet with?

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Got the new carpet in the truck, getting it to take shape.
I put foil backed sound deadener on the floor boards and the carpet has the jute padding under it.
It’s slick as a greased door knob.
What do I do to keep it in place? It sure don’t feel like just being pinched under the door thresholds is going to cut it.
Besides seems it would help in the corners to have it glued down.
Ideas?
 

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Got the new carpet in the truck, getting it to take shape.
I put foil backed sound deadener on the floor boards and the carpet has the jute padding under it.
It’s slick as a greased door knob.
What do I do to keep it in place? It sure don’t feel like just being pinched under the door thresholds is going to cut it.
Besides seems it would help in the corners to have it glued down.
Ideas?
I'd do a clear silicone adhesive. Comes in a caulking tube. A squiggly pattern on the flat parts, and a bead around the outside.
Dries clear, so no color bleed threw, doesn't stink, dries relitivly quick, pretty cheap, and very sticky. Same stuff I use to hold mirror glass on.
And its pretty soft when dry, so you won't notice it, unlike something like liquid nails, that's brown and hard as a rock.
 

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I think my first effort would be to clean the metal surface well and then use carpet tape. It holds carpet down well in the home, and its relatively easy to remove .

Once you get the seat bolted in, the carpet can’t move much at all, and then add in the thresholds and kick panels to keep the edges in place. It is very unlikely to move once it’s all in place.

Any type of liquid adhesive will be a big mess if you need to remove the carpet to work on seats or console, or to d check for rust.
 

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I've done foil backed deadener and mass backed carpet right over top several times in the past with no issue. The seat (and since you're 4wd, the shifter bezel) and sills *should* be enough. This time around, I topped all mine with Noico closed cell foam on top, so it wasn't as slick as other installs. But I've never had an issue either way with the carpet staying put.
 

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Good suggestions. And I suppose it shouldn’t move. Once all in. But kick panels don’t hold it down. The thresholds do.
But was also thinking didn’t want to secure it where it can’t come up, for whatever reason.
Was going to put closed cell foam down as well but with the padding already under the front part (and the factory padding under the seats was saved, it kind of matches up.)
Think I’ll wait n see once done if it doesn’t stay put.
Maybe a few strips of stick on Velcro if needed…
 

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Heavy duty double sided tape.
 

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Heavy duty double sided tape.

Yup, worked well. Used 2” wide double stick Velcro. 1 strip down each side from firewall to the seat hump. Holds carpet tight out to the kick panels.
 

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Old 4-N cars use mastic....like you get on a roll for old windshields. I have it on hand all the time. 1/4" rope - use it for keeping harnesses in place (like under the carpet or in the dash) also. Its like industrial fun tack - holds like crazy and is easy to pull off when you need to.

Its like the old Brylcreem commercials "a little dab will do ya" - a few 25-50c size wads and it will go nowhere. What I'll use on mine most likely.
 

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Old 4-N cars use mastic....like you get on a roll for old windshields. I have it on hand all the time. 1/4" rope - use it for keeping harnesses in place (like under the carpet or in the dash) also. Its like industrial fun tack - holds like crazy and is easy to pull off when you need to.

Its like the old Brylcreem commercials "a little dab will do ya" - a few 25-50c size wads and it will go nowhere. What I'll use on mine most likely.
True. Works well I’m sure.
I used gorilla tape to hold wires in place and Velcro.
21st century mastic! Lol.
 

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Another cool hack. Glad my smart buddy was over at the house when I was doing this.
Rather than trying to cut holes in the carpet for all the seat/belt bolts, heated up a 1/2” socket and melted perfectly round holes at each location.
Had a nail thru the carpet locating each hole and the nail worked like a mini shish ke Bob and the carpet plugs came out with the nails.
No fuzz, no fraying. No trying to cut slices or Xs at the holes.
 

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Another cool hack. Glad my smart buddy was over at the house when I was doing this.
Rather than trying to cut holes in the carpet for all the seat/belt bolts, heated up a 1/2” socket and melted perfectly round holes at each location.
Had a nail thru the carpet locating each hole and the nail worked like a mini shish ke Bob and the carpet plugs came out with the nails.
No fuzz, no fraying. No trying to cut slices or Xs at the holes.
That's a good idea! I did the heated up punch idea last time I did carpet but a socket would be great for the larger holes
 

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