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Finished cutting and buffing tonight. Then we installed the panel and insulation behind the rear seat and installed the rear seat back. Next will be installation of ACC carpet with mass backing. We have an awl and soldering iron ready for the install of the carpet. :)

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3 hours ago, Dtret said:

I understand the awl, is the soldering iron to burn the thread when you cut it?

Yes....was just told recently of this little trick. It supposedly cauterizes the edge of the hole so you get a nice round hole that won't frey.  It is the straight soldering iron you use and not the soldering gun type. 

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Carpet install began last night and will continue tonight. An awl works well for locating holes and a straight soldering iron is perfect for making holes. It melts a nice round hole and cauterizes the edge so it won't frey etc. It is also fast and easy. 


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