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Hi All,

I have a 1970 240Z I bought a couple of years ago, and have been (slowly) redoing the interior. I'm not going for concours here, but I do try to get back to as close to 1970 as I can, when there is an option. There are millions of threads on Jute (I think I might have read all of them. Often more than once, but I have a memory leak). I started out with jute from a british roadster site. I didn't order enough, and found some on Amazon a while back. The british stuff was like Kat's yellow/blond color, the amazon stuff looked more like gray/multicolor carpet jute to me. I like the look of the yellow stuff more, but good lord, I hate working with it. If I look at it wrong, it emits a cloud of hair/fiber/stuff. The gray stuff is the same thickness, cuts almost as easily, but doesn't disintegrate when you stare at it for more than 5 seconds. 

I have to order more of one or the other, to finish out. I'm pretty sure I'm going to sell this 240Z when I'm done (I dunno, maybe I'll like it more when it's complete)... Am I going to hurt myself / the next owner if I do the gray jute? The stuff under the carpet is fine, you can just replace it. But the stuff I'll put on the tunnel is for ever. (Although if I were the next owner, I would definitely rather strip off the gray jute rather than the yellow stuff, based on my experience taking out the jute that was on this car). Or, and I guess this is probably heresy: for the stuff that gets glued down and goes under the vinyl, maybe even use a modern sound deadening material? I think that would be easiest to remove in the future. 

Roadster Factory "Original Jute":

http://trf.zeni.net/webcatalog/specials9.35/38.php?s_wt=2560&s_ht=1440

Jute from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/MACs-Auto-Parts-51-26251-Backing/dp/B072BZ7JL9/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=MACs+Auto+Parts+jute&qid=1562379158&s=gateway&sr=8-1

 

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Thanks for that link.  I would like to see some of that original jute but it looks like it's going to cost me $50.  OF course, none of it shows.  I don't think it really matters which material.  I like the clear sealer idea too.

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I used the Roadster Factory jute and sprayed it with Plasti-Dip clear.

No problems with dust or small fiber shedding and keeps the original look.

 

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@240260280: Thanks for the idea, I'm going to try that. 

@Zup: If you were to do it again, would you go with the Plasti-Dip, or use something else? It's not "tacky" or anything when you are done? I've never used Plasti-Dip, so not familiar with how it feels. 

@26th-Z: if you send me your snail mail address, I'd be happy to drop a little chunk into the mail so you can see what it feels like. 

 

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cwenzel at earthlink dot net

That would be great.  I'm going to at least need it for the tunnel.

Thanks!

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Nope not tacky or sticky when dry---works well for this.

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