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I got a rear cargo mat from a buddy, but it was left outside for a while and is now all warped, I guess it was left on uneven ground with something heavy on top of it.

Is there any way to get the warped sections to reform in the correct shape?
anybody ever done anything like this? would leaving it in the sun help?
I tried searching the forum but wasn't able to turn anything up, so any advice would be very much appreciated! :monkey_dance:
 

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I think if you lay it out on flat ground for a while it should regain its original shape... preferably in warm sunlight.
 

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maybe a good soaking with some kind of plastic/vinyl conditioner?
I would recommend not doing this^

When we got our foz I though it would be great to hit the cargo liner with some 303, or Meg #40.. ended up nice and shiny, but stuff slipped and squeeked around forever back there, it took a couple months and a bunch of hot water and soap to get it all off.

It only gets hot water and soap these days, sure it isn't jet black and nice looking but it is clean and the groceries stay where you put them..:biggrin:
the cover is drawn 24/7 anyways..
 

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The high temp where I live has been around 50-60F during the day...
I left it in the sun today, but results weren't impressive.
I need warmer temps and more time.

I cleaned it with some black magic cleaner. It doesnt seem slippery really, but i dont haul loose stuff in the back anyway. Thanks for the advice guys! :monkey_dance:
 

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When we got our foz I though it would be great to hit the cargo liner with some 303, or Meg #40.. ended up nice and shiny, but stuff slipped and squeeked around forever back there...

In the early 90's I had a Thunderbird with a nice leather interior. Well, I wanted to make sure I took good care of it. Hit it with leather cleaner and then conditioner at least weekly.

When I had passengers they were always complaining how the leather was so soft and smooth they had trouble staying in their seats and keeping their butts planted during corners and braking:biggrin:

Still, I do conditioner my cargo liner on top only. I usually go over it again with another clean cloth and slippage has never really been an issue

Good tip on the heat gun. Will certainly fix the problem
 
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