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Posted: 9/15/2009 7:46:31 AM EST
I'm kind of surprised I couldn't find this in a search, but what kind of carpet is typically in gun safes?

I've got a cheap stack on with the heavy gray and black carpet internally. I wanted to make some modifications to the inside, but it will involve recarpeting or finding additional carpet.

Anyone have any ideas?

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Link Posted: 9/15/2009 8:47:39 AM EST
I think it's felt not carpet.
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Link Posted: 9/15/2009 10:07:17 AM EST
Any outdoor carpet would work fine. That will give you something with a heavier/tighter weave that won't get caught on the edges/corners, sights of your guns. You can probably use what ever you like though. Shag carpet would be pimp, add a disco ball and some cheesy disco music and your guns will be dancing all night long! I'd pay money to see that.

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Link Posted: 9/15/2009 10:38:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2009 10:39:20 AM EST by BigTony]
Home Depot & Lowes usually sell outdoor carpet in 6' widths. They'll cut it to length for you, so you'll get 6 x whatever, then use a razor knife to trim to fit. It can be very inexpensive and they should have a few choices of styles and colors.
Also you could try a stereo/ car radio parts outlet as they should sell the heavy felt-like product that speaker box makers use. That's a good choice, too.

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Link Posted: 9/15/2009 1:00:40 PM EST
I didn't even think about speakerbox felt. That would be PERFECT! :D

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Link Posted: 9/15/2009 4:04:58 PM EST
How would you attach the carpet or felt? Is there a particular type of adhesive made for this?

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Link Posted: 9/15/2009 4:25:41 PM EST
you can get a spray adhesive from lowes... don't use outdoor carpet! go with the felt stuff....
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Link Posted: 9/15/2009 5:27:00 PM EST
I believe that automotive carpet is very similar (if not identical) to the stuff that you find lining safes.

My local WalMart sells a pretty large sized roll of this stuff for $10.

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