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    Default Work Truck=slippery vinyl floor

    Hello all! I just bought a 2007 Silverado ext cab WT(work truck). The floor is vinyl, and very slippery. I tried putting in some carpet mats but they slid around too!
    Any suggestions: I'd like some carpet but would settle for anything that doesn't move around (heavy rubber)
    Thanks much!
    Gary

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    Sounds like someone Armor All'ed it up for you. Get it dirty, then clean it with something other than Armor All. It shouldn't be that slippery unless it has a silicone based substance on it.

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    my reply sucks....the one at work we just never clean itthe dirt keeps it "unsmooth"but seriously...i want a vinyl floor in mine and im concerned about the slickness too as id keep it clean....

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    http://www.accmats.com/ - You can try these guys for carpeting, or you can get some out of a junk yard truck.

    http://www.weathertech.com/ - I've also heard good things about these guys for mats.
    Scott

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    Velcro maybe? to hold the mats in place. I used to armor all the vinyl floor in my old Dodge truck when I was younger and dumber! just had to be careful!
    Adam


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    Those are a pain the but. I have them in my pick up.. They were good because we'd be all muddy after riding, and didn't mess anything up.. But I was always sliding around all over the place.
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    Welcome to the site!!!!

    If you not concerned with it looking all shiny try scuffing it up with heavy grit sandpaper. It will cause most of the slickness to go away. Or just keep it dirty.
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    duct tape lol

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    Welcome to the site. I have a different approach.. kinda like duct tape, but more along the lines of a fix-all for trucks... Rhino Liner! Get a small can of rhino liner and go to town. It should still look good, should be durable, and should give you the traction you are looking for.

    Just a thought as I've never done it before..!..
    Steven



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    As the proud owner of a vinyl clad truck, I have found that just good ol' soap works. It cleans it nicely, and leaves a little sheen, but not slippery.

    When you're washing your truck, throw an old towel in the bucket, wring it out, and clean the floor by hand. Dry the heavy stuff and the rest air dries. If it is Armour All, maybe dish soap will be better to cut the oil base.

    Welcome to the site and enjoy your vinyl. (No coffee stains, no melted gumballs, no stinky milk...)

    D

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