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Old 08-02-2005, 12:12 PM   #1
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Default VUE Cargo Mat, Can You Cut It?

Hello,

I just bought the VUE rubber cargo mat. I was wondering, do you think you could cut it so that you could still access the flip up door and storage compartments?

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Old 08-02-2005, 12:18 PM   #2
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You still have access to the door. Just grab the mat and roll it forward a bit, and you can open the grocery bag holder.
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Old 08-02-2005, 12:24 PM   #3
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I do not see why you can not cut it. It may be hard to get a nice smooth cut, but it should be dooable.

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Old 08-02-2005, 12:25 PM   #4
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Default Re: VUE Cargo Mat, Can You Cut It?

Ditto .. The rubber is pretty thick you needed something pretty heavy duty to cut.

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Old 08-02-2005, 12:51 PM   #5
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Default Re: VUE Cargo Mat, Can You Cut It?

I just roll mine forward like OhioVueBoy does.

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Old 08-02-2005, 01:48 PM   #6
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Default Re: VUE Cargo Mat, Can You Cut It?

If your roll it instead of cutting it, wont the rubber get stretched and eventually tear anyway (I am talking about years of use). Also, if you roll it up in front of the compartment, I doubt you will any flat space there to cary boxes or the like.

Just some thoughts that I figured I would throw out there.

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Old 08-02-2005, 02:50 PM   #7
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I just bought the VUE rubber cargo mat. I was wondering, do you think you could cut it so that you could still access the flip up door and storage compartments?
Why buy the mat only to cut it up? Just get an old piece of carpet or rubber or something then.
I too have the cargo mat and frequently use the under floor storage compartments. Usually I just grab the edge of the mat and flip it up over itself. Gets it out of the way and allows me access to the storage bins.
Lately I have had a little box in the back there with a few odds and ends in it (jumper cables, few spare towels, cargo straps, etc.). I've also put my cargo net in place as well. Having the cargo net there, with my box of stuff, the cargo mat in place, AND I want to use the bins. Still doable. My box is behind the seat, the cargo net is on the other side of the box, and the cargo mat can be flipped up, rolled up, or tucked under for access to the cargo bins.
Seems like a lot going on, but it allows me to put things where I want them in numerous configurations. I can also take one or more items out and put something else in there in a matter of seconds.

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Old 08-02-2005, 03:05 PM   #8
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Default Re: VUE Cargo Mat, Can You Cut It?

You can cut anything. You can cut concrete and steel with the right tools. I don't see why a rubber mat couldn't be cut.

But I just fold mine forward when I use the grocery bin.

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Old 08-02-2005, 03:07 PM   #9
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I second the discussions about the net... it comes in handy... moreso than the grocery carrier for the most part.
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Old 08-02-2005, 04:31 PM   #10
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Default Re: VUE Cargo Mat, Can You Cut It?

You don't need to cut the mat to get to the grocery carrier. Just fold the mat in half back towards the back seat and you'll be able to open up the grocery carrier without a problem. The mat will also fold back easily afterwards without any sign of a crease because it's very pliable. I often leave the mat folded back for weeks at a time and the grocery carrier in the upright position.

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Old 08-02-2005, 05:47 PM   #11
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I agree with others here....just fold the mat back when you need to

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