Cutting Openings into the Boot Liner

The liner and optional extras completely cover my boot and do not have any openings in them, what can I do if I require openings?

In your car boot, there are ‘D’ rings behind the backseats or luggage points to which you need to gain access to, or maybe, your boot contains a side light, a loudspeaker or a 12 Volt battery socket and any other accessories that you would like to use. There may be times when you aren’t taking your four-legged friend with you and would like to use the load cover cassette.

So, here is where you ask yourself the questions: I have found a boot liner for my car, but, it does not come with these openings, why is that the case and what can I do about it?

Why do we not offer openings in the boot liner for all vehicle models?

The reason why we do not offer openings in all our boot liners is that the majority of our customers want their boot liner to be completely covered and protected with no holes in it. In addition, on a year by year basis the positioning of the side light can change, even if it is the same vehicle. This change may only be something as minute as a 2mm difference, but, this difference is enough that the boot liner will not be a perfect fit.

So, what can I do?

As we try to keep the openings in our liners to a minimum then you can carefully modify the liner yourself. However, NEVER cut the bindings or ANY sewn seam.

How can I cut an opening in the boot liner

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1. Firstly, follow the fitting instructions and complete the installation of your boot liner.

2. Mark the cloth 

  • Identify the shape you wish to cut
  • Using a wax pencil carefully trace the contour of the shape
  • Remove the boot liner / cover

3. Cut the cloth

  • With a sharp blade carefully cut the hole
  • It is better to round off corners so that you do not create under/over-cuts

Re-fit the boot liner

My car boot door has door handles but the tailgate cover covers these, what can I do?

Please follow steps 2-4 above

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Tip: You can use Autoglym Intensive Tar remover to wipe off the wax markings.

I have a loudspeaker / air vents in my boot, but, the boot liner covers them, what can I do?

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  • 1. Firstly, follow the fitting instructions and complete the installation of your boot liner.
  • 2. Mark the cloth
  • Identify the shape you wish to cut
  • Using a wax pencil carefully trace the contour of the shape
  • Remove the boot liner / cover
  • 3. Cut the cloth
  • With a sharp blade carefully cut the hole
  • It is better to round off corners so that you do not create under/over-cut
  • Maybe you would prefer to cut multiple small holes into the liner for the speaker rather than one large cut-out-
  • 4. Re-fit the boot liner

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