@wentwest ah, I see how that can read as such. I am merely looking to broadly understand jute and the how/what of its replacement , and the comments here are helping.
a little more detail : there’s a particular patch of jute on my car which I would love to just swap with something. And this is the fibrous jute, with pieces of … can it really be?.. horse hair, rope, other junk. Intuition tells me this must be a cheap-O method, unless there’s some benefit like fire-resistance…
anyways, @jtsanders car is largely for function, but I don’t want it to look like a hackjob and I agree with your statements. @"the same mountainbike" thanks yes, perhaps some of that felt stuff would be good. I think something mid-range price is what I should get - the Second Skin stuff appears to appeal to the $ound-$ystem crowd (not that sound systems are bad, I enjoy sound systems), but still looks functional. @Triedaq I am interested in that too, but must save it for another thread. I have rubber/poly-U/foam things that are smelly and old, and would love to cut new - but this thread ought to be about jute.
actually, I am not sure how much jute is in this Porsche 944. The carpets are nice, not sure if after-market or what-have-you.