So I got to thinking about how I was going to try and tack down the mats and didn't really want to mess with the velcro because I hate adhesive with a passion. It never fails that when it gets hot stickiness goes everywhere and that's just now fun. The snaps were a good idea, but I have any of those and didn't know how well that would work as I've never messed with snaps.
So the answer?.....
MAGNETS!!! Yep, magnets, plus some hardware to hold it all on. I had four of these rare-earth magnets I had taken out of something and they are circular with a hole cut out like a washer and they are super strong. It just kinda hit me all at once and I just finished putting it together and am waiting to see how well it all works.
Qty 2 - #8-32 x 1-inch machine screws and nuts
Qty 2 - #10 washers
Qty 2 - #10 finish washers
Qty 4 - washer style rare earth magnets
Qty 2 - small metal plate with 1/8" holes on each side
Qty 4 - 1/8 x 3mm rivets and washers
Here's the diagram of how I laid everything out. Hopefully it will give you a clear representation of what I did.
NOTE: The washers on the bottom side of the mat and plate are optional I would say. My rivets were barely long enough so I actually didn't put washers there on the other side.
FINISHED PRODUCT PICTURES
Here's how the rivets/washers look top side of the mats. If everything works, I'll touch these up with black paint so they are less noticeable.
The underside of the mat and the top part of the magnetized screw/washer. Sorry for the overexposure of the metal plate. Basically the plate was just something I had laying around. It can be anything as long as it is a magnetic metal.
Finally, underneath the carpet showing the magnets, nut and washer.
If for some reason the magnets aren't strong enough going through the carpet and screw, I may get rid of the finish washer on top of the carpet and use one of the magnets there instead. That way the magnet would be in direct contact with the metal plates on the mat and there's no way the wind is going to knock that out haha.
It would be nice if Quadratec could include something like this as it wouldn't be that hard to do. I'll post back after a drive down the freeway and report how things worked out.