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Old 03-15-2001, 07:39 PM
Ron Johnstone Ron Johnstone is offline
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The laundry detergent is great in that it has brighteners in it which will help, however, for truly filthy carpets, you can escalate with Simple Green used in various concentrations and for really bad cases, add TSP to the detergent. For carpets that can't be removed from the car and for seats, nothing beats a strong wet-dry vacuum and lots of water following the soap and scrubbing. I've encountered seats that have been soaked with stuff like orange juice and had them come truly clean by putting in and sucking out about 15 gallons of water. Be sure to throughly dry everything with sun and fans or it will smell of mold. If mold is the basic problem, vinegar in the rinse water will kill it without bleaching the carpet.
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