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Old 11-15-2005, 03:58 PM
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Best way to clean carpet in the ol gal

OK, yes I am thinking ahead , but these carpets need cleaned. I dont want to trash them by using some process that others have learned from. They look like they are in great shape, but they are dirty AND 34 years old
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Old 11-15-2005, 04:02 PM
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Without spending a fortune? Just purchace some carpet shampoo from the grocery store, put it in a spray bottle, get a nylon bristle brush. Spray, scrub - spray, scrub. Use a wet vac to extract the excess soloution. Old Fashion yes, but effective and inexspensive. You can pay close attention to detail making sure you are not damaging the old fibers.
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Old 11-15-2005, 06:06 PM
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carpet shampoo as in the stuff you put in machines? or some other product
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Old 11-17-2005, 11:54 AM
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Another thing. You might TRY using a pressure washer on them after you have them soaped up good. That really did the trick on our 300D. Unfortunately, it also destroyed a small piece that was a little weak, so be careful with the pressure if you try this.
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Old 11-17-2005, 12:58 PM
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For the ones that come out of the car. Use Oxi clean and really flood them with the water/oxi clean solution. Lay them flat and allow them to dry over a couple of days.
For the permanently installed carpets, I like Tuff Stuff. Go to any auto store and you should find it. Works very well. The oxi clean is just cheaper for the ones you can remove.

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Old 11-18-2005, 11:17 AM
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Carpet refurb

I removed the carpets from my car. I used a product called resolve. Spray on foam. Then after it was dry I got some Dye (rit dye) filled up a spray bottle w/hot solution and sprayed it on. Carpets look like new....
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Old 11-18-2005, 11:55 AM
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carpet shampoo as in the stuff you put in machines? or some other product
Normal Carpet Cleaning Machine Soloution or Upholstery Cleaner if Available, Rug Dr. works very well
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Old 11-18-2005, 02:31 PM
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looks like I have lots of options, thanks, I will let you know the results
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Old 11-26-2005, 03:02 PM
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Great Way to clean carpet

I just got a 1984 300SD and the interior was filthy. I removed every single interior piece, seats, carpets, etc... that can be removed. I have access to a hot water pressure washer at work. So I brought all the carpet in and soaked it down with that citrus orange cleaner/degreaser and let it soak for a short time. Then I pressure washed it with 140 degree F water. They came out looking like brand new. When I started the guys at work thought the carpet was absolutly raunchy, but now they can't believe it's the same carpet. Not everyone has a hot pressure washer, but some car washes heat the water so that may be an option.
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