Originally Posted by Marcwakefield22
Just got a lot of red mud on my carpet today cause I haven't taken the front section out yet. What's a good way to get it cleaned?
I would take it out, and wash it with a mild dish detergent or color safe laundry detergent, until it is clean. If you get a good concentration of dissolved laundry soap and rub the carpet with a white face towel you can see the dirt you are removing. Some of those carpet cleaners will remove the dye, and make the carpet fade in color. For tough spots, use a spot cleaner, and rub the dirt off with the white face towel. A bathtub works well, because you can wash and rinse it until the water is clear. This way you make sure that dirt isn't embedded in the carpet that will just come back up. Then, I would make sure it is thoroughly dry, before putting it back in the vehicle. We are lucky with our Jeeps because it is easy to take out the carpeting. With most cars, removing it isn't a viable option. So, you have to get it shampooed in the car, and then you get new dirt on the clean carpet while it is drying out from your shoes. If I am too lazy to take it out, I just keep covering it with paper towels until the towels are no longer wet when I remove them. But, this doesn't allow you to get the dirt that just embeds itself into the carpet while shampooing it. For this reason, I think a bathtub works best.