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Old 10-07-2013, 09:01 PM   #1
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Cleaning carpet??

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?

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I hang mine on the clothesline and hose em down...

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Old 10-07-2013, 09:39 PM   #3
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Yep pull them out and use a car wash. They normally have the mat holders that work well for our carpets.
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Ok cool I'll try to do that tomorrow
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:54 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:16 PM   #6
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Don't do what I did. I used the industrial washing machine at work. They came out great, looked new and smelled clean. The problem was that the heat shielding on the back was destroyed. I left it as-is. Oh well.
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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?
One time I decided to go into some mud to help pull a friend out. I would have never of done this if it wasn't for a good friend. I went in without any side windows and slung a ton of mud into the back of the jeep. Basically the back half of the jeep was black from mud. I went to dollar general and rented one of their carpet cleaning machines with an upholstery cleaning attachment. Pulled out the carpets and the back seat. Then just cleaned it all off with the machine. It did a pretty good job and got 95% of the stains out. Can't even notice it unless I point it out.
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Spilled coffee all over my girls tj carpet. Pulled it all out and power washed it then used a shop vac to dry it. Worked like a charm on coffee

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