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#1 matdaymon

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 7:53 AM

Ok, so my interior carpets are stained and yucky and I was wondering about this "shampooing" carpet business I hear about.

How do you go about it exactly other than ripping out your interior, then the carpet and giving it a good scrub? What products do you need to use?

Not keen on searching for another carpet seeing 99% of BF and BC carpets must be just as bad as mine after 20years so keen to clean it up myself.
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 8:01 AM

I've used Frend products in the past. There used to be a foam that you applied, left to soak for an hour, then vacuumed to an inch of its life. Frank's survived that, and was fresh as a daisy til I ruined it :lolz:

Repco ones seem fairly good too, as do Mothers.

Any supermarket foaming product will work nicely; either a spot soaker or a general area foam. Get one suitable for synthetic carpet. Make sure you have several ends on your vacuum cleaner too; you want the small brushes and the tight place thin extensions :D You'll have to scrub like a mofo with the brushes as you suck it all up. Depending on your chosen product, you may also have to scrub it afterward with an old dry towel or three (don't use good ones!).

Air the bastard out, and carpet is as good as new.
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 9:08 AM

It's actually not that hard to get a carpet out. Just remove the seats and centre console. That's about it. You can then soak it in whatever cleaning fluid you have handy, scrub the stained areas, let it soak for a while, then hose or waterblast it. Chuck it in a sunny spot to dry, or hang it in the garage.
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 11:40 AM

I've used Frend products in the past. There used to be a foam that you applied, left to soak for an hour, then vacuumed to an inch of its life. Frank's survived that, and was fresh as a daisy til I ruined it :lolz:



This is what i did to the black beast when i got it, thing stank of smoke! Did it to everything including the ceiling THREE times, but third time was a charm, smelt of the friend stuff for about 6months, but now is completely odorless. It does the job very well. Probably due for another round on the drivers seat and all the foot wells/matts TBH.
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 10:47 PM

yes the old BC5 carpet could do with a good clean.....................another option is the carpet out of a few NA models like VZ or TI sedans......
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Posted 28 July 2011 - 1:00 AM

This was rather timely. Had someone spill nail polish on out brand new carpet in the refurbished rooms at the hotel last night. I had this stuff, i think it was "Dixons carpet cleaner" or something like that. That shit pulled the polish right out, I was stunned. That shit should be able to remove ANY hard stain you have, even fucking nail polish.
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<Shale>: Blighter doesn't really have an accelerator pedal, it's more just a loudness pedal. You can change volume, but you won't go any faster.


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<Reuben>: I feel like when you stomp the throttle in Blighter, it's like you've startled an old man!

#7 matdaymon

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 3:43 AM

Mean! that is a good effort!
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Posted 28 July 2011 - 7:21 AM

jsut pull the seat and centre consoles and water blast it... :D




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