Carpet Cleaning question.

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  1. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    Bought a shopvac, and claw attatchment today. Going to pull the front seats, vac out all the crap, then attempt to clean the carpets tomorrow using woolite/water.
    Few questions though

    1. I've seen a few different woolite/water ratios, which is the best to use for some pretty set in stains, on gray carpeting.

    2. Should I use some type of brush to scrub at the stain? or do I just spray, let soak, then extract?
     
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    I'd go 8:1, seems to be the best compromise between cleaning power and potential foaming. Spray, aggitate with brush, wet vac, wipe dry, wet vac again.
     
  3. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    any particular type of brush i should use? will have to pick whatever it is up tomorrow, which is why i'm asking
     
  4. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    before i go and fuck anything up. Is it 8 water to 1 woolite, or 8 woolite to 1 water?
     
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  6. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    figured as much, thanks
     
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    Is woolite the best solution to this? What about if the carpet is really dirty? I mean, almost black, when originally tan..?
     
  8. Buck-O

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    Still works fantasticly.

    Get in there with a fair amount of woolite/water solution, a brush, and a towel (terry will work, doesnthave to be MF), and you can get almost any stain out. It works ALOT better then you would think.
     
  9. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    What is the deal with the towel?
    I never got around to doing it the other day, had the seats all out, vaccumed everything up. Came in here to clarify the solution, then when i went back out it was starting to rain.
     
  10. Buck-O

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    I mostly use the towel to wipe up any sudsing that happens, also helps to pick up larger dirt particles, and control surface moisture level.

    You certaintly dont have to use the towel, its just the way that ive found it to work best.
     

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