How do you clean your rugs or mats?

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  1. Turd Furgeson

    Turd Furgeson New Member

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    I Use a garden hose, Castrol Superclean, and a wet dry vac. I dampen the rugs, spray the cleaner in, scrub the rugs and extract the water with the wet dry vac untill they are almost dry. I found this works great if you dont have a deep cleaning machine. Does anyone have any other good methods besides the over the counter stuff like Tuff Stuff?
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Greased Lightning's Orange Blast Degreaser mixed down 4:1 with water also works great. If you want more power, take the mats down to the local coin-op car wash and blast them out with the high pressure wand. Another option is taken them to a laundromat and putting them in the large front loading washers (no agitator) and washing them in the machine. Throw them in the dryer on low to medium heat and they come out nice a fluffy, like new mats.
     
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    n2_space Space > *.*

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    I use Scott's woolite mix and it works very well :cool:
     
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    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    i just got the bissel little green proheat..havent tried it out yet but im prolly gonna use oxyclean as the solution
     
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    That is what I normally use also, but if the mats are really nasty, Orange Blast is even better because it has stronger cleaners.
     
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    I have rubber mats, I just spray them down. :big grin:
     
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    n2_space Space > *.*

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    I wish I would have taken pics of the last ones I did, light tan color, but almost black (very dark brown) before hand. Woolite mix, a little scrubbing, rinse with hose, wet dry vac, and hang dry. Looked awesome afterwards :bigthumb: I will definately get some OB in case woolite doesn't cut it one day ;)
     
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    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    this thing works awesome

    first i use my turtlewax spot remover, rub that in with the bristles, then spray the woolite mixture, scrub it in with a brush then i use the heated solution in the vacuum and it sucks everything up

    then i dry it with a towel and it comes out like new
     
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    Fingerbang What the fuck is the internet?

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    Make sure you run a tank full of clean water through the machine afterwards to get all the residue out of the solution lines and especially the heater, the damn things can clog easy with soap residue. Doing this makes it last longer.
     

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