Removing Rust stains from carpet?? Also may be getting a job as a Detailer

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  1. Dodge guy

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    GF has a old jeep cherokee, i think a '94. Anywas, where the seats bolt to the floor there are orange spots, So im assuming rust. Now i use some [FONT=arial,sans-serif][SIZE=-1]Upholstery Cleaner that my dad bought from im assuming auto zone or somthing and that with a rag removed some of it and lightened it a little, is there anything that would work better?

    The woollite mixture perhaps?


    And i may be getting a job as a detailer at a shop and i would be the first in teh program since the shop doesnt have the detailing part yet, Now im not a pro, but im decent, especially on interiors, anyone have any help or suggestions to help a "newb" thats starting out?
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    hmmm.....never faced this one. you may try oxy clean? something to counter act the oxide? i know wd40 will remove rust, but don't know if you want to do this to carpet. RIT (the fabric dye) has a rust remover, maybe you could make a soultion with this.

    maybe someone has a better idea.
     
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    oh and congrats on the detailing job if it goes! make sure you read up on the stickies and then check out autopia.org
     
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    been doing that, but thanks
     
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    The RIT would have to match the color of the carpet inorder for that to work

    Oxy clean is a good idea, i didnt think about that one, Ill have to try it when me and my gf arent working. I wont use wd40 cuz it smell and i think it would damage the carpet since its not really made for it
     
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    i see what you did there.

    and RIT actually has a rust remover that isn't a dye, IIRC. it's just one of those products that supposedly pulls rust out of fabric.
     
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    Got it, Ill have to buy some and try it out
     
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    I got rust stains out of carpet (leaking heater core) using the woolite/water mixture.
     
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    really? did it take much work? i would think it may be easier to get anitfreeze rust out due to the glycol in there. rust from actual steel or iron may be a little tougher.
     
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    The stains came out pretty easily, actually.
     
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    Ill have to go out and try the woolite next time i do mine or my gf car
     

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