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9 times out of 10 a good carpet cleaner pre-soak followed by a steam cleaner works great. If the carpet is faded from the sun, nothing helps.

 

Pre- Cleaner: http://www.autogeek.net/carpet-extractor-pre-treatment.html

Then use the carpet steamer/ extractor ( you can usually rent this at a tool rental place) http://www.autogeek.net/mytee-hot-water-extractor.html

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9 times out of 10 a good carpet cleaner pre-soak followed by a steam cleaner works great. If the carpet is faded from the sun, nothing helps.

 

Pre- Cleaner: http://www.autogeek.net/carpet-extractor-pre-treatment.html

Then use the carpet steamer/ extractor ( you can usually rent this at a tool rental place) http://www.autogeek.net/mytee-hot-water-extractor.html

 

Do not use any product that will soak or wet the carpets. Th car will stink forever after if it gets thru to the underpad. I had mold under a the carpet on aTruck years ago after a steam cleaning. Never again would I do it. Maximum I would do is scrub the carpet with a sponge with cleaner on it after useing a stiff brush then vacuum.

 

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^^ Even if you use heat to thoroughly dry the carpet immediately after cleaning???? :eusa_think:

 

Any moisture that soaks thru and into the underpad is almost impossible to dry out. There is no airflow and it's covered up. My experience is making the car interior wet is a bad idea, it's mostly a sealed dark environment. Same reason why bad weather floor mats are rubber to keep the water out of the undercarpet

 

http://www.truck-and-car-floor-mats.com/car-mold.html

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Allan, what's wrong with your carpets? How bad are they?

They are not too bad, just they are 14yrs old. The passanger side is fine, but the driver side could use some work.

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Do not use any product that will soak or wet the carpets. Th car will stink forever after if it gets thru to the underpad. I had mold under a the carpet on aTruck years ago after a steam cleaning. Never again would I do it. Maximum I would do is scrub the carpet with a sponge with cleaner on it after useing a stiff brush then vacuum.

 

 

It's just a spray on product. It's not meant to be soaked on. Spray on, agitate and remove with the extractor. I do it all the time on all my vehicles, and I've never had an issue.

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9 times out of 10 a good carpet cleaner pre-soak followed by a steam cleaner works great. If the carpet is faded from the sun, nothing helps.

 

Pre- Cleaner: http://www.autogeek.net/carpet-extractor-pre-treatment.html

Then use the carpet steamer/ extractor ( you can usually rent this at a tool rental place) http://www.autogeek.net/mytee-hot-water-extractor.html

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They are not too bad, just they are 14yrs old. The passanger side is fine, but the driver side could use some work.

 

 

Why not replace with new?

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If you have small pieces off carpet , like in a Jalpa , could you put them in a wasting machine ? Or dous that affect the carpets ?

 

Not sure if they are washer safe, but if the carpet is removed from the vehicle they can be washed without causing mold in the car; as long as they are completely dried.

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