Tough Stains

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  1. 94MustangGirl

    94MustangGirl New Member

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    Ok so I had a Disgusting carpet to begin with. We completely pulled it out, sprayed it with carpet cleaners, scrubbed it & power washed it. Now my question is; there's still some tough stains in the carpet, what has everyone else used to get them out? I also have some tough spots to clean on the pony on my wheel as well as on some of the plastics & the leather of the backs of my seats. Really would love to clean it up better but not looking to spend a ton or deal with our friend at the details who Dillydallies around on jobs but does good (to word it without inappropriate words). Though he might have no chance at cleaning it either plus he costs more than a home cleaning lol

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    Idk how much you're willing to spend if no one has any good stain removal tips, but:
    http://www.latemodelrestoration.com...tang-Carpet-Coupe-Convertible-Medium-Graphite

    Other than that, I don't know anything about stain removal. The PO of my car left a GIANT oil stain behind my passenger seat that I can't get up for the life of me. Plus my carpet is gray right now and I'm going to black, so it makes sense for me.
     
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    Yeah I'll just end up using my should be here any day now floor mats to hide the stains if nobody has suggestions. Unfortunately the car needs other stuff more right now. A new carpet or soft top is outta the question. Easier/cheaper/more practical to patch/hide. Thanks though :)
     
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    use 1 part all purpose cleaner to 5 parts water agitate with a scrub brush and use a shop vac after
     
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    Yea, honestly the best bet is just a new carpet, until then just suffer through it. the only other thing I could think of is a steam cleaning of sorts.
     
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    Alight, thanks
     
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    Okk thanks
     
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    Graphite grey is hard to get stains out of. Cover what you can and replace when convenient.


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    That's what I figured. Thanks. Maybe we'll have his detailer buddy take a crack at it when he's done angering my hubby with his dilly dallying lol
     
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    My old 94 was neglected Before I got it
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    I've had good luck with steam cleaning mine, but it probably depends on what the stains are, how long they've been there, etc. so get what you can, toss those mats in, and down the road do a little interior makeover.
     
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    How'd you clean it?
     
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    Yeah I don't think I wanna know. It was a lady with dogs & kids (or 1 of each who was a massive car slob)
     
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    I like Meg's d103 plus. All purpose cleaner like I said 5:1 ratio agitate and then shop vac the crap out of it
     
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    OK thanks, I'll try that :)

    How about what looks like permanent marker or ink that wouldn't come off my steering wheel pony?
     
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    Your not licking it enough...........$-)


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    Bahahaha, I was just thinking of taking a paint pen or something to the pony to cover it instead lol
     
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    I use purple power degreaser. For tough stains I use it straight and don't dilute it.
     
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    Ok thanks I'll look into that
     
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    Try Folex (about $15 a gallon at Lowes) and see what happens. If Folex doesn't take it out, it's probably not coming out at all.