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Old 17-07-2018, 02:24 PM   #1
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Thick car mats

My Subaru has fairly thick carpet and they need cleaning.
Am I going to be able to do these by hand or will I need to rent a machine?
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Old 17-07-2018, 02:31 PM   #2
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I use a vax carpet cleaner
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Old 17-07-2018, 02:36 PM   #3
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no harm in trying by hand before going all out and purchasing a wet vac. Some suitably diluted APC, a scrubbing brush and some microfibres will get you on your way If they dont turn out as expected, the screwfix titan is a good cheap machine.
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no harm in trying by hand before going all out and purchasing a wet vac. Some suitably diluted APC, a scrubbing brush and some microfibres will get you on your way If they dont turn out as expected, the screwfix titan is a good cheap machine.
Thanks both, I will see what results I get and report back
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Old 17-07-2018, 05:21 PM   #5
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Adams do a carpet and upholstery cleaner which I saw a review on, did a pretty good job on all acoounts and that was done by hand, I'll try and find the review

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Old 18-07-2018, 04:50 PM   #6
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I bought a Bissell upright carpet cleaner (based on a Which? report) a couple of years ago to give our house carpets a spruce up.

One of the best things I've bought. Been used by several neighbours and it's often commented on that the results are way better than hiring a Rug Doctor.

So, I'd give it a go by hand but seriously consider getting a carpet cleaner and yes you can use your favourite APC in it while Pro-Kleen do a good range of effective cleaning fluids (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pro-Kleen-C...ords=pro-kleen.)

Good Luck.

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Old 18-07-2018, 05:12 PM   #7
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Also a good time of year to do it with all this heat still around, will soon dry any damp up.
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I did mine about a month ago as it was time to take the winter rubber mats out.

I sprayed them liberally with AG Interior Cleaner and then agitated with a stiff brush and then hosed them down. Then left them on the washing line to drip and dry. They looked like new once they were dry and then I scotchbrite'd them all before putting them in the car.
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with this hot weather put them in the bath clean with a nail brush and leave to dry outside.
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Also a good time of year to do it with all this heat still around, will soon dry any damp up.
The good thing about the vax carpet cleaner is that if you do it properly the carpet is virtually dry
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