Need suggestions for cleaning carpet

Discussion in 'Interior Car Care' started by stingray23, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. stingray23

    stingray23 Jedi Nuba

    I'm helping my parents clean their Cadillac Escalade. Between hauling stuff in the back and taking the dog to shows, its really gotten dirty and smelly. I want to clean it for them, but I want to do a very thorough job. I plan on taking out the seats to have full access. What can I use to do this? I do not own a carpet cleaner, so I would have to go rent one. What kind of products can I use? WHat are the procedures I should follow? I'd like to take off most, if not all, of the stains and odor. Also, I want to clean the headliner. Will I be able to use the same products and procedures to clean that as well?
  2. togwt

    togwt Nuba Guru

  3. togwt

    togwt Nuba Guru

    Headliner- if there are areas where your head touches the ceiling you will probably notice that these areas accumulate dirt and the like because of the oils that come from your hair and your skin that are now on the headliner.

    Vacuum the headliner making sure you apply pressure, but not too much. Not only can you set the stains in this way, you may tear what can be very fragile upholstery if you press too hard. Vacuum thoroughly to make sure that you get all of the loose dust fragments

    Cleaning - Duragloss 451 Fabric & Carpet Cleaner Aerosol Foam (FC) is a blend of surfactants, which gently foam away soil, oil and grease from fabric and carpet surfaces.

    Spot cleaning can be done without leaving rings on fabrics, carpet and velour. Use Dr Joe dedicated Lint-Free 100% Cotton Blue Huck Surgical Towels, using very light pressure and wipe the headliner following the cleaning with the water based cleaner (do not soak or use hot water on the headliner fabric as it may delaminate) Dry by blotting with a clean, dry surgical huck towel
  4. Andy6228

    Andy6228 Birth of a Detailer

    So what makes the dr joe towels so special?
  5. D&D Auto Detailing

    D&D Auto Detailing DB Forum Supporter

    DrivePur Klenz is my recommendation.
  6. TheRustySuper

    TheRustySuper Obsessive Detailer

    I recently did my boyfriend's mom's Ford Taurus, and it had splatters of what looked like soda and vomit on the headliner. I used OPC 3:1 and a microfiber towel. On heavily soiled areas I lightly sprayed the headliner, let it soak for a minute or two, and then gently dabbed/wiped at the headliner. On lighter soiled areas I sprayed the OPC on the microfiber and did the same thing, dabbed/gently wiped at the area. It removed all the stains on the headliner.

    Try a little test spot first to make sure it won't do anything weird to your headliner (such as take out the color or damage the adhesive), take your time, and be gentle with it.
  7. RZJZA80

    RZJZA80 Two Bucket System Washer

    Go grab some Folex from Home Depot, you won't find anything easier to use on just about any type of stain on carpet.
  8. dblackn

    dblackn Two Bucket System Washer

    +10000000 for FOLEX
  9. stingray23

    stingray23 Jedi Nuba

    Thanks guys
  10. chemguy626

    chemguy626 Banned

    Go to target, get the little green carpet cleaner...its the best 100 ive spent

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  11. chemgys99

    chemgys99 DB Forum Supporter

    Wait you didn't steal it? Wow good for you 95_850wagon.
  12. chemguy626

    chemguy626 Banned

    You seriously need help:screwy:

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  13. chemgys99

    chemgys99 DB Forum Supporter

    I need help. You are still posting on here when everyone knows you are the same person. Haven't you read the post?! Are seriously still trying to prove you aren't Chris? Haha
  14. chemguy626

    chemguy626 Banned

    Dude you have done nothing but stalk me since I joined...LEAVE ME ALONE CREEP

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  15. chemgys99

    chemgys99 DB Forum Supporter

    I'm about ready to lose my cool on this guy.
  16. chemguy626

    chemguy626 Banned

    It would seem you already have:screwy:

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  17. chemgys99

    chemgys99 DB Forum Supporter

    Live in Orange County huh? Saw your facebook page of your car... I got you bud :)
  18. chemguy626

    chemguy626 Banned

    This is exactly what I am talking about:screwy:

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  19. chemgys99

    chemgys99 DB Forum Supporter

    Thank god I got family members out that way. Beutiful place.
  20. chemguy626

    chemguy626 Banned

    It really is. The next time you are visiting your family, you definately need to let me know.

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