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Old 05-14-2018, 03:12 PM   #1
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I figure some of you guys having show trucks and whatnot will be able to give me some good advice here. I pulled the driver seat out of my 190D this weekend to start replacing the spring base. When I pulled the seat the full extent of how gross the carpet is game to light. What's the best way to clean this carpet?

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Purple power and a pressure washer.
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Purple power and a pressure washer.
I second this, with the addition of a hard bristle scrub brush.
I have revived many interrior carpets(and other parts) using this method.
Just be sure you can hang the carpets out to dry for a few days to prevent bringing in the water to your interrior.
Always worth the work though.
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this assumes you want to pull the carpet out and take it to a carwash or wherever.

if not, you can use a rental carpet cleaner from home depot or wherever, and get the hand held attachment. spritz the interior with the pre-soak or even slightly diluted cleaner and let it sit for 15mins. you just dont want the presoak to dry. then hut it with a clean bathroom style cleaning brush and then use the hand held thing to suck the liquid out.
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I've had great luck with Tuff Stuff in a can if you want something off the shelf. But like these guys said, purple power and pressure wash, or some sort of a handheld steam cleaner is best.
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I am replacing mine in my Nissan next year.
I usually hit mine every 2-3 years when I rent the Rug Doctor and wand from the local grocery store when I clean the house carpets.
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Turtle Wax Power Out! works great and is available everywhere for not much money.



I've brought back lots of interiors with that stuff including Mercedes carpets and Pathfinder seats and door cards that looked like they were ready for the scrapper. The key with any cleaner is to vacuum up the crap you free from the fibers. I always wipe with a clean damp rag after scrubbing and then vacuum - repeat as necessary. The water is the vehicle for the gunk to flow out with.
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