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Oil on carpet

... I dread to even ask... I forgot to change my boots from work one day and ended up wiping a MASSIVE 6 inch oil stain near the gas pedal... I think I've tried everything... any suggestions?
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Liquid Dawn...they use it to clean crude oil off animals following oil spills, so it should be gentle enough not to screw up the carpet while at the same time breaking up the oil to wash out with a pressure hose, etc.
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Ronsonal Lighter Fuel works well to take out oil and grease
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Liquid Dawn...they use it to clean crude oil off animals following oil spills, so it should be gentle enough not to screw up the carpet while at the same time breaking up the oil to wash out with a pressure hose, etc.
Awesome - I'll try it out today - Thanks!
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Glad to help...before and after pictures are always appreciated :)
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Ok so I tried the liquid dawn, no result just lifted a bit but still a dark stain... on tan carpet its really visible.. I tried carpet cleaner, it lifted a bit more.. but still seen.. I think I'm S.O.L. and I'll have to break down for the new carpet.
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just get a reputable carpet repair tech to patch it for you.
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one of my buddies made a paste outta oxyclean and used that put it on and let it sit a few hours then he shampooed the carpet and it came out to the point where its barely noticble
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try http://www.sterlingsmagic.com/content.cfm?cont_uid=2, i bought a car from a mechanic that didn't worry about getting his light grey seats/carpets greasy and used this stuff and it was like new. that was 10 years ago and have been using it ever since.
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I've had good luck with WD 40 on getting out oil stains. As you are contemplating having it patched, would be a good idea to try this next.
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the only way to get it totally out would be getting it patched...
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Simple Green has worked well for me on some stubbron stains on carpets. If it will clean an engine, it should clean a carpet.
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What about gas? Just put a little ona rag and try wiping it out. Should work. Just leave your windows down for a little while.
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