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Old 09-26-2006
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stains on carpet..

what do you guys use to get even the WORST stains out? i have a few stains inside and need to get it cleaned up....i've tried a few products but nothin worked so far...i want to see what YALL use!
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i rented a steam cleaner it got my stains out, worked wonders on the fabric arm rest too.
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use a carpet cleaning company thats uses truck mount equipment. NOT stanley steamer or chem dry they both suck. shouldnt cost you more than 50 bucks for a good cleaning. those rental machines leave a lot of water and soap in the carpet and that attracts dirt faster.
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Pull the carpet out, spray it with resolve and scrub away then use a power washer.
A guy on ranger station did it and it looked awesome.

http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...nditioning.htm
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well is there some kind of cleaner i can use...cuz #1...i DO NOT have money to have it professionally done...and isn't there just something at the store i can spray...let it soak...and it come out?
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pull out the carpet, burn it and buy a vinyl floor like mine... just scrub it with soapy water and wipe it or shopvac the water out.
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Steam cleaners do wonders. I have a nice bissel I bought from Sears that def gets the job done. Go slow and go over it a few times. You'll be amazed at what you dump out of the collection bucket.

On a side note: My g/f rented a "Rug Doctor" the other day and I tryed it on my truck...haha. I thought it did an okay job til I went back over it with my Bissel. The water where I went over with the Rug Doctor was freakin greyish black after I went back over with my bissel. Those rental units aren't all they're cracked up to be. They're just meant to make the job go a lil quicker b/c they're larger. The attactchment thing that came with the rental unit sucked also.
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i rented a steam cleaner it got my stains out, worked wonders on the fabric arm rest too.
I use one for the house and it works great.

I had a very bad stain I never could get out of the focus and i had an upholstery guy tell me to try lacquer thinner. I never tried it but that's what he said. I did try oxyclean in a spray bottle and that did a good job. I spraied it let it soak a couple seconds then sucked it up with a shop vac.
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Never use RESOLVE. Reason being is resolve encapsulates the stains after it gets all it can get out. Trust me I do this for a living. Oh and your upholstery guy musta been a retard because you dont use solvents like that on upholstery unless you want them destroyed. Also be careful with Oxyclean it can bleach fabrics. Make sure to test in an inconspiuos area before using products like these. Im not saying all these products are bad except resolve and the rental machines they are horrible but do be careful. I see it everyday people done destroyed furniture from these products. Whatever product you use just rinse it well or the stain will come back from the soap still being left in it.





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Pull the carpet out, spray it with resolve and scrub away then use a power washer.
A guy on ranger station did it and it looked awesome.


http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...nditioning.htm
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pull out the carpet, burn it and buy a vinyl floor like mine...
BOOOOOO!!!!! i went from vinyl to carpet. couldnt be happier. people actually LIKE getting in my truck now, amazing! anyway, nice try though channing.

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