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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-22-2007, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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HELP grease spot

well got a grees spot on the back of my front seat (the carpet part) and my detail guy told me to use just a lil bit of paint thiner and a rag???
what do you guys use, this is a new truck and try to keep em cleen so i gata get this out.
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Try WD-40. It'll take the grease off, and then soap & water to get the '40 off. Should do it and not cause any other problems.

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wd40 on the carpet?
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try some simple green
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simple green won't discolor the carpet?
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should i dilute it or use full strength?
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Umm....I would dilute first, then strengthen a little if needed.
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We've had really good luck with the Oxy-clean carpet cleaner. I accidently got some Tar on the house carpet...and this stuff took it right up.
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In my experience, the carpet is pretty tough if you're talking about the fuzzy stuff in the floor and on the backs of the seats. I accidentally spilled about a cup full of Meguiar's rim cleaner (the heavy duty stuff that is only supposed to be on the rims for 30 sec.) on my carpet. The only way I knew was that I started to smell it. Anyway, it was on there for at least an hour before I could get it off and the carpet was none the worse for wear.

If it's regular petro based grease, I'd say some dishwashing detergent or laundry treatment would remove it.

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I have been a carpet guy for five years, and in if theirs a stain we clean it with lacquor thinner. its water based and it doesn't hurt the carpet at all. don't know about auto carpet, but don't use paint thinner, its oil based and you will see greasy spot where you put it.

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