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Hey guys, I'm wondering how many of you have removed all your seats and shampooed your carpets? How did it go and what products did you use/would you recommend? I'm thinking about just vacumming then putting some of that carpet powder down then vacuum again and then use my carpet shampooer on it. Thanks for any input.

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Check the detailing section, it's down close to the bottom of the home forum page.
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I have done that a few times with different vehicles, I tried a lot of stuff but spray nine has worked the best for me. Not meant for carpets but they come out looking like new.

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I have done that a few times with different vehicles, I tried a lot of stuff but spray nine has worked the best for me. Not meant for carpets but they come out looking like new.
Thanks for the kind words I work for Spray Nine. What I always do is:

1 - Vacuum the carpet - Remove as much as you can with a good wet/dry vac.

2 - Agitate with a stiff bristled brush - this loosens up the burried soil and lifts it to the top.

3 - Vacuum again this will remove the loosened soil.

4 - Spray with cleaner - I know that I am a little biased, however I spray cleaner (Spray Nine) over the affected area and work it in with the same brush as used earlier.

5 - Wet it Down - This part is not for the weak using a hose with a fine mist or a trigger bottle wet the area down. NOTE: a little water goes a long way, dampen it, not saturate it! Once wet, use the brush to work the area. It will foam up and you can see the brown/black come out.

6 - Vacuum again - Once you have thoroughly worked in the cleaner/water mix use the wet/dry vacuum to extract the area. It will take several passes to pull the solution out. I would then apply clear water and vacuum again.

7 - Leave windows/doors open such that air can get to the area and dry it out.

I have done this for years with great success. I know that in the spring I have a healthy salt crust to remove and it works wonders.


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