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PostSubject: Hot water extractor for interior carpet?   Hot water extractor for interior carpet? EmptyMon Mar 09, 2020 12:08 am

It looks like the previous owner spilled coffee and there’s a bunch of dirt stains pretty deep. I was thinking about ordering this carpet brush that attaches to your drill https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=DChcSEwjQ_afkwYzoAhUdH60GHUPzCBMYABAFGgJwdg&sig=AOD64_32lef9hxv4SfwWBB8YqoRZRpG8SA&ctype=5&q=&ved=2ahUKEwjBsKDkwYzoAhWBrp4KHfdXC3AQwg96BAgKEBU&adurl=

Then hitting it with a hot water extractor. Where would I be able to rent one for a decent price? Also, I plan on taking the seats out while I do this. Is that a difficult task & how do I do so?
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PostSubject: Re: Hot water extractor for interior carpet?   Hot water extractor for interior carpet? EmptyMon Mar 09, 2020 1:32 am



Give this a try first.  

There's a warning in the Factory Service Manual about getting the carpet wet.  I believe there's an airbag sensor under there.  The FSM says not to ever get the carpet wet or you have to replace airbag components.  I cleaned mine with the technique in the linked video, and I haven't had an airbag deploy on me yet, but your mileage may vary.  

I've since put in rubber floor mats I found on eBay for $15 (new, shipped).  They're really good, heavy mats.  For the money, I think the Chinese Communist Party paid me to take them.

If you decide to remove seats, pull the airbag fuse. I don't see a reason to remove them. I used a brush with a medium long handle I bought at Dollar General.
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PostSubject: Re: Hot water extractor for interior carpet?   Hot water extractor for interior carpet? EmptyMon Mar 09, 2020 9:27 am

The extractor alone will work if you load the detergent dispenser with Castrol Super Clean, Simple Green or other concentrate version of a 'tough task' cleaner. In some ways this make a heck of a mess because it runs past the seals... your extractor will piss like a drunk puppy... BUT the cleaning works well and dries pretty quickly, and when you put regular carpet shampoo in the dispenser later the seals work again. What I do -- I do the cleaning then rinse out the extractor by rinsing then filling the detergent dispenser with plain water and running it thru the extractor to rinse the works.

As for the chemical soup in the video, no thank you. Not mixing ammonia with the other cleaners due to the fumes. Do *not* confuse aroma with any measure of effectiveness. I think using ammonia by itself, however, is an excellent idea. It will break up the grime for sure.

If you are going to use the method in the video, you don't need an "extractor" exactly, as the video shows a wet dry vac will work.
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PostSubject: Re: Hot water extractor for interior carpet?   Hot water extractor for interior carpet? EmptyTue Mar 10, 2020 7:54 pm

albertj wrote:

As for the chemical soup in the video, no thank you.  Not mixing ammonia with the other cleaners due to the fumes.  

Didn't bother me, but it got my stains out. dunno
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PostSubject: Re: Hot water extractor for interior carpet?   Hot water extractor for interior carpet? EmptyTue Mar 10, 2020 8:33 pm

Jack the R wrote:
albertj wrote:

As for the chemical soup in the video, no thank you.  Not mixing ammonia with the other cleaners due to the fumes.  

Didn't bother me, but it got my stains out. dunno

Seriously, you need to watch out for the fumes. Depending on whats in your soup" or what's in the stain you can release some noxious gases. Just the ammonia stinks but isn't going to foul you up. You manage to get something like bleach in there (on purpose or not) the chlorine gas is released, this is one way the killer gas the europeans used in WWI was generated - bleach and ammonia solutions are transport stable and mix toxic in the field with ordinary equipment. Germany was the first to fog chlorine gas on French troops, this was in the second battle of Ypres - April 1915. There are other noxious toxic combos. Accidentally mixed with lye, the fumes will at least blind you in several seconds.

I am *not* kidding. Do use ammonia intelligently but *don't* just mix it with whatever-the-f@ck some youtoober says.

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PostSubject: Re: Hot water extractor for interior carpet?   Hot water extractor for interior carpet? EmptyWed Mar 11, 2020 1:09 am

I'll vote you up, but I used that stuff in large quantities with no ill effects.
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PostSubject: Re: Hot water extractor for interior carpet?   Hot water extractor for interior carpet? EmptyWed Mar 11, 2020 1:44 am

Jack the R wrote:
I'll vote you up, but I used that stuff in large quantities with no ill effects.  

No issue with that -- as a practical matter, Castol Super Clean concentrate in one of those carpet shampooing machine extractors works quite well and dries in a hurry. ...and, thank you for the vote.
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