best stuff for removing stains in auto carpeting? (ink, taco sauce etc.)

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by piclistguy, May 29, 2005.

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    piclistguy Guest

    Anyone have a product recommendation that is effective in removing
    stuff like ink and taco sauce from automotive carpet? The foam
    upholstry cleaners aren't very effective Thanks
    piclistguy, May 29, 2005
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    Elle Guest

    You can try acetone, available at Home Depot and Lowe's for under $5 for a
    nice size can. Wear rubber or latex gloves when using it, as it will dry out
    your skin and is probably carcinogenic, not that anyone should have to live

    I'm betting the acetone will work at least on the ink.

    Do not let the acetone get onto any plastic parts. It will "melt" them.
    Elle, May 29, 2005
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    SoCalMike Guest

    hm. isnt the carpet made of nylon, a plastic? id test carefully first.

    my choice would be a rag with some soapy bleach water. the bleach should
    get the red out and not affect the vinyl.
    SoCalMike, May 29, 2005
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    Elle Guest

    Good idea, though I'm pretty sure I've used acetone on the upholstery and
    carpet of my 1991 Civic with no adverse results.
    Bleach? You sure about this? How dilute?
    Elle, May 30, 2005
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    TeGGeR® Guest

    wrote in

    Home Depot sells "Zep" Spot Carpet Cleaner.

    It is absolutely awesome. Gets out everything, including grease. But test
    in an inconspicuous area first, as it may lighten the color a bit.
    TeGGeR®, May 30, 2005
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    Steve Guest

    Brake cleaner, test on a inconspicuous area, then spray on a rag and wipe.
    Steve, Jun 1, 2005
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