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Old 04-07-2006, 02:54 PM   #1
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nah im not looking for help but having floor mats never been cleaned for almost 7 years, just vaccumed yearly, ive decided to wash them
so first i went in the tub, soaked and rinsed them to get all the good sand and dirt off, then i decided to throw in the washer with some soapy stuff. seemed pretty nice and clean just needed to dry, so after that i threw in the dryer.... sad thing is when i took it out the dryer was all dirty with what looks like mud all over and it looked like i dropped the mat in some mud ..... i couldnt understand how the heck that could happen anyone have any clue? theyre fine now cleaned them another way..
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the flopping around in the drier probably knocked all the dirt out. sort of like beating a rug with a stick but you dsid it with your drier.
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take'em to the car wash, spray simple green on them, power wash. Boosty will say throw them in a front load washer. I like my idea better :P
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take'em to the car wash, spray simple green on them, power wash. Boosty will say throw them in a front load washer. I like my idea better :P
the front load washer will do the same as the drier, except with water and soap thrown in also.
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When we've got "new" cars in, I poewr wash them with dish soap (2200 psi!) . Non-destructive to the matts, just needs a while to dry
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i have tried the front load (at school and free laundry) and have had good results
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I do the pressure washer with Simple Green, or Westley'* White Wall Bleach. If they're REALLY dirty I'll use a scrub brush on them. Makes them look brand new every time, even with how muddy the ones in the Jeep tend to get.

BTW way, I have rubber mats in both my cars, I don't know if you're talking about carpetted mats........
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I do the pressure washer with Simple Green, or Westley'* White Wall Bleach. If they're REALLY dirty I'll use a scrub brush on them. Makes them look brand new every time, even with how muddy the ones in the Jeep tend to get.

BTW way, I have rubber mats in both my cars, I don't know if you're talking about carpetted mats........
yes carpet, might have disastrous results if i do same with carpet ahha :(
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