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Old 06-01-2012, 12:24 AM   #1
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Default Best way to clean & deodorize snap-in carpets

What's the best way to clean & deodorize cockpit snap-in carpets? I have original snap-in carpets which are about 10 years old and in good shape, however, they've retained a funky odor on the backing since getting wet & not properly dried out. According to Corinthian Carpets, new $600.00 replacements would end up having the same fate, so I'm trying to find the best way to restore what I have so we can sit in the cockpit without smelling the carpet.
Has anyone experienced this, and found a great way to correct it??

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Old 06-01-2012, 01:13 AM   #2
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I have used two different methods.First I got out our carpet cleaner and used that to clean the carpet. That worked very easy and probably the best way. I just spread the carpet in the garage.

The second method if really dirty is to use a power washer. Use a carpet cleaner soap for your black nozzle setting and hit the carpet with your wide angle nozzle, just watch it with the high pressure.Use a dry and vac to get all the soap and water out.

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spread some baking soda on it and let sit for a few days and then vacuum up.
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normally I take a car brush with simple green to mine......then rinse thoroughly....hang in the sun to dry.....that has worked for me for yrs..and up here in the pacnorwest where mold is king...so far so good!!..



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Great- thanks guys, I'll give it a try...
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I got mine laid out on the floor, along with the boat cover, and got them really wet with a hose pipe then added bleach to water ina bucket and used a stiff tile cleaning brush to rub it the soloution, let it soak for ten minutes and then gave it a good hosing down and now the boat smells like a hospital surgery room.Better than the cheese factory before.
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Uh, thanks McDonaldGeorgi and RunningFlynn. Welcome aboard??
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Oxyclean and a scrub brush. Worked great!
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All very useful to us newbies, thanks for the info.
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normally I take a car brush with simple green to mine......then rinse thoroughly....hang in the sun to dry.....that has worked for me for yrs..and up here in the pacnorwest where mold is king...so far so good!!..SP
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I use warm water (nearly hot) and Simple Green once a year. I douse it on then let it set for 20-30 mins, then take the pressure washer and it works very well. Don't let your wand get too close and hurt the carpet; keep it moving.
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