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Old 09-30-2015, 10:24 AM   #1
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Default Easiest Clean for Cockpit Snap-in Carpet

Hauled out yesterday and it was pouring rain. Storage yard was muddy and we left some dirt on the snap in cockpit carpet. Stupid me should have taken them off first for winter storage.

Anybody have an easy way to clean them up so they will be all set to snap in again next Spring? What about on cold water wash and rinse in the washing machine??

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Old 09-30-2015, 11:37 AM   #2
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Jim first things first, are you serving lobster?

If your carpet is like mine it was a rubber not skid backing which I would think not friendly to a washing machine. I have a household carpet cleaner that has a hose attachment that I use but have also just used auto carpet cleaner with a brush.
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No lobster today Mike - sorry. BTW - that pic was taken at our yacht club - I cook the lobsters for our annual lobster fest - usually around 150 lobsters.

Thanks for your input on my problem.

No, the cockpit snap in carpet in my 1990 2755 SCR is solid carpet with white piping stitched around all the outside edges - no rubber backing.

What if I laid them out on my deck at home and gave them a spray with the pressure washer? That should clean them up pretty good providing it was a gentle spray eh?
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that is what I do with mine every year, I put them over the rail and hit them with a power washer and some soap cleans up nice.
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That is what I do with my cockpit carpet is use the carpet cleaner machine on them . I have some heavy duty cleaner that I use and it works for me!

No offense Timbo but I would think that the power washer might be a little too much for the carpet as far as wear and tear.

Just make sure the carpet is nice and dry for the winter storage if you wrap them up in a plastic bag after cleaning them. You will get mold if they are still damp.

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That is what I do with my cockpit carpet is use the carpet cleaner machine on them . I have some heavy duty cleaner that I use and it works for me!

No offense Timbo but I would think that the power washer might be a little too much for the carpet as far as wear and tear.

Just make sure the carpet is nice and dry for the winter storage if you wrap them up in a plastic bag after cleaning them. You will get mold if they are still damp.

Good luck

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Pressure wash will require the widest tip and a good distance so not to damage but will work.

Need to dry for a week to ensure completely dry.
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Many thanks for the input. Much appreciated.

Too cold outside to do any wet cleaning today, plus the Blue Jays are playing the Orioles, so --- maybe tomorrow we'll get at it.
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