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Old 03-06-2012, 01:27 PM
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Carpet Cleaning

I need to do a thorough cleaning of the carpet in my boat. Anyone have any tips for how to get it looking fresh and new? I was thinking just hose it down and then scrub it with a soft plastic brush and soapy water. I am sure you guys doing these resto projects have some ideas. Thanks.
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:28 PM
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By the way the carpet is in great shape. Doesnt need to be replaced. Just cleaned.
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:31 PM
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Pressure wash at a coin operated car wash then extract most of the water with a wet/dry shop vac.
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:57 PM
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Pressure wash at a coin operated car wash then extract most of the water with a wet/dry shop vac.
x2. I usually throw some carpet cleaner in the mix, scrub the bad areas with a soft brissle brush, and let it clean the bilge area while its at it but for 2 bucks you are so fresh and clean. Try to let it sit in direct sunlight for a bit before you hop in. No matter how clean you think you are you'll track crap into that wet carpet
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:09 PM
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Since getting all hard wood flooring in my home, I had been tempted to garage sale my very expensive carpet/steamer. I just use that with the some liquid cleaner dumped in and you won't believe the color of the water in the cleaner after using it on the boat
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:42 PM
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I use a Bissell Little Green cleaner on my carpets. It works great and is easy to get into all of the little nooks and crannies. Someone on here suggested it to me a few years back and I have been very happy with it.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:25 AM
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I use a Bissell Little Green cleaner on my carpets. It works great and is easy to get into all of the little nooks and crannies. Someone on here suggested it to me a few years back and I have been very happy with it.
I'm with russlars as I had been recommended to use the Little Green for the car/truck carpets. I finally went out and bought one the other day and used it on the carpets in the Yukon that I recenly bought used. By sight, they were pretty dirty (to say the least). I was still amazed at the color of the dirty water that came out of the carpets. It was almost black, and the carpets are pretty darn clean now.

I am ready to do the carpets in the Prostar with it when its warm enough for them to dry afterwards.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:27 AM
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Gents,

This past weekend I took a hose, a spray bottle of fabric softener and a few beers into the boat. I soaked the carpet good....I mean real good then scrubbed the heck out of it with a scrub brush for a good half hour...then hosed it out as well as I could. Repeated...then sprayed a dose of fabric softener in a scrubbed that in. Then lightly hosed out the excess. I then dried rigorously with 3 beach towels to further fluff...I was wore out!!! Tow hours of hosing, scrubbing and drinking

Three hours of intense sun and heat later I couldn't tell the difference between the carlet under the doghouse and the carpet that used to be trampled flat.

So excited!!!

BTW...the bilge was immaculate when I was done!
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:39 AM
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BTW...the bilge was immaculate when I was done!
It wasn't immaculate before you started? mac
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:30 AM
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The carpet wasn't!!! Eight year old loves getting out of a muddy river soaking wet, running to front of boat and jump off the bow...boats are for fun right? There must be balance between OCD and fun. If he has friends with us though...they have to stay on platform.
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