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Old 05-28-2013, 05:30 PM
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Im planning on doing mine also, but im thinking a steam cleaner will do the job. Works good on carpet in the house.
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:37 PM
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steam cleaner - trust me - FAR better than the best shop vac
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:21 PM
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Hmmm... Seems to me you all are making this more difficult than it needs to be. Now granted, my carpet has never seen shoes or any major spills outside a beer or two here and their...

Twice in four years I pulled out and onto the driveway, spray it down with the garden hose, sprinkle in whatever laundry detergent the wife has on hand and scrub lightly with a short bristle brush on a pole and rinse. Done in a about 20 mins, hang on the deck to dry, looks brand new!

I do pull it out and use the house vacuum a few times a season also.
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:33 PM
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another boating forum I am on guys use the "Little Green Machine" by Bissel. It is basically a steam cleaner but small and portable. I almost picked one up at Walmar for $90 but I might do it after reading this thread. The wand is very small and could go everywhere.

There is also a product called Capture which is dry powder that you scrub into carpet and then vacuum. We have used at house for stains but not sure about the boat. But I think it might be worth a try. The stuff works great on stains.

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Old 05-30-2013, 02:06 AM
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I have the Little Green Machine and love it. Gets into all of the tight spots and does a good job of pulling the dirt out of the carpet.
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:19 PM
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What type of brush? Hard or soft. Will a hard bristle damage/wear the carpet?
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:53 PM
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:25 PM
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Pressure washer
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:06 AM
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Definitely the pressure washer. I used a carpet cleaning solution that you would typically use in a bissell type carpet cleaner, mixed it up in a bucket and poured it on the carpet. Massaged it in and let it soak for 10 mins. Then started in one corner a pressure washed every inch. Could not believe the dirt that come out. Then to finish it off, used the green machine to get out any extra water.
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:04 AM
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Totally awesome cleaner then a regular hose... works very well...
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