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As above really folks.

The dried on stuff is easy but I find it really tough to get the mud 'stains' out of the carpet/mats. Our Dyson is great in the house but not in the car.

Whenever a dealer valets my car, the mats always come out 'as new'

Is there a tip/hint/easy way of getting mats clean

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This snowy weather combined with mucky, salty roads has made my mats a real state and I know the vacuum cleaner will only remove the surface stuff.

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Give them to the missus !!!!!......
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Re: Best Way To Clean Car Mats???

Something called 1001 shampoo.
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Re: Best Way To Clean Car Mats???

If there's white flakes try head n shoulders
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Re: Best Way To Clean Car Mats???

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Give them to the missus !!!!!......
Originally Posted by jd ollie View Post
If there's white flakes try head n shoulders





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Re: Best Way To Clean Car Mats???

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Something called 1001 shampoo.
Apply it wet With a sponge
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BUMP

Anyone else got suggestions
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I'm sure Mr Rosso, will have some tips, check out the car detailing section Matey
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Re: Best Way To Clean Car Mats???

Wet sponge and carpet shampoo?

My wife's spider has a slight case of this at the mo.
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Jet wash.
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Re: Best Way To Clean Car Mats???

I use washing up liquid and a hand brush.
Wet carpets with a hose, add liquid, aggitate with brush, hose off and hang up to dry.
I have even put mine in the tumble dryer, but dont tell the Mrs
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Re: Best Way To Clean Car Mats???

Take them out and bung them in the washing machine.

Or failing that, new ones are pretty cheap off ebay
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Re: Best Way To Clean Car Mats???

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Jet wash.
Really?!?! I'd have thought you'd ruin the carpet 'pile' if you jet washed it. Does it work for you Ros

Originally Posted by alfacool View Post
I use washing up liquid and a hand brush.
Wet carpets with a hose, add liquid, aggitate with brush, hose off and hang up to dry.
I have even put mine in the tumble dryer, but dont tell the Mrs
Tumble dryer?!?!? She'd kill you if she knew

What about washing machine Do they wash ok
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Re: Best Way To Clean Car Mats???

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Really?!?! I'd have thought you'd ruin the carpet 'pile' if you jet washed it. Does it work for you Ros
Put it this way, they were better after I finished than before I started.
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Re: Best Way To Clean Car Mats???

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What about washing machine Do they wash ok
Washing machine works just fine, could try bunging in some of that waterproof coat wash-in suff to make them water repellant and then spray with scotchguard to keep the muck from sticking for the next couple of months.

If a washing machine is fine for trainers, jackets, bathroom mats, it'll be fine for car mats. The rubber on the bottom goes a bit floppy after a few washes but don't worry, they're not made of tissue paper.
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Interesting

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Car Interior Detailing - Autopia.org About half way down the page
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Re: Best Way To Clean Car Mats???

Spray liberally with AG Interior Shampoo, allow to soak for a minute or two, wipe with a warm damp cloth and then hoover if necessary. Always works for me except where there is chewing gum on the mat
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Aye! I use regular Halfords carpet cleaner.

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Re: Best Way To Clean Car Mats???

Originally Posted by Commanderfish View Post
Wet sponge and carpet shampoo?

My wife's spider has a slight case of this at the mo.
Other than an Alfa forum, there isn't many places you want to admit that kind of thing...

I'll get my coat...

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Re: Best Way To Clean Car Mats???

I use a jet wash and carpet shampoo, too. Hang 'em out to dry, works a treat

I have also been known to use this technique inside the car, followed by sucking up the water with a Vax, but then it was filthy, and it was only hubby's car
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