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Hello there,

I have a lovely relatively new official set of carpet mats in my 147..

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Passenger spilled coffee on mat.

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Coffee stain not shifting...

Subtle now but I know it's there and they are bloomin new mats!

I'm sure the packet said 'scotchguard' on them..

Any tips please on how to safely wash/ clean out the stains without washing out all the colour as I did with the old rear mat that the previous owner had somehow managed to get oil embedded inside!!!
I washed it with a alot of products and heat and not it is a lovely shade of blue -
And yep still oily.

So I'd love the coffee out of the new front passenger mat but don't want to risk a colour change!!!!

any suggestions appreciated!!

Thanks!!

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I've had success getting oil stains out of fabric using Comma Manista (mechanics hand-cleaner, like Swarfega, but better) and a scrubbing brush, then chucking in the washing machine. Can't really do that with mats, but a wet sponge then vacuuming should work.

There are tons of proprietary cleaning potions for domestic carpets in supermarkets, colour change isn't likely but test...

Otherwise, this should work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kZVs08ovJo
 

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I put my original Alfa 156 mats in the washing machine on the "Wool" setting @ 30 degrees. The edges suffered a bit, but then they are 10 years old or so.
 

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I put my original Alfa 156 mats in the washing machine on the "Wool" setting @ 30 degrees. The edges suffered a bit, but then they are 10 years old or so.
Don't have most washing machines a cold cycle (15 degrees), that should be safe, no?
 
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