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Old 02-16-2015, 07:31 PM
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Interior carpet and upholstery cleaning?

Hi so i purchased a 98 Maxima CG2 it has the light colored interior.
I've had it for about a year now. I want to really give the seat and carpets a good cleaning.

The carpet and seats are not in the worst shape but i know they could be better.

What is a good chemical/cleaner/degreaser/deodorizer that i could purchase as a all in one.

Or maybe a combination of house hold cleaning solutions.

I rather not go through product after product testing, but i know sometime that is required.

Would need to be able to clean coffee,blood, oil,grease for example.

The tool on hand at the moment are a wet dry vac and some round drill attachment upholstery brushes.

The previous owner was a smoker, i am probably nose blind and would like to get the cigarette smell out.

Once the weather breaks i will be purchasing a steam cleaner.

Thank you.
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:03 PM
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I highly recommend the steam cleaner...

but until then, get this stuff called FOLEX. White bottle, purple writing on it. Best carpet / upholstery cleaner I've found, hands down.
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Carpet cleaner

Don't know if u found a solution but I highly recommend Tuff Stuff it comes in a yellow can and is sold at autozone or walmart. Under 5 bucks
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Who owned the car before you? Dexter????
Well, Folex is the way to go. Spray the area and scrub a bit and suck it up…..
Depending on the stain you might need it to sit a little bit.

The thing about being sold on steam cleaners it depends what you are cleaning. Because to break certain bonds it has to be hotter then what a steam cleaner can deliver, which is why chemical cleaners are used rather than heat sometimes.
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:09 AM
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The Meguiars APC is a good all around interior cleaning and for carpet. The Tuff Stuff for spot cleaning.
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The Meguiars APC is a good all around interior cleaning and for carpet. The Tuff Stuff for spot cleaning.
Yeah $16 for a gallon on Amazon it's pretty cheap.
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:53 PM
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Wow. How long did this take SR? What you use an industrial steam cleaner!?!?
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Old 03-11-2015, 10:59 PM
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Took me less than 5 mins really. Nope used the Bissell Spot cleaner Pro. Don't think the Machine will do all that work for you. I did soak the mat and scrub with a carpet cleaner solution and stiff brush. Came out pretty much brand new to me.
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Steam cleaner with Megs APC will surely get the job done.
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