Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: South central MO
Car: 1998 SUBARU LEGACY OUTBK/LMT/30TH Engine 2.5L H4 PFI DOHC 16V
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Hey guys well when I sold my 97 Oldsmobile I had to detail it (let my wife use it and her friend completely screwed it long story) but when it was time to clean the carpet it was pretty frigging bad sand clay dirt and some sort of candy what I did was take out the front seats and got a bottle of simple green and a 5 gal bucket as well as a long handled hard bristle scrub brush a short square hard bristle scrub brush my water hose and my wet dry shop vac
I sloshed about 3 gals of diluted simple green into the car esp. on the really really bad spots on them I also put straight simple green after I let it sit for a bit I commenced scrubbing for hours id say about 3 or so straight scrubbing intermittently using the water hose and shop vac on really really bad places after that I rinsed the whole carpet down with the water hose and shop vac'ed it all out then shop vac'ed the whole carpet to get it as dry as I could then I used a bissel spot remover (small carpet steam cleaner) on the whole carpet
the end result of all this was the maroon carpet that was in the car did not fade whatsoever and the carpet looked brand new no kidding it looked better than when I received the car myself I did all this without removing the carpet from the car so if that's an option definitely do that as it will make the whole process much much easier for you and not have any chances of rust building up later hope this helps guys
1998 SUBARU LEGACY OUTBK/LMT/30TH limited Edition.
Engine 2.5L H4 PFI DOHC 16V
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