Best Way To Remove Coolant From Carpet
Posted 08 January 2007 - 05:53 PM
Any tips/tricks. etc greatly appreciated.
Posted 08 January 2007 - 06:03 PM
Posted 08 January 2007 - 06:47 PM
1997 854R || 2010 Triumph Street Triple R
Posted 08 January 2007 - 07:20 PM
I then mopped it all up as best as I could and wet vac'ed the entire carpet. Smell and grimy/slippery feel were gone and carpet looked good as new.
I was on a student budget, the whole thing cost me less than $10 but took over 3 hours.
MY04 V70R 6 speed manual, mostly stock
Posted 08 January 2007 - 07:27 PM
Posted 08 January 2007 - 08:20 PM
Posted 08 January 2007 - 09:46 PM
If it's REALLY bad, You can always pull the carpet all the way out.
Then just blitz it with soap and hot water, beat it on a rock, rinse
thororughly and repeat. Wring all the water out of it and let dry.
Had a problem with cat pee once. That's what it finally took...
Posted 10 January 2007 - 05:40 PM
98 v70 GLT 120K
05 V50 2.4i 12K
03 Av, Z71
06 Ferrara, Igniter, ISL 400, 1250 gpm :^)
Posted 10 January 2007 - 06:42 PM
curious, but not.
Posted 10 January 2007 - 06:48 PM
Vinegar.....take out the carpets and rinse out with vinegar and water, slowly diluting it with more water, or you'll have a vinegar smell in your cabin.
Posted 10 January 2007 - 08:27 PM
I had a 20 oz. holiday egg nog latte sitting on the dash of my 240 and tipped it
backwards into the defroster vents...This was first thing in the am, so I got
to take the morning off and pulled seats, carpet, padding, floor drain plugs
and I just dumped 5-10 gallons of steaming hot soapy water down the ducts
and followd up with about the same amount of fresh hot water to rinse it.
It STILL smelled noggy for a month or so, but it DID go away.
I wish I would have thought of the vineger thing... Good Idea!
Posted 11 January 2007 - 03:55 AM
1)Pull the carpet and hose it down several times and allow it to air dry.
2)Pour several cups of hot soapy water onto the floor with the carpet in. Saturate the carpet. Vacuum out with a shop vac. Rinse and repeat several times.
Posted 11 January 2007 - 08:38 PM
2. Pressure wash
However, I hate them torx bits
Posted 23 January 2007 - 10:57 PM
I had a puddle of coolant in the drivers side footwell for about two weeks from leaking o-rings at the heater core.
1. Pulled up carpet and vacuumed with a wet vac under and top of carpet.
2. Sprayed with a solvent cleaner like 409. LOTS. Top and underside.
3. Layed carpet back down and poured about a quart of hot water o top.
4. Vaccum up top and underside.
repeated about three times and the carpet cleaned right up.
Thanks for all the help!!
Posted 23 January 2007 - 11:10 PM
First pulled the seats, carpet and padding completely (it's the only way to do it properly) . . . .
Vacuuming the carpet and padding with a fairly powerful wet/dry vac first
Using paper towels to blot any excess wetness
Dryed any excess from the floorpan, sprayed down with simple green to clean all the coolant residue off
Then using a carpet cleaner attachment from a carpet cleaner (like one of those $99-$129 Bissels or Hoover upright carpet cleaners, which are also great to have around the house or carpet clean the car anyway). Used hot water and carpet cleaning solution, fully shampoo'd and steam cleaned the carpets. The carpet cleaner was a good investment anway because I've used it to clean the carpet in 3 different cars and do the house about 3 times. Places I called wanted like $89 to do the car.
Then I let dry in the sun for a little while, also went over it with a hair drier aimed a few inches away to help dry
After reinstalled and double checked everything, ran the heat on high (floor setting) being they were still a bit damp, cracked the rear windows just a tad to vent the moisture out.
They were like brand new, was like a completely professional cleaning job . . . .