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justin

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Post Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:30 pm

im prepared to go **** on the z26's interior, its pretty dirty. i bought a little container of powder oxyclean, and am going to mix it in a spray bottle - they recommend 1 scoop per 16oz.

i dont however, have a vac to use. will the oxyclean, an interior scrubber, and a damp sponge be enough to get it out? maybe i can visit the vaccum at the carwash.

anyone else used this stuff on a large area?
Aken

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Post Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:36 pm

Never tried Oxyclean, so I'm no help. Let us know how it works regardless icon_smile.gif
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Post Sat Sep 16, 2006 11:11 pm

i've used it at the reccomended mix level for carpets. worked damn well at getting a good number of stains out of the carpet in my mom's car.
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Post Sun Sep 17, 2006 5:19 am

A how-to I posted a few years ago on another forum...


What you will need

-Hi-power wet/dry ShopVac
-Oxy Clean (the Granular)
-2 Gallon Bucket
-Medium Hardness Bristled Nylon Brush w/handle
-A good spot remover (I used Meguiar's All Purpose Cleaner diluted 10:1)


What to do

-Vacuum out the upholstery or carpet
-Mix in the 2 gallon bucket: 2 scoops of Oxy Clean and the rest with warm/hot water
-Stir it up with the brush and let it sit for 5 mins for the product to saturate into the water
-While it is saturating, spray your spot remover onto the surface generously, concentrating the spray on the heavier soil spots
-Proceed to then scrub the solution into the carpet. What I do is hold the handled brush and scoop some water with my hand onto the surface. Work in small squares (1'x1') when agitating and scrub front to back, left and right, repeating over each swipe. You will see the solution saturate into the carpet. Just scrub the solution in and move to your next area.
-When the entire area is saturated, begin where you begun scrubbing the first section. Proceed to extract the water solution out of the carpets/upholstery. I usually take the filter out of the ShopVac (more suction) for this and move slowly over the surface to insure complete extraction of the solution.
-When done, the areas will be damp. Leave the doors open with the dome light switched "OFF" and leave the mats in the sun. It should be dry in an hour or two.
-Let it all dry and Voila!


Notes

-Get some crevice tools for the Shopvac. It will help with vacuuming and extracting.
-For tight areas, agitate with your hands or a terry towel.
-For a spot remover, you should be just fine with something that is safe for clothing (IE: Shout Spray)
-Repeat if necessary. For deep stains, just apply the solution and let it sit for about 20 mins, then extract out.


It works very well.
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Post Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:21 am

well ill give it a shot. ill have to soak/scrub the crap out of it then just drive down to the carwash vac. hopefully it will have enough suction.
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Post Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:10 am

oxyclean works rather well on carpeting.
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Post Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:27 am

i think i shoulda worn rubber gloves. my skin feels gummy!

idk if the oxyclean is gonna do it anyway, i think my car is just perma-white trashy. my ******* jeep is cleaner than this thing!~
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Post Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:32 pm

The cloth on my seats come off.... maybe yours do too? It hooks in underneath the seat. If so, just machine wash.
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Post Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:58 pm

i wondered about that too, after taking a look at my back seat cushion when it was removed. but the front seats look scary - ever seen a z26 front seat? i think i could get it off but never back on.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/95-Beretta-Z26-f...028582769QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

^ shows a pic of em

verdict is: floors show a little improvement, but they were pretty bad. bought some new floor mats to cover up the ugliness. seats are much less dingy now, good enough for an 11 year old car.
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Post Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:08 pm

also, i used amoral wipes for my floors (looked brown b/c it rained b/c windows was down) It took some scrubbin, but they came out.
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Post Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:37 pm

Next time, just get a bottle of carpet cleaning solution, like Bissel's... Mix it up to the recommended strength and pre-treat. Wait 30 minutes and agitate with a stiffish nylon brush. Then vaccum it up with a wet/dry vac. Repeat with a vinegar mix to neutralize the carpet shampoo residue, and last with a HOT, plain water treatment.
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Post Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:41 pm

^ basically what i did, just with oxyclean. used a nylon brush too.

i dont care about the results anyway, im ready to set the car on fire. but thats another thread.
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Post Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:54 am

justin wrote:
i dont care about the results anyway, im ready to set the car on fire. but thats another thread.


I wanna see a video if you do that. icon_twisted.gif
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Post Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:43 am

Neither Oxyclean nor carpet cleaner will remove charred spots, no. Good luck with your "final solution". icon_eek.gif
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Post Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:12 am

but think if you burn the car there will be no more carpet left to get dirty and have to clean icon_cool.gif
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