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#11054285 - 08/20/15 07:47 PM Cleaning carpet???
Transplant Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/23/07
Posts: 940
Loc: Cedar City, Utah
Just bought a boat that is real clean.....EXCEPT for the carpet. Not stained so much as matted down, tons of sand, soil.
Help, Thanks, Bob
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#11054402 - 08/20/15 08:50 PM Re: Cleaning carpet??? [Re: Transplant]
Capt Jerry Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 298
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
I use a little dishwashing soap in a bucket of water and a brush, then rinse. Then, and most important, shop vac up the remaining water. The shop vac gets the grit out, and helps stand up the carpet fabric.
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#11055966 - 08/21/15 03:40 PM Re: Cleaning carpet??? [Re: Transplant]
Transplant Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/23/07
Posts: 940
Loc: Cedar City, Utah
Thanks Capt Jerry!
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Fishing is not a matter of life or death,
it's much more important than that!
10 pounds 2 oz.(Pat Mayse)
10.88 lbs PB (Lake Fork)
Garmin Pro Staff http://s1279.photobucket.com/user/rmlaskey2/library/

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#11057366 - 08/22/15 01:41 PM Re: Cleaning carpet??? [Re: Transplant]
StephenB Offline
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Registered: 10/23/06
Posts: 17503
Loc: Athens, TX
Sand is the mortal enemy of carpet. Capt Jerry is correct. You should probably repeat the process a few times. You might get lucky and have the carpet not be too damaged.

If it does stand back up, you might try pulling it through a coin operated carwash and blast it hard with soap and rinse and then vacuum out as much water as you can every time you take it out.
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#11057872 - 08/22/15 08:31 PM Re: Cleaning carpet??? [Re: Transplant]
ToadThrower Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/29/07
Posts: 356
Loc: Arlington, TX
When I bought my boat had the same issue ...followed the process listed in the article below...looks like new...good luck..

http://www.flwfishing.com/tips/2013-12-02-boat-care-101-simple-do-it-yourself-carpet-cleaning

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#11089274 - 09/07/15 09:31 PM Re: Cleaning carpet??? [Re: Transplant]
Lifetime Angler Offline
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Registered: 06/08/12
Posts: 332
Loc: Cleburne, Texas
150 psi air pressure two or three times ...... Then a car wash. Done.
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