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#12311499 - 06/26/17 07:23 AM Pressure washing boat carpet
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Registered: 12/26/14
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Loc: Euless
Anybody ever do it?
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#12311586 - 06/26/17 08:43 AM Re: Pressure washing boat carpet [Re: Muzzlebrake]
boocat Offline
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Loc: Hill Country
Nope, never done it, but fur sure if you start out on high pressure it will rip the carpet right off!! on my little electric karcher I can adjust the pressure down to about the same as a regular garden hose sprayer. I'm sure that would be pretty safe. I would pre treat with a moderately strong detergent solution such as Awesome or some of that purple stuff or maybe simple green using maybe a one or two gallon sprayer.. I use Awesome with good results and it's cheap. Maybe a little squirt on the grease spots and a little brushing. Without knowing your situation, I would think that a regular hose sprayer would do 90% of what you need done?? Don't know if the pressure on those large gas powered washers can be turned down?? I would start out on the low side with whatever I used.


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#12311735 - 06/26/17 10:18 AM Re: Pressure washing boat carpet [Re: Muzzlebrake]
JMac-D Offline
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Registered: 11/27/13
Posts: 1673
Loc: Cleburne Tx
I've done it on low

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#12311783 - 06/26/17 10:41 AM Re: Pressure washing boat carpet [Re: Muzzlebrake]
Capt Jerry Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 301
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
I would not. The method I use is:

Rinse with a hose.
Use a soft brush and a water/Dawn solution (not much of the Dawn).
Rinse thoroughly.
Most important: Vacuum it dry with a Shop Vac. You will be amazed how much dirt it pulls out.


My boat is 8 years old and the carpet still looks good.
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#12311907 - 06/26/17 11:46 AM Re: Pressure washing boat carpet [Re: Muzzlebrake]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Registered: 12/26/14
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Loc: Euless
Shouldn't a done that with my 2000 psi pressure washer. Knocked some fibers loose but not much. Carpet still stuck down good.
Oh well, one of these days it will get a non-skid floor coating like it should have had in the first place.
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#12312870 - 06/26/17 09:59 PM Re: Pressure washing boat carpet [Re: Muzzlebrake]
Dwight Offline
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Registered: 09/26/07
Posts: 1841
Loc: Joshua, TX
Mix 1 part vinegar and 5 parts water. Soak the carpet and scrub it with a hard brush. It get's rid of all minerals from the water and makes the carpet look great. Use Resolve for any spots that don't come-out.

or

Tide with fabric softener..

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#12312894 - 06/26/17 10:19 PM Re: Pressure washing boat carpet [Re: Capt Jerry]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 4574
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: Capt Jerry
I would not. The method I use is:

Rinse with a hose.
Use a soft brush and a water/Dawn solution (not much of the Dawn).
Rinse thoroughly.
Most important: Vacuum it dry with a Shop Vac. You will be amazed how much dirt it pulls out.


My boat is 8 years old and the carpet still looks good.


Great advice....exactly how it should be done.
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#12313721 - 06/27/17 03:04 PM Re: Pressure washing boat carpet [Re: Muzzlebrake]
killen Offline
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Registered: 02/02/13
Posts: 117
Loc: bowie tx
I have done it once that was enough wasn't good

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#12342381 - 07/16/17 10:55 AM Re: Pressure washing boat carpet [Re: Muzzlebrake]
fishin1228 Offline
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Registered: 03/17/04
Posts: 234
Loc: TX
Originally Posted By: Muzzlebrake
Shouldn't a done that with my 2000 psi pressure washer. Knocked some fibers loose but not much. Carpet still stuck down good.
Oh well, one of these days it will get a non-skid floor coating like it should have had in the first place.


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#12345900 - 07/18/17 11:40 AM Re: Pressure washing boat carpet [Re: Muzzlebrake]
redskeet100 Offline
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Registered: 12/17/08
Posts: 1989
I do it on my skeeter, and too much pressure will damage the carpet. So if you can regulate it, it cleans the carpet perfectly.

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#12355943 - 07/24/17 02:43 PM Re: Pressure washing boat carpet [Re: Muzzlebrake]
Capt Craig Offline
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Registered: 08/25/09
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Loc: Richland-Chambers
Do not powerwash boat carpet! The stream will eat away at the adhesive and case the carpet to become slack and loose. A standard water hose and some mild soap like Dawn will work. Sadly, it is difficult to keep the carpet looking great unless you don't have kids and don't catch fish.
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#12357037 - 07/25/17 07:59 AM Re: Pressure washing boat carpet [Re: Muzzlebrake]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Registered: 12/26/14
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Loc: Euless
Well, after owning two boats with carpet, I am convinced that carpet in a boat should be illegal.
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#12357378 - 07/25/17 11:20 AM Re: Pressure washing boat carpet [Re: Muzzlebrake]
Capt Craig Offline
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Registered: 08/25/09
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Muzzlebrake, If you put together a petition, I will sign it!!
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#12357443 - 07/25/17 12:06 PM Re: Pressure washing boat carpet [Re: Muzzlebrake]
fishin1228 Offline
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Registered: 03/17/04
Posts: 234
Loc: TX
Originally Posted By: Muzzlebrake
Well, after owning two boats with carpet, I am convinced that carpet in a boat should be illegal.


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