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    what do u guys use to clean your interior?
    My car is still pretty new but because im young and have a lot of inconsiderate friends :(! i track a lot of dirt in my car (im always the damn driver and never get offered gas money grrr) so anyways. i dont want to use anything to harsh.... but i would like to restore it to look new so i can scotch guard it.
    talking about the carpet.

    What chemicals and tools do u guys recommend?
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    Standard rental carpet cleaner from the grocery store(make sure it has an upholstery cleaner hose)

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    like that rug doctor crap?
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    Turtle Wax makes a foaming spot cleaner that's great for isolated carpet/upholstery stains.

    http://www.turtlewax.com/main.taf?p=2,1,4,16

    My Jeep is ten years old and I've tried to take good care of it, but sometimes spills happen (usually passengers ). I was amazed at what this stuff removed from my carpet, and I used it on a work vehicle with ink on the seat- did a good job on that too.

    A commercial shampooer does a great job if you have to do the entire interior, but as I found out with a near-new Olds a few years back, test the cleaning solution somewhere where it won't show...turned dark blue carpet grayish in a few spots- the GM carpet wasn't as colorfast as others I'd done.
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    good ol' fashioned spit shine

    works every time
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    Quote Originally Posted by audiobliss View Post
    good ol' fashioned spit shine

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    thought i posted askign for how to clean your car carpets... not your girlfriends body parts ;)
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    Yup, Rug Doctor Crap.

    It's pretty much just to lay down the soap, you will probably have to brush it with a medium bristle brush by hand then use the R.D. to suck up the soapy mess.

    Or if you have a shop vac you can do the same thing.

    Buy some carpet cleaning agent, scrub, then vaccum it up.

    Now if you want to get crazy you can rent a steamer vac with hose attachment and really clean it up.

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    i just dont want to dmg he the carpet... i want it to look new when im done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eloplayspolo View Post
    i just dont want to dmg he the carpet... i want it to look new when im done.
    Best way to test it is to remove a seat and test where the seat will cover it.

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    Blue coral on the carpet "use to clean cars" and for the dash and all Meguiars NXT tech protect. does not get gressy like armorall and lasts longer to.
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    For my dash, I use a water damped rag followed by a dry rag, I use no chemicals.

    Before I do any vaccuming I use an air compressor to blow out the interior which will remove most loose dust and debris, then follow up with a thorough vaccuming, every vinyl plastic interior panel gets wiped with the water damped rag followed by the dry one.

    I have found this to work best, no matter what interior chemical you use there seems to be a static charge or similar "cling" effect that seems to attract dust particles. On my exterior I do use Meguiars Gold Class, it's inexpensive and pretty good. I also use Meguiars for my tires...

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    i ussually use "Mothers" products, becouse there is a store near my house, but the best one Ive used is the 3M for interiors

    http://www.shop3m.com/shop-by-market-car-care.html
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    i use blue coral. i find if you get the spot early enough, it will do work on it. also check out WeatherTech floor mats. They're the best floormats money can buy. Seriously.
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    I use the generic WalMart weathertech type floor mats...$20pr

    They keep alot of crap from hitting the carpet, I do construction so my boots are always bringing dirt and pebbles into my truck.

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    his car is too nice for cheap, generic, off the wall floor mats. i'm certain he'd want to REALLY protect his investment.
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    hahaha i just have stock floor mats im a water polo player so i usualy have a towel in my car and throw it on the floor before they get in...... just sometimes they are really annoying and move the towel as they are sitting and grrr......
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikesound View Post
    i use blue coral. i find if you get the spot early enough, it will do work on it. also check out WeatherTech floor mats. They're the best floormats money can buy. Seriously.
    I second the weathertech mats they are great.
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    i think im just going to start punching people that get my car dirty.... i dont care what u say, violence solves plenty of problems.
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