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Old 10-03-2012, 08:02 PM   #1
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Cleaning carpeted walls

Our 97 safari has (standard) white carpet material on a number of wall surfaces. Best way to clean? thanks
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:55 PM   #2
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I like the Bissell Little green machine. Little Green (R) Deep Cleaner I have had one for years and they work great with the cleaners available for them. Get one at Walmart
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:19 PM   #3
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I mix up some Oxy-Clean, put it in spray bottles and spray away, starting at the top and working my way down. With aggressive spraying, you can actually see the dirt and dust be loosened and washed downhill. The cleaning solution will try to migrate down to the floor. When it gets there or gets close, I use my wet/dry shop vac to suck it up. Actually works pretty well. I've even been able to remove most aluminum dust stains.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:23 AM   #4
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I've never tried it on carpeted walls, but to avoid costly carpet-cleaning at home, I just use ordinary laundry detergent to clean my carpets.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:36 AM   #5
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Thanks for that tip Bob Thompson, I will try that on mine. I've used Resolve with great sucess except the aluminum dust you refer to.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:47 AM   #6
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I have had good results with this Folex Instant Carpet Spot Remover removes spots and stains
I found it at Lowes and Target
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:48 AM   #7
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Oxyclean, used lightly and rinsed well, will clean, brighten and destain anything.



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Old 10-04-2012, 12:11 PM   #8
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Factory service recommended SD20. It has a lot of terrific uses. Also works nicely on drapery spots. K2R spot lifter also works well dab on and brush off when dry. Try to avoid saturating the material so as not to cause leaching from behind the fabric.

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I mix up some Oxy-Clean, put it in spray bottles and spray away, starting at the top and working my way down. With aggressive spraying, you can actually see the dirt and dust be loosened and washed downhill. The cleaning solution will try to migrate down to the floor. When it gets there or gets close, I use my wet/dry shop vac to suck it up. Actually works pretty well. I've even been able to remove most aluminum dust stains.
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I like the Bissell Little green machine. Little Green (R) Deep Cleaner I have had one for years and they work great with the cleaners available for them. Get one at Walmart
I use this method as well. You can make your own cleaning solution from oxyclean and water.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:04 PM   #11
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Step 1 - Spray on carpet cleaning solution mixed with hot water.
Step 2 - Rub around vigorously with a clean cloth soaked in same solution
Step 3 - Vacuum with shop Vac
Step 4 - Spray on clean cool water
Step 5 - Run around vigorously again
Step 6 - Vacuum with shop Vac

Do one section at a time. You would be amazed how much dirt comes out - the liquid the shop vac sucked out was disgusting.

If I had a steam cleaner machine with hand attachment, I would just use that.
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