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Hey there,

In the year that I've been driving my stang without floor mats, my carpeting has gotten quite dirty. That's what you get for living in a wet country like Holland.

To prevent this from happening again and to make sure the carpet will survive longer I now have the rubber pony mats.

But, what is the best way to clean this dirty carpet? Can it handle being soaked in a carpet cleaner? I don't want to ruin the one year old carpet. It is a TMI Repro by the way.

Thanks for any tips.

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A steam extractor carpet cleaning machine works well, using the "stair" adapter head on the hose. I would be cautious about soaking the carpet since you do not want the carpet to separate from the "plastic" backing which TMI applies behind the jute. There are other spray can carpet stain cleaners you could use, but not as effective in their result. These spray on, you let them dry, then brush the carpet and vacuum out the crud. good luck.

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I use a Hoover steam Vac. I use the upholstery attachment on the carpet in the Shelby. It does a nice job and is easy to do. I am sure any other make of home carpet shampoo machine with an upholstery attachment would work just fine.

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If you are planning to get your home carpets done anytime soon then I would recommend getting a service that offers dry-cleaning.
While they are ther have them also do the Stang with their lil' attachment thingy and they will look good as new and be dry in a very short time, heck you might even get it done as a freebie since they are already at your house... just my .02

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Thanks, I'll see what I can do to get such a machine for a while. They are rentable somewhere...

Thanks!

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