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Airborne Ranger
Apr 4th, 2004, 06:00 PM
Hey,

I have utilized alot of Meguiars products over the past year to keep up with my exterior and the families rides, and if someone comes along for me to detail there car, now it's time to focus on interior products.

For cleaning interiors, I usually use my mom's oreck which does ok but it just doesn't have the power to really clean things up and move along quickly. I've been debating between a shop vac or the vac n blo from autopia or CMA.

The main thing I'm concerned about is stains and just down n dirty carpet. I can't afford a professional series extractor or something, although it would be nice! I'm thinking of something like a little bissel. For now I use some old cotton terry towels and nylon brush from the local dollar store. This procedure does an ok job but i would like to be more through and help speed things up abit. Thanks,,,,,,,deadman98

mxman
Apr 4th, 2004, 06:05 PM
I rent a Rug Doctor for $25. It's the best cleaner I have ever used. I also buy up some of there more expensive auto carpet cleaners that do the job.

For leather, vinyl, and other trim I would recommend a dedicated Meguiar's product.

gb387
Apr 4th, 2004, 06:06 PM
I have used a Hoover Steam Vac upright a couple times with the hand attachment it worked very well had decent power not a pro machine but it did the job. similar to this one:

http://www.hoover.com/db/xq/asp.hvrProductMain/CatID.6/SubID.9/ProdID.210/ModID.1783/qx/SteamVacWithCleanSurge.htm

electricgreen
Apr 14th, 2004, 08:42 AM
I just detailed the interior of our DD, a 93 Bronco. We use it like a truck, hauling stuff, etc. With the winters up here in NY, it doesn't get cleaned real well all winter. The grey carpet turned mostly brown from stains & dirt. I sprayed it with the Meg's Carpet & interior Cleaner, then used my Little Green (bissel) to remove the dirt. Worked like magic!! I took some pics, they didn't turn out great, but I'll try to post them later. I say get the little green, and use the carpet & interior cleaner, you'll be amazed!

Edit: I forgot to mention rubbing the spray into stains-I used an old applicator pad I had laying around rather than a brush, But I'm sure a brush would work even better!

Rick
Apr 14th, 2004, 11:42 AM
I've found the detailer all purpose cleaner plus works really well for shampooing carpets and apholstey. I dillute it about 15 to 1 with the foam sprayer nozel on the bottle, spray the foam on to the carpet, brush in, vaccum with a shop vac (a worth while investment) and wipe with a cheap towel to get the remaining dirt.

While I'm sure a professional hot water extractor would work better I've found this method to give me good results all the time. And it even works really well for stains. Might be worth trying before you go out and buy an expensive carpet shampooer.

J SOLO
Apr 16th, 2004, 09:20 PM
I have a little green proheat it works great hard to beat for the price.