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Old    Jack Hinkes (jackeh)      Join Date: May 2008       02-18-2009, 6:09 PM Reply   
how do you clean it? mine is nasty, and i don't have enough money to replace it.
Old    David Christman (lfrider92)      Join Date: Sep 2008       02-18-2009, 6:12 PM Reply   
ours snaps in and out. so we pull it out and use our normal vaccume to vaccume it. but we steam clean it once like every three times we take it out.
Old    thebiggmann            02-18-2009, 6:39 PM Reply   
pressure washers work really good on carpeting, just make sure you don't put it to a fine spray, keep it wide and it doesn't damage the carpeting at all. They make carpet cleaning soap stuff that runs through the line too. We use it on our Ranger after fishing trips and it gets anything out, blood, dried worm entrails, dirt, road grime, you name it.
Old    alan plotz (alanp)      Join Date: Apr 2001       02-18-2009, 7:30 PM Reply   
take it to the car wash, spend 5 or 10 bucks and use their pressure washer. works great
Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-18-2009, 7:43 PM Reply   
After you have pressure washed it put a dehumidifier in the boat, jam it on and let the overflow go into the bilge. Put the cover on and leave it for a few days, the boat will be dry as bone and smell fresh as a daisy.
Old    Jack Hinkes (jackeh)      Join Date: May 2008       02-18-2009, 7:48 PM Reply   
thanks everyone, i have a pressure washer, so i'll use that.
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       02-18-2009, 8:00 PM Reply   
i use my household carpet shampooer.
Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       02-18-2009, 8:06 PM Reply   
Unsnap the carpet, lay out on driveway, splash with soap, rinse with garden hose and then hang on saw horse to dry.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       02-18-2009, 8:36 PM Reply   
I rented a carpet cleaner at safeway. The result was about 5 gallons of black water I pumped out.
Old    Michael ImObersteg (kickflip_mj)      Join Date: Apr 2007       02-19-2009, 12:04 AM Reply   
dude i know its a boat but power washing it.... not for me.. use good old moms carpet shampooer:-)
Old    Dan (dppaneig)      Join Date: Feb 2008       02-19-2009, 6:04 AM Reply   
I bought a small Bissel last year. I noticed when we went out on the first voyage we kept getting black feet on the sun pad. Like J-Rod said, I got a lot of black water in the tank. It was definitely worth the purchase and easy on the carpet.
Old    Dave (daveronix199)      Join Date: Feb 2009       02-19-2009, 7:53 AM Reply   
Watch out for the electrical i'd recommend taking the battery out!
Old    Justin (justinlkgb)      Join Date: Jun 2008       02-19-2009, 8:05 AM Reply   
in the past i have used about 3TBS of Tide with 5 gallons of water. Brush it in with a stiff nylon brush and rinse with a pressure washer. Smells great, and looks brand new.
Old    Mike (wvboard)      Join Date: Jul 2008       02-19-2009, 8:49 AM Reply   
hover carpet steam cleaner
Old    KP (kellen)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-19-2009, 11:49 AM Reply   
Pressure washer works wonders!!! No soap just pressure wash it
Old    Mispella (jon43)      Join Date: Aug 2003       02-19-2009, 1:10 PM Reply   
spot bot
Old    WakeMikey (wakemikey)      Join Date: Mar 2008       02-19-2009, 2:50 PM Reply   
What if we do not have snap out carpet? In my older wood floor boat I would never ever pour in gallons of water.

Other options? Looks like carpet steam vac is most common.

Damn beer in my carpet. My carpet is pretty worn anyways. I hear older Supras are a pain to recarpet.
Old    Bill Montanye (bill)      Join Date: Feb 2001       02-20-2009, 6:27 AM Reply   
I have my car[et guy use his steam cleaning truck mount and it looks new when hes done.

i have in the past used the pressure washer at the carwash and it works pretty good as well..


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