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Old 01-15-2008, 07:01 PM   #1
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We sprung a leak in our high pressure fuel line and by the time we discovered it and had it repaired, it has sprayed diesel fuel onto the carpet in the bedroom through the panel under the drawers under the closet. So, my question is, what is the best way to get the oily diesel fuel and accompanying odor, out of the carpet?
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We sprung a leak in our high pressure fuel line and by the time we discovered it and had it repaired, it has sprayed diesel fuel onto the carpet in the bedroom through the panel under the drawers under the closet. So, my question is, what is the best way to get the oily diesel fuel and accompanying odor, out of the carpet?
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Old 01-16-2008, 03:27 AM   #3
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You might want to try Clorox Cleanup or Clorox mixed about 50-50. Try it cautiousy(possibly on a piece under the sofa). We have had tremendous success with this for years. Smiple Green straight may also help.
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:53 AM   #4
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Diesel has kerosene in it. I have been able to use non-volatile parts solvent (Napa Auto Parts etc.) on an old white T-shirt (NO graphics) and scub like heck.

After I did this with a couple of t-shirts, rotating so not to grind in the stuff I was "thinning" out of the carpet, I let it dry. I then used straight Simple Green and scrubbed again. After "washing" that out with multiple dish towels and blotting it dry, I used Resolve spot and stain remover liberally with another couple of t-shirts.

Once this was done, I used my wife's Bissel carpet cleaning machine and this HD traffic and stain solution.

http://www.bettymills.com/shop/produ...RA94350EA.html

Carefull as most stain removers that clean oil etc are a mild acid base so be sure to follow directions.

This did the trick and the carpet looks and feels like new.

On a side note, you could contact a professional "commercial" cleaning company like "Clean Pro USA" and ask them.

On a side note, as a boy, I managed to get some epoxy based motorcycle gas tank sealer all over my parents wool carpet (don't ask) . One of my brothers worked for Host Cleaning Company (they did hotels) and he came and got it out...completely...and it was hard enough to drill with a steel drill bit.

Good luck and let us know how it turns out.
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