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Old 11-19-2012, 12:26 PM   #1
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Getting grease out of carpet

I had a diesel mechanic work on the RV. He tracked grease on the carpet. Looking for ideas as to the best way to remove the grease.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:15 PM   #2
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If the carpet is not colorfast rubbing alcohol will break the grease down. We have used baking soda and vinegar with good results.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:45 PM   #3
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Grease Solvent Gun Scrubber

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I had a diesel mechanic work on the RV. He tracked grease on the carpet. Looking for ideas as to the best way to remove the grease.
The best grease solvent I have found is Birchwood Casey's Gun Scrubber. It's available at Walmart. It will dissolve some wood finishes, paints, and plastics but I've never had a problem with it on carpets or other fibers.

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Old 11-19-2012, 01:50 PM   #4
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Goo Gone. We even sell it in our store.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:55 PM   #5
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My question is 'why are you trying to get the grease out'? The shop that did the work would be paying to clean the carpet nad any other messes they left behind! When one of the shops that I had worked at, worked on MH's we always had a covering on the floor, the mechanics had clean coverall on and depending on the MH they even had special shoes to wear. For the messes that we create, the DW uses one of two products 1) Spot Shot, instant carpet stain remover, 2) a product call 'All Solv spotter'. We got the second one when a MH dealership got some grease on the inside of our MH. They cleaned it up and gave us another can 'just in case'. This product was by Bridgeport cleaning network. Not sure if they are still around.
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Professional cleaning or new carpet via the diesel mechanic, if cleaning does not adequatly take care of the problem - he should have taken appropriate care to preclude this from happening in the first place.
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I've always used "Awesome" from the dollar store. Spray it on the stain let it set a bit and then dab with a towel. DON'T rub the spot or spots. It may take a few applications but eventually I have always gotten stains of all sorts out of the carpet. When you do spray the spot, just mist it don't soak it. Good luck hope you get it out.
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You can go to your auto parts store and get a can of brake cleaner spray some on a rag and wipe carpet or spray on carpet but not to much it dries very fast and washes the stain away. My wife uses in on my cloths to remove spots before washing. Had a friend spill ink from a printer on his pickup seat ,nasty spot used brake cleaner on it and you could not see a stain. When I bought my motor home there was stains it the carpet I used brake cleaner to remove them.
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+1...I agree on that one.....works great!!

QUOTE=D M;1375484]You can go to your auto parts store and get a can of brake cleaner spray some on a rag and wipe carpet or spray on carpet but not to much it dries very fast and washes the stain away. My wife uses in on my cloths to remove spots before washing. Had a friend spill ink from a printer on his pickup seat ,nasty spot used brake cleaner on it and you could not see a stain. When I bought my motor home there was stains it the carpet I used brake cleaner to remove them.[/QUOTE]
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A hundred years ago as a young man, just married, and renting an apartment, I tracked some grease in onto the carpet. Being the responsible person that I am, I reported it to the elderly gentleman landlord. He said no problem, and picked up a can of "Lacquer Thin," came into the house and with his finger over the spout opening of the can he dabbed a couple drops onto the small grease mark. The mark disappeared.

If you try this, dab in an inconspicuous place first to make sure it doesn't change the carpet. Today's manufacturing is not what it was a hundred years ago.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:39 PM   #11
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Dawn Dishwasing liquid is a great grease remover. Remember the Exxon Valdeez oil spill, they used Dawn to clean up the birds and shoreline.
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I think whatever you decide to do , use a hot washcloth to wipe off the grease
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Just don't breathe in the Brake cleaner fumes..... Never tried it on carpet but might be worth a try.

I use clorox2 liquid colorsafe bleach on my dirty rugs that I have on the entrance steps in the MH. Works well also but sometimes it needs to be scrubbed with a brush and allowed to soak for a bit.
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Resolve carpet cleaner works nicely.
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