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best way to clean floor mats

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i put all of mine in the washer...then the dryer!!!

it did a great job!!!
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i take mine out and use a vacuum
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pounds....do u have OEM mats? I gotta sum dark spots on mine that won't come out!
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good old fasion vacumm never hurts
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u put them in the washer dryer..??? are u serious? i usually just smack em on the floor but its not working out too well
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I spray them down with simple green or some other sort of stain lifter....and then I scrub them with hot water and carpet shampoo. After that I vaccum. If they are really filthy I will use my carpet cleaner but I am usually to lazy to take that out...lol.

To the guy that puts his in the washing machine....Be careful. After a while they will lose there strength and dissolve or shred apart. I used to work for a few car dealers in the prep department and we used to do that too.

During the summer you can also try scrubbing the mats and then hosing them off, and then letting them dry in the sun. I usually do that when I am detailing a car. I will start on the inside and work out. Never hose the inside of the car though, just the floor matts are ok. Make sure they are dry b4 putting them back in the car. If you dont you will get a mildew smell in the car that is hard to get rid of.
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I go to the coin washing machines and put in a sh_t load of detergent. Works great.

Plus they have free drying. Not really free because you have to pay for the wash. [IMG]i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif[/IMG]
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heheh i have rubber floor mats that were $20 from crappy tire... i fully intend to hose em down if they ever get dirty enough to wash
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Go to the auto store and buy 4 clear floor mats....cheap and still lets the color and stuff shine through
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AWWWWW![IMG]i/expressions/face-icon-small-disgusted.gif[/IMG] my friend got gum stuck in my mats... anyone know how to get rid of it???
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I usually just put some cleaning agent on the mats and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, I take my pressure washer and spray them off. Usually, if the pressure washer doesn't take it out, it ain't coming out. I only do that like once a year or so though. Normally, just a little spot clean type of thing.
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Mbow's way is pretty much how I do it. I'd use stain remover or carpet shampoo, lather the crap out of it and use the pressure wash. I hand wash my car at those pay wash places, just lather it up and spray it down along with your car.
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those coin car wash pressure washers work better than anyhting i've ever seen
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