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Trying to get grease out of the blazer's carpet...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by NoAngel, Aug 16, 2002.

  1. NoAngel

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    Trying to get grease out of the blazer\'s carpet...

    anyone know of a really good product or at home remedy? Thanks!
     
  2. NEOMASTINO2U

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    Re: Trying to get grease out of the blazer\'s carpet...

    Try gojo the mechanics hand cleaner, rub some on the grease and use a wet rag or sponge and scrub it, it might come out with that stuff i use it to get grease out of my pants and my house carpet works great! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    Re: Trying to get grease out of the blazer\'s carpet...

    Never tried it on carpet, but Greased Lightning works well on getting grease out of clothes.
     
  4. tRustyK5

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    Re: Trying to get grease out of the blazer\'s carpet...

    Remove the carpet...then don't put it back. I'm not really joking either. Carpet in a K5 is a major contributor to floor rust...you can always run a floor mat under your feet. If I ever buy another K5 that'll be the first thing I do is remove the carpet.

    Rene
     
  5. NoAngel

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    Re: Trying to get grease out of the blazer\'s carpet...

    I was contemplating doing just that. Leadfoot and I took it out last night so we could assess the rust situation.(which wasn't all that bad, thankfully) I like the way the carpet looks though...*noangel in deep thought*
     
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    Re: Trying to get grease out of the blazer\'s carpet...

    thats what i had to do but mine was covered with blood i mean mud yeh thets it mud /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    Re: Trying to get grease out of the blazer\'s carpet...

    Just imagine how the carpet holds the moisture against the steel floor 24/7...the thought of that was enough for me to chuck my carpet permanently! I have yet to see a K5 that didn't leak somewhere, windshield corners, tailgate seal, hardtop seal (not as common) and the carpet usually stays wet for a long time. The moisture being trapped against the steel just eats the floors in a pretty short time...

    Run some nice floor mats...

    Rene
     
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    Re: Trying to get grease out of the blazer\'s carpet...

    Yeah, carpet is a pain when you get it wet, which is all the time in the winter (tracking in snow).

    Of course, my carpet is helping me rust-PROOF my driver's side of the floor, since my hydroboost unit is leaking all over the place! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    Re: Trying to get grease out of the blazer\'s carpet...

    Use brake cleaner. It works great on grease. Thats what a car dealership that I once worked for used all the time.
     
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    Re: Trying to get grease out of the blazer\'s carpet...

    Remove carpet. Leave it out.
     
  11. Re: Trying to get grease out of the blazer\'s carpet...

    Try Oxi-Clean, you can buy it at Wal-mart in the household cleaner section. The stuff works on pretty much anything.
     
  12. Seventy4Blazer

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    Re: Trying to get grease out of the blazer\'s carpet...

    umm, dont waste your time. the second you get that stain out you will a) find another an so on so forth or b) make another bigger deeper stain
    he he, it is a life long battle... so i took out my carpet...
    grant
     
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    Re: Trying to get grease out of the blazer\'s carpet...

    Sid beat me to it...brake cleaner. Just try a little on a spot where the capet doesn't show and make sure it's isn't going to take the color out. Good stuff dries fast. Disolves grease like nothing else.
    Ace also sells a product called M-1. good stuff also but stinks like hell and will need to air out for a while.
     
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    Re: Trying to get grease out of the blazer\'s carpet...

    Underlayment. I've notice the carpet doesn't hold moisture that well (part of it's design), it's the underlayment (the foam type cushiony stuff beneath the carpet) that holds in the moisture (to a much greater degree than the carpet itself). I removed all the underlayment in my 80 and if anything gets spilled the carpet gets wet, but dries out fairly quickly (as long as the rig is not "sealed"). Same spill with the underlayment and no matter how much you "air it out", the underlayment is still wet days/weeks later (It's like a big sponge). I was suggesting to her to go rubber/vinyl, but moisture gets trapped under that as well, whereas the carpet can
    "breath" a little. I want her to have some protection as we will be loading/unloading bikes, camping supplies, etc. and I want to keep the floor from getting scratched as much as possible (not for beauty sake, but to keep it rusting from the inside out, as we live in the salt belt and any bare metal will rust whether it be on the inside or out). I was thinking of reinstalling just the carpet (no underlayment) as I did in my 80. It's a little louder in the cab (hardly noticeable, and hers would even be less notible with the quiet stock exhaust), and the floor doesn't have that "cushy" feel, but then again we won't be sitting on the rear blazer floor.
    ***Still Thinkin"***** Hey, where's that smoke coming from?
     
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    Re: Trying to get grease out of the blazer\'s carpet...

    Thats true...the underlay crap is evil./forums/images/icons/crazy.gif You could also herculine the floor and then run plain carpet with no underlay stuff.

    Rene
     
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    Re: Trying to get grease out of the blazer\'s carpet...

    *Lightbulb* Good Idea. Thanks Rene.
     
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    Re: Trying to get grease out of the blazer\'s carpet...

    Funny how the obvious occurs to me sometimes... /forums/images/icons/grin.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    I labeled any carpet bad but you narrowed it down to the underlay which is very true...

    At any rate the original point was that sacrificing a little creature comfort to 'save' the floors is pretty important from my perspective. I don't ever want to have to do the rust repair thing again!!!

    Rene
     

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