How to clean up Muddy carpet - JeepForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 18 Old 03-15-2015, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
Thegdog
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Winston-Salem
Posts: 613
How to clean up Muddy carpet

I did a dumb thing yesterday and got my jeep sideways in a mud hole. Passenger side capet was standing muddy water. Wasn't super deep but a big puddle.

I took it to the DIY carwash. Tried to Vacuum up the mud. Then did shampoo and carpet cleaner, then Vacuum. I seems like I got the mud out, capet looks clean, but still pretty wet. Right now its covered in two rolls of heavy duty shop towels. Any suggestions on what to do?

I might end up just cutting out the carpet there and putting something in place of it.

Thegdog is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 Old 03-15-2015, 08:49 AM
gregstudeny
Registered User
2006 WK 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: san antonio
Posts: 771
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thegdog View Post
I did a dumb thing yesterday and got my jeep sideways in a mud hole. Passenger side capet was standing muddy water. Wasn't super deep but a big puddle.

I took it to the DIY carwash. Tried to Vacuum up the mud. Then did shampoo and carpet cleaner, then Vacuum. I seems like I got the mud out, capet looks clean, but still pretty wet. Right now its covered in two rolls of heavy duty shop towels. Any suggestions on what to do?

I might end up just cutting out the carpet there and putting something in place of it.
Hair dryer, heat gun, fan, run over it to press the water out, or buy new ones. I suggest weathertech
gregstudeny is offline  
post #3 of 18 Old 03-15-2015, 09:14 AM
dwilliams35
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 726
Cut it out, throw it away, replace with Bedliner.

Then get your head on straight; sideways in a mud hole isn't "a dumb thing", It's a "good start"...
dwilliams35 is offline  
 
post #4 of 18 Old 03-15-2015, 09:27 AM
zillla
Registered User
1930 VJ 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 1,279
Quote:
Originally Posted by dwilliams35 View Post
Cut it out, throw it away, replace with Bedliner.

Then get your head on straight; sideways in a mud hole isn't "a dumb thing", It's a "good start"...
+1. None of my off road vehicles have carpet.. My 2 GM trucks do and it is a PITA to clean.. My old truck had rubber floor and was much easier to maintain.. I wish this was still an option.. You might try some of that carpet cleaner in a pressurized can that has a brush attached..

Pull my finger
zillla is offline  
post #5 of 18 Old 03-15-2015, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
Thegdog
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Winston-Salem
Posts: 613
You say that, but look at what I did.
Attached Images
 
Thegdog is offline  
post #6 of 18 Old 03-15-2015, 10:14 AM
jeepster93
Registered User
 
jeepster93's Avatar
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Englewood, CO
Posts: 4,646
The 1st thing is...Wait until it drys. Nothing can be done to wet carpet. You can do things to help it dry faster, but let it dry.
Then after it drys, clean it, it will work much better.
(I own a carpet cleaning business.)
jeepster93 is offline  
post #7 of 18 Old 03-15-2015, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
Thegdog
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Winston-Salem
Posts: 613
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeepster93
The 1st thing is...Wait until it drys. Nothing can be done to wet carpet. You can do things to help it dry faster, but let it dry. Then after it drys, clean it, it will work much better. (I own a carpet cleaning business.)
Did I wrong vacuuming the mud puddle out?
Thegdog is offline  
post #8 of 18 Old 03-15-2015, 10:49 AM
jeepster93
Registered User
 
jeepster93's Avatar
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Englewood, CO
Posts: 4,646
It's gotta dry. So you need the water and mud gone for that to happen. Spray it down with a garden hose if needed. do what you need to do to get the mud out. But the clean, the appearance/smell part, that waits until the it drys.
My YJ has plastic floor plugs in drain holes in it for this exact thing.

A several step process
Get the whatever out.
Let it dry
Clean it.

This is how coffee is removed, wine, pet stains, a 3 step process.
jeepster93 is offline  
post #9 of 18 Old 03-15-2015, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
Thegdog
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Winston-Salem
Posts: 613
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeepster93
It's gotta dry. So you need the water and mud gone for that to happen. Spray it down with a garden hose if needed. do what you need to do to get the mud out. But the clean, the appearance/smell part, that waits until the it drys. My YJ has plastic floor plugs in drain holes in it for this exact thing. A several step process Get the whatever out. Let it dry Clean it. This is how coffee is removed, wine, pet stains, a 3 step process.
understood! Thank You
Thegdog is offline  
post #10 of 18 Old 03-15-2015, 11:43 AM
GilaMtnJeep
Registered User
 
GilaMtnJeep's Avatar
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Silver City
Posts: 4,282
I've rented the Rug Doctor with the hand attachment in the past. In the areas the tool couldn't get I've attached a regular hose and crevice tool. When I've done that I used quality cleaner. The Rug Doctor will extract an amazing amount of water and putting hot water in the tank helps lift the dirt and allows it to dry faster. Clean, dry, and not smelly when finished.

Silence is Golden, Duct tape comes in Many Colors.

Journeyman Meterman IBEW Local 611

Work with enthusiasm as though you were working for the Lord rather than for man.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Member 25

/l ,[____],
l---L -0lllllll0-

()_) ()_)-O-)_)
GilaMtnJeep is offline  
post #11 of 18 Old 03-15-2015, 05:23 PM
Jerry Bransford
Administrator
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Escondido, California
Posts: 71,917
Coin-up car wash, easy-peasy. Hang the carpeting from the clips on the wall in the stall and use the high pressure soapy sprayer with a little brush action if needed. Rinse with the high pressure rinse and they should look good as new so long as your mud isn't the kind that stains.

When you have a choice, buy American made.
Jerry Bransford is offline  
post #12 of 18 Old 03-15-2015, 09:57 PM
dwilliams35
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 726
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thegdog View Post
You say that, but look at what I did.
like I said, a good start.
dwilliams35 is offline  
post #13 of 18 Old 03-15-2015, 09:59 PM
dwilliams35
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 726
Quote:
Originally Posted by zillla View Post
+1. None of my off road vehicles have carpet.. My 2 GM trucks do and it is a PITA to clean.. My old truck had rubber floor and was much easier to maintain.. I wish this was still an option.. You might try some of that carpet cleaner in a pressurized can that has a brush attached..
"Carpet delete" is still an option on fords anyway, mine has the rubber/plastic floors. Can't beat it....
dwilliams35 is offline  
post #14 of 18 Old 03-15-2015, 10:36 PM
zillla
Registered User
1930 VJ 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 1,279
Quote:
Originally Posted by dwilliams35 View Post
"Carpet delete" is still an option on fords anyway, mine has the rubber/plastic floors. Can't beat it....
Might have to look at Ford as my next vehicle.. Truck that is. I hate carpet in a truck or Jeep

Pull my finger
zillla is offline  
post #15 of 18 Old 03-16-2015, 02:27 AM
karlo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,648
+1 on using bedliner when doing off-roading. Mush easier to maintain and clean.
karlo is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome