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03-17-2015 07:44 PM
dwilliams35
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Originally Posted by Thegdog View Post
Thanks for the help. I let it dry and cleaned it pretty good. Seems back to normal. I have always wandered why any 4x4 would have carpet?? Why would it not come from the factory with a hard floor, and then add maybe a carpet mat, for the floor if needed.

I have considered doing bedliner, three concerns I have.

1. Noise, My jeep see's more time on road than off, and gets used for road trips. I don't want to create a bunch of extra noise in the cabin.

2. Installation. Seems like it might be a bear to put on. Especially for something that doesn't see mud everyday.

3. Comfort. It just feels weird putting it in a WJ. It kinda like a "luxury jeep" in a way, and not sure how I feel about leather heated seats, sunroof, and Bedliner. lol But thats not a huge concern. Utility comes first. It just spends 95% of time on road, and is quite the road trip jeep!
Well, it's not that hard to put on: pull the seats and carpet, do some masking, knock it out.

As far as the rest of the questions, it's all about tradoffs. Do you want a rig, or do you want a car? You can try to mix the two, but there's only so far you can go in any given direction before you lose the other side. If it's a problem, keep this one for a car and buy a used one or whatever to hack on however you want.
03-17-2015 06:59 PM
Thegdog Thanks for the help. I let it dry and cleaned it pretty good. Seems back to normal. I have always wandered why any 4x4 would have carpet?? Why would it not come from the factory with a hard floor, and then add maybe a carpet mat, for the floor if needed.

I have considered doing bedliner, three concerns I have.

1. Noise, My jeep see's more time on road than off, and gets used for road trips. I don't want to create a bunch of extra noise in the cabin.

2. Installation. Seems like it might be a bear to put on. Especially for something that doesn't see mud everyday.

3. Comfort. It just feels weird putting it in a WJ. It kinda like a "luxury jeep" in a way, and not sure how I feel about leather heated seats, sunroof, and Bedliner. lol But thats not a huge concern. Utility comes first. It just spends 95% of time on road, and is quite the road trip jeep!
03-16-2015 05:50 AM
1320yj I clean carpet by removing it and using a pressure washer and detergent to clean it then hang it over a fence in the sun to dry.
I worked for a used car dealer and we use to clean all the real dirty carpets that way , they come out cleaner and don't make the car smell like a wet dog.
03-16-2015 02:27 AM
karlo +1 on using bedliner when doing off-roading. Mush easier to maintain and clean.
03-15-2015 10:36 PM
zillla
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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
03-15-2015 09:59 PM
dwilliams35
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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....
03-15-2015 09:57 PM
dwilliams35
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Originally Posted by Thegdog View Post
You say that, but look at what I did.
like I said, a good start.
03-15-2015 05:23 PM
Jerry Bransford 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.
03-15-2015 11:43 AM
GilaMtnJeep 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.
03-15-2015 10:59 AM
Thegdog
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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
03-15-2015 10:49 AM
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.
03-15-2015 10:38 AM
Thegdog
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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?
03-15-2015 10:14 AM
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.)
03-15-2015 09:37 AM
Thegdog You say that, but look at what I did.
03-15-2015 09:27 AM
zillla
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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..
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