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Old 12-09-2017, 09:55 PM   #1
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Removing antifreeze from carpet?

Any suggestions for removing antifreeze from carpet?
I moved my heat exchanger inside under my bench/bed and had a small drip in the hose connection that I didn't catch.
I have a spot that is soaked about the size of a 5 gallon bucket.
I do have a professional carpet machine to extract with but not sure what type of chemicals to use or if just soak with water rinse repeat over and over would be best.
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Old 12-09-2017, 11:25 PM   #2
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Extract as much as you can first then use a 50/ 50 simple green shampoo with then rinse, last shampoo with a 25% tide powder is what I'd do, safe but time consuming.
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Old 12-09-2017, 11:39 PM   #3
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I had some spill and never could get it out. I wound up removing and replacing the carpet.
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I found on a classic car forum a guy who contacted prestone and they recommend straight water.
I will let you know how it turns out.
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straight water over and over followed by a little simple green no oily feel and smells great
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Is the carpet installed in such a way that it's easy to take out? If so, you could just soak it in a kiddie pool several times in a row.
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Is the carpet installed in such a way that it's easy to take out? If so, you could just soak it in a kiddie pool several times in a row.
You know what's in a kiddie pool don't you.
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Old 12-12-2017, 09:47 PM   #8
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Thanks for the replies. It came out no problem with straight water several applications and a simple green last application for good measure.
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