cleaning carpet inside cabin

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cleaning carpet inside cabin

Post by Wineduptoy » Sun Aug 22, 2004 11:22 pm

Just bought a 82 model with a lot of stains inside on the hull liner. Any ideas on how to clean(if even possible) what about a rug doctor type steam cleaner? Help would be appreciated.

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Post by Bob Pr. » Tue Aug 24, 2004 6:38 pm

Several years ago, I was selling my 1984 S2 6.9 (above the waterline and its entire cabin look like a 7/8ths scale 7.9 and it uses the same carpet hull liner). Its carpet liner was dirty and stained in many places; some were rust stains. The berth cushions were stained also but I had them reupholstered.

In Topeka, KS (my home), we have an excellent cleaning service that also specializes in restoration after fire and water damage. I trailered my boat there and left it. I dropped in to look occasionally and saw the worker use several different cleaning agents on some of the stains depending on their type.

It cost me a little over $100 to have the hull liner cleaned and it took almost all of one day. But it was well worth it -- it came out looking brand new.

That's something to consider.

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Post by Tom Line » Wed Aug 25, 2004 12:00 pm

I just recently cleaned mine using my household Bissel Heated Carpet Cleaner, using the standard bissel carpet cleaning solution. My carpet clean has a hand attachment and I used that throughout the inside. It got rid of the majority of the dirt and mildew and I'm very happy with the appearance now.
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Re: cleaning carpet inside cabin

Post by maint1947 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:50 am


Has anyone ever hired professional carpet cleaners for the interior carpet of their office????? I do not have any major stains but can tell a difference in color when I remove the runners in the high traffic areas, So, I thought that a professional carpet cleaner with a hot water extractor may do a trick...

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Re: cleaning carpet inside cabin

Post by AJ Oliver » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:18 pm

Another reason to keep the interior carpeting, which was persuasive to me . .

is that it seems to deaden sound and keep noise levels low.

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