Spilled oil in the wifes car, help me clean it. - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-18-2010, 09:20 PM   #1
I'm Miserable!
Thread Starter
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Texas, 'Murica
Posts: 2,505
Total Cats: 7
Default Spilled oil in the wifes car, help me clean it.

I left a quart of oil in the back of my wifes civic. It leaked out and soaked into that funky carpet. What is the best way to clean that up? Soak it up with HI DRI then vacuum? Tuff stuff? Any one with experience cleaning up retarded *** messes, please chime in.
chicksdigmiatas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2010, 09:21 PM   #2
Murderator
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 36,174
Total Cats: 2,575
Default

back as in back seat or trunk? I'd just replace seat or trunk carpet. its cheap
18psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2010, 09:22 PM   #3
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: VA, Germany, Afghanistan
Posts: 2,967
Total Cats: 3
Default

You may be replacing carpet if your wife isn't at least somewhat forgiving, cleaning up oil sucks on smooth non-porous surfaces, let alone something like carpet.
KPLAFIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2010, 09:23 PM   #4
I'm Miserable!
Thread Starter
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Texas, 'Murica
Posts: 2,505
Total Cats: 7
Default

Yeah,, that **** is like 10 bucks a roll at the parts store, it was in the trunk.
chicksdigmiatas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2010, 09:51 PM   #5
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 2,980
Total Cats: 14
Default

Take it to the dry cleaners and ask them. Either that or any cheap *** used car lot. They deal with **** like that on a daily basis.
rmcelwee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2010, 10:36 PM   #6
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Mach929's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: lansdale PA
Posts: 2,500
Total Cats: 0
Default

just replace you'll never get it out
Mach929 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2010, 06:14 PM   #7
Elite Member
iTrader: (7)
 
samnavy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
Posts: 6,020
Total Cats: 175
Default

Don't bother cleaning it... you'll never get all of it out, it'll smell like oil forever, especially in the summer when it's 130* inside the car.

It'll take you less time to simply replace the entire interior carpet than to try and clean it. Let her pick the color:
Honda Civic Carpet Replacement Kit
Honda Civic Carpet--Xtreme and OEM Colors
samnavy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2010, 06:25 PM   #8
Junior Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Charlotte , nc
Posts: 325
Total Cats: 1
Default

If you have to clean it. Soak up the wet stuff. Spread Tide laundry detergent soak into it and then take to HIGH pressure car wash. Lay on ground and Spray the **** out. Let dry for 2 days , should come out acceptable.
jedduh01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2010, 07:09 PM   #9
Senior Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 758
Total Cats: 5
Default

Take it out and use Dawn and a plastic bristle brush.
boileralum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2010, 05:22 PM   #10
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 123
Total Cats: 0
Default

Sham wow
1redcanuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2010, 06:02 PM   #11
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by boileralum View Post
Take it out and use Dawn and a plastic bristle brush.
word up. Cover it in kitty litter too and put a brick on top.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2010, 06:29 PM   #12
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Posts: 4,480
Total Cats: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hustler View Post
word up. Cover it in kitty litter too and put a brick on top.
cat litter works best. also try baking soda - its the best cleaning product ever!
UrbanSoot is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Turbo 1995 Miata Low mileage Clean Tekel Cars for sale/trade 29 02-05-2016 05:16 PM
FS/FT: 03.5 Mazdaspeed Protege leatherface24 Cars for sale/trade 15 10-16-2015 12:35 PM
Charlotte - 1.6 ECU/Injectors, '94 R Pacakage Stuff Dustin Miata parts for sale/trade 4 09-23-2015 11:34 PM
H-Beam Rods with ARP 2000 Bolts; Supertech 84.0mm Ring Set, OEM 1.8 Water Pump skou Miata parts for sale/trade 4 09-10-2015 10:44 AM
New here, saying hi, here's what I'm workin with. SuperSneakySecretSquirrel Meet and Greet 5 09-06-2015 09:30 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:21 AM.