Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Grass Valley, California
Make sure you have plenty of light so you can see what you're doing. I used white paper towels to blot or soak up the cleaner. The trick is to avoid rubbing! Spray the cleaner on the spot, wait 30 seconds, then use a clean "white" paper towel to soak up the cleaner. Keep turning the paper towel so you never touch the carpet with cleaner you pulled up. Use the carbonated cleaner first, wait until everything is dry before you decide to go over stubborn areas. Practice on your carpet before you attempt to clean your headliner. Don't rub the headliner!!! You will damage the fibers!!! The carpet will take a lot more abuse from rubbing, but it will show frayed fibers if you start rubbing to much. I had some chocolate shake and Skiddles that were ground into the carpet. I sprayed the carbonated cleaner on it, loosened the gunk with a white nylon brush (very gently) then soaked up the fluid with a clean paper towel. Any grease or dark oil spots required the chemical cleaner...same technique (don't use the nylon brush unless you have thick gunk that won't come out). I used the chemical cleaner to remove grease spots on my headliner with no problems...just had to be very gentle with it. I'll post some pics tomorrow.
Last edited by 3dguy; 01-14-2010 at 09:26 AM.